8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

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Menaggio
— 3 nights
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Varenna
— 4 nights

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Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lido di Menaggio and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino. Explore Menaggio's surroundings by going to Lido di Lenno (in Lenno), Colico (Enoteca Bianchi Bazzi & Sentiero dei Forti) and Dervio (Castello di Corenno Plinio & Chiesa di S. Tommaso Becket). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, take a stroll through Menaggio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vincenzo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Menaggio trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Menaggio is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Menaggio. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Menaggio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Varenna.

Things to do in Menaggio

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Gravedona, Colico, Dervio, Menaggio
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Menaggio ©
Menaggio

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to La Punta Spartivento and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Explore Varenna's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Tranquilla (in Dorio), Colico (Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona & Forte Montecchio Nord) and Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Parco di Villa Serbelloni, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero del Viandante, take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, and view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Varenna online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Menaggio to Varenna in 1.5 hours. August in Varenna sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bellagio, Colico, Dervio, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Spiaggia Bau Bau Olivedo
Highlights from your plan
S. Giovanni Battista ©
S. Giovanni Battista
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach

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