Varenna Tourism

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Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Milan and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Lecco. Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. In 1126 it was destroyed by the rival commune of Como, and later received the refugees from the Isola Comacina, who had met the same fate (1169). Varenna borders the following municipalities: Esino Lario, Lierna, Oliveto Lario, Perledo. The main sights are the Castello di Vezio, a small museum dedicated to the Lariosaurus and a sea reptile from the Middle Triassic period as well as the beautiful gardens at Villa Monastero. Across the lake in the province of Como are: Bellagio, Griante and Menaggio. Villa Monastero, in between Varenna and Fiumelatte is nowadays a museum, botanical garden and convention center. It was founded as a Cistercian monastery in the 11th or 12th century.It is served by Varenna-Esino-Perledo station, on the Tirano–Lecco railway.


Planning a vacation to Varenna in Italy? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Varenna is located at a short trip away from Milan a major city in Italy. Add Milan to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Sforza Castle, Museum Of La Scala, Milan Cathedral Or The Duomo. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Varenna.

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Facts and Stats for Varenna*

  • Pollution Statistics in Varenna

    Know the pollution level of Varenna before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 20.83 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Varenna: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Varenna for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Varenna.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.82 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 31.94 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.06 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 22.22 (Low)
  • Living in Varenna - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Varenna is 195.51 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 80.94 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.1 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.16 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 117.47 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 70.68 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.04 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 130.97 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Varenna

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Varenna

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 17.83 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 123.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 102.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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