Saturday, June 2, 2012
Hans and I, along with Kate (Goodfish) and hubby Jerry, enjoyed a day trip to VARENNA which is on Lake Como in the province of Lecco, in the Italian region Lombardy. It is located about 60 kilometers north of Milan and about 20 kilometers north-west of Lecco.
Realistically if you come by boat to the Centro Lago from Como, as we did, I think it's best to just visit a couple of villages and Bellagio would be on most people's list first.
Although there are other places that would warrant inclusion we chose Varenna because of its more peaceful nature.
The thing I liked about Varenna apart from it being peaceful was its lack of shops that just cater for tourists. It had a distinctly natural feel to it which is what many people like to find, even though we're all tourists.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Varenna was sat at a lakeside café with an iced cocktail of vodka, lemon and peach just watching the world go by under the warm late summer sun. Just how I like it.