We would like to suggest that you discover Varenna by walking along the alleys and the lakeside promenade, discovering little by little what this jewel is timidly hidden on Lake Como.
Following a route fee and points of interest I obviously need to provide the following suggestions:
The Medieval Church of San Giorgio , in the main square of the town, probably of architectural origin from the Romanesque period, presumable from the bell tower, then remodeled before the beginning of the Gothic period, it contains frescoes from the 14th century, some pollutants and a valuable altarpiece.
The Church of San Giovanni Battista </ a> , one of the most ancient buildings of Lake Como, has several frescoes and a valuable altar wing, the Romanesque bell tower remained devoid of bells until the 18th century.
Villa Monastero , first monastery and later in the patrician villa is now a museum house in which various rooms can be visited including Sala Nera, Sala del Bigliardo and Sala Fermi by the surname of the fiscio Enrico Fermi who held some lessons here. Outside the botanical garden winds for almost two kilometers up to the bed of Fiumelatte and contains multiple precious and rare essences.
Villa Cipressi , founded around the 1400 and remodeled until 1800, now owned by the Municipality of Varenna and home to important conferences and congresses.
Remember also the Scanagatta Ornithological Museum with its small but important collection.
Ending a walk for the lakefront to discover the numerous refined shops, bars and restaurants and the “Passeggiata dell’Amore” directly overlooking the lake.
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