8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

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Como
— 3 nights
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Varenna
— 4 nights

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nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina), Chiesa di Santo Stefano e Battistero (in Lenno) and Sentee di Sort (in Cernobbio). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), see the interesting displays at Madonna del Ghisallo, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Como day trip planning site.

Bristol, UK to Como is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Como is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Como are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Magreglio, Cernobbio, Villa del Balbianello, Chiesa di Santo Stefano e Battistero, Faro voltiano
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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Varenna

Varenna ©
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Varenna: Tremezzina (Chiosco Villa Carlotta & Villa Carlotta), Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno) and Bellagio (Kayaking & Canoeing, Basilica di San Giacomo, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, appreciate the views at Valchiavenna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Varenna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Varenna are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Lake Como, Bellano, Chiesa di S. Leonardo
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi

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