From the train station, it's just a quick stroll down to the shores of Lake Como. Watch for signs telling you where to go, and it’s pretty clear that walking downhill will take your right to the water. Another friendly tip: skip the restrooms at the train station and look for something a little more up-to-date down in the town.
We walked the alleys, streets and stairs, soaking in all the different viewpoints of Varenna, vistas usually only seen on postcards or The Travel Channel. It didn’t take long for us to realize that this was one of the best slices of Italy that we had the opportunity to visit, so if you’re on the fence about adding Lake Como and Varenna to your itinerary—just do it, so worth it.
We’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, as those alone should confirm the need to visit Varenna the next time you’re anywhere near Northern Italy. Of course we couldn’t resist crossing the lake to check out another town, so stick around to hear our thoughts on Bellagio as well. Not surprisingly, it was equally awesome.