Varenna is a small village between the mountains and the lake, full of charm and picturesque views, located just in front of Bellagio, with contends the title for the most beautiful village of Lario.


The lakefront

Dall’imbarcadero parte un percorso pedonale direttamente sul lago, da questa passerella, che in alcuni punti permette di camminare sospesi sull’acqua, si possono ammirare il lago da una parte, e i giardini delle bellissime ville che si affacciano sul Lario dall’altra. A metà strada tra l’imbarcadero e la Riva Grande c’è una struttura in metallo che permette alle piante di arrampicarsi e formare una galleria attraverso la quale passa la passerella: in primavera con i fiori sbocciati è assolutamente da non perdere.

Source of Fiumelatte

Proceeding towards Lecco, you reach Fiumelatte, a hamlet of Varenna, which takes its name from the river that passes there. This watercourse has two extraordinary features: it is the shortest in Italy, only 250 meters and it is also a temporary torrent, appears at the end of March and goes back to dry at the beginning of October!

The name derives from the color of water, which flows so impetuous that it looks like milk. This particular feature is due to the slope of the river bed (36 degrees) and to the brittle limestone that the torrent carries with it while dying its course.

It can be reached on foot, passing the cemetery of Varenna towards Lecco and following a path that runs along the lake.

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