Varenna is a really sweet little town on Lake Como. It is in the central part of the lake with a train station (Varenna Esino) and many boats to visit other lake towns and villages. The town itself has lots of hotels, apartments and bnbs and then higher in the mountain behind Varenna are Vezio and Perledo which also have options but it can be advisable to have a car or strong legs as the walk is steep.

Villa Cipressi– This lovely villa is right on the lake front with beautiful gardens

Royal Victoria– a four star central hotel in the main square with lake views and a swimming pool

Hotel Du Lac– on the little lane right on the lake. This small hotel has lovely views across the Lake

Albergo Milano– a very small hotel in the centre of the town with views across the lake and wonderful sunsets

Albergo del Sole– a small 3 star hotel in the main square, they also have a restaurant on the ground floor and there can sometimes be a little noise from diners

Villa Monti– a lovely historical villa with several apartments a short walk from the town centre

Villa Lucia Grande– A large villa in the centre of Varenna

Villa Torretta– a small traditional bnb close to the boat port and town centre

Airbnb– There are many apartments in on airbnb in Varenna

Farm Stay Vezio– There are several houses in the green above Varenna in the small village of Vezio- be aware it is a steep walk up

Il Porticetto– a small hotel in Vezio with a restaurant, very little English spoken here

There are a number of airbnb options in Perledo above Varenna. Perledo is a small village with a shop, a couple of local bars and beautiful views but not much more…strong legs for the steep walk are required