Bellagio via Lecco and Varenna

This is an excerpt from the book “Milan and day trips to lakes and art cities

Lecco Pescarenico - photo © Cendali Gianpietro
Lecco Pescarenico – photo © Cendali Gianpietro

Lecco

“One arm of Lake Como turns off to the south between two unbroken chains of mountains, which cut it up into a series of bays and inlets…”  Alessandro Manzoni.

lago Como map mediumThis boat route runs along the Lecco branch of Lake Como, with a departure from Lecco and arrival at Bellagio after a stop in Varenna.

This is a brief overview of the itinerary proposed:

Varenna - Bellagio Ferry Photo © Silvia Massetti
Varenna – Bellagio Ferry Photo © Silvia Massetti

Abbadia Lariana

Mandello Lario seen from Varenna

Mandello Lario

Bellagio
Bellagio – Photo © Alex Molchan

Bellagio

The North part of Lake Como by boat

Varenna - photo © Cendali Gianpietro
Varenna – photo © Cendali Gianpietro

Varenna

Varenna

Villa Cipressi, now an hotel belonging to the city of Varenna, gives the possibility to visit, through a botanic pathway, century-old gardens with tiered terraces till the lake, containing plants of a rare beauty and worldwide botanic importance.

Where to stay in Bellagio

There are hotels, apartments, villas and condo hotels available, check it out and make a reservation here.

Where to stay in Varenna

There are hotels, apartments, villas and B&Bs available, check it out and make a reservation here.