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Lago di Como, Varenna

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#2 of 139 in Nature in Lombardy
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The third largest lake in Italy and one of the deepest in Europe, Lago di Como is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The rich and powerful have been coming here since Roman times. Lake Como is well-known for its attractive villas. Visit the 17th-century Villa Carlotta to explore its scenic gardens, agriculture museum, and significant sculptures. Villa del Balbianello, the final home of explorer Guido Monzino, is famous for its elaborate, terraced gardens. Today, you'll find a museum devoted to his work. Go for a walk on one of the nature trails around the lake, or try out some watersports. Hop aboard the ferry service to easily access the small towns and villages. Make Lago di Como a centerpiece of your Varenna vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Varenna holiday site.
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  • We rode one of the ferries on Lake Como all the way North to Colico. A beautiful day to be out on the water. We spent a few hours and had a fantastic lunch in Colico and returned to Varenna on a fast....  more
    We rode one of the ferries on Lake Como all the way North to Colico. A beautiful day to be out on the water. We spent a few hours and had a fantastic lunch in Colico and returned to Varenna on a fast....  more »
  • Pretty Destination, very busy. The Bus service in Como is horrific, especially in the evening. Buses just don't show up. Taxis are pricy. The Walks and views are amazing. Great places for Foodies... 
    Pretty Destination, very busy. The Bus service in Como is horrific, especially in the evening. Buses just don't show up. Taxis are pricy. The Walks and views are amazing. Great places for Foodies...  more »
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  • A beautiful place - we took the train from Milan for 5 euros. But if you are planning a one day trip, there is not enough time to explore all the beaches by walking.
  • It's definitely a special place with huge potential beauty, but... It's very commercial in certain parts. It's one of those areas that is suffering under its own success.

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