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Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Linda H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julie L
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Babybird85
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Timmide
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank runaring
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sarahm324
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Had fun along the road. Nice views but a rather hot day for a walk. Would prefer doing it on a cooler day

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tsahi_LeventLevi
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
11  Thank Ernesto M
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Great walk up to Castello di Vezio along the steep trail. The trail is easy to follow and well marked up to the village of Vezio and the castle. The castle and village are well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank lirwin13
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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14 May 2017|
Response from loopy6idol | Reviewed this property |
You could do that, but it would be a VERY long hike from Colico to Bellano- 14.5km, with a lot of ups and downs. It took us almost 4 hours to do the 7km hike from Varenna to Bellano.
Peter H
16 January 2017|
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Response from joneo | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't find a detailed map in English, but a search will give multiple sites in Italian. Nonetheless, good signage along the way.
14 August 2015|
Response from Dougsworld | Reviewed this property |
Hi there 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