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This is a steep and uneven path leading to a castle high above Varenna. Once you get to the entrance and walk up toward the castle you will have stunning views of Lake Como and Varenna will be directly below. One of the greatest surprises...More
I love walking and am always up for a challenge! The initial part of this walk certainly challenged me! Found it tricky to find the right path and for the first 40 minutes the walk was steep! The reward was beautiful views of Lake Como...More
Loved this walk, the views are fantastic. Would only recommend for those with a good general level of fitness as there are a few steep hills and the path is a bit uneven. If starting in Varenna you initially need to follow the signs up...More
This walk starts in Varenna near the Banca Populare and takes you to the village of Vezio and then the Castello di Vezio, both worth a visit. This is a strenuous climb and not for people with health issues. At the top the views and...More
Very nice hike from Varenna to Bellano on the Sentiero del Viandante. Had a little difficulty finding where to connect to it from Varenna and ended up walking along a road a while but once we found the trail signage was good. Great to be...More
We decided to walk from Bonzeno where we were staying to Varenna. We picked up the trail after following a path from Chiesa San Andrea in Bonzeno until we met the Sentiero del Viandante. We walked about two thirds of the way to Vezio. The...More
Great way to spend the day, hiking along deserted paths once used as the only way to get to villages. Essentially old donkey trails. We walked from Varenna to Bellano, visiting il Castello Di Vezio on the way. The track Is about 6 km long...More
This is a good and pleasant walk up the hill to the Vezio castle ruins overlooking Varenna. We had no trouble at all with signage but do warn that the path up from Varenna is steep. There are no benches until you reach the small...More
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If you google the pathway you will find a number of sites with maps and details. If you start from the ferry wharf at Varenna the easiest route is via the road towards the train station and then up to Vezio. Follow... More
If you google the pathway you will find a number of sites with maps and details. If you start from the ferry wharf at Varenna the easiest route is via the road towards the train station and then up to Vezio. Follow the road and various stairs. You will join the trail high up when you see orange markers.
The best and more scenic is to take the path through the woods to Vezio castle then follow the markers to Bellano. Starting at the ferry terminal walk to the main road and turn right. A short stroll later and you will see a sign post to Vezio castle on the left.
The locals in Varenna are very friendly and eager to chat. They will certainly help you on your way.