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Villa Central Varenna

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A stunning, beautifully furnished, recently renewed detached house, in front of Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi, on the main square of Varenna!

Walking distance from train station and ferry boat harbour, only meters from the promenade on the lake, the cafes and shops!

4 very nice rooms: one extraordinary big triple en suite, one single ,one twin and a smaller triple bedroom with 2 stylish bathrooms and one loo.

On the ground floor there is a cosy lounge where you can relax in front of the fire.

It has everything required for a perfect holiday.

Included are all bed linen and towels, a high chair and cot.

The lounge benifits from a big TV with some international channels, DVD, Video players and Hi Fi.

Next there is the kitchen with 10 seater dining table, which creates a relaxing environment in which you can cook and enjoy an italian evening meal.

The first floor accommodates a 2 double bedrooms and spacious bathroom.

On the second floor you will find a master bedroom with and en-suite (with jacuzzi) tastefully decorated and complimented by a wooden beamed ceiling to give a spacious feel to the room.

The 4th bedroom has a single bed and is quite small but still cozy.


Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Varenna 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milan / Bergamo 40 km, Nearest railway: Varenna 400 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Further details outdoors

There is a big parking lot near the house, so if you come by car you can easily store it there, there is a payment fee.

Further details

Beach towels are not provided , please bring your own.

Please do not use the home towels for the beach.

The Lombardy region

Varenna is located in Lake Como area (Lombardy, not Emilia Romagna). Our summers are wonderful with a pleasant breeze. July is the hottest month ( 26 / 30 C) , Springtime starts in March.

Winters are bright with lots of sun shine and nearly no rain but chilly, it may snow, but snow vanishes shortly near the lake and stays on the mountain tops. Lake Como has been an important through way for people coming and going north, pre-romanic churches, medieval castles and ... look out towers are still to been seen.


Varenna lies exactly halfway down the eastern shore of the lake on the Lecco branch. It was built on a rock prominently overshadowed by a steep mountain, at the top of which you can make out the outline of an old castle.

Varenna is an unusual and beautiful place: on the one hand, it is a lively and modern tourist resort, the centre for all lake ferries, and on the other it preserves the remains of a medieval past which is one of the best conserved in the area. Lovely and medieval Varenna is a charming town on the less trafficky side of the lake and it offers great views, beauty and relaxation.

A beautiful thing to do is to walk the lake front promenade – it’s an ever-changing, flowery and romantic walk – called "Passarella". The Passarella connects the town centre to the ferry boat harbour. Along the walk you’ll pass villas, gardens and boats.

The harbour is a typical past times fishermen resort with pastel coloured fishermen’s houses and a small beach.

Head up the hill to Piazza San Giorgio the main square in town. There are several churches on the square including the Chiesa Di San Giorgio with its belfry. Inside you’ll find a polyptych of San Giorgio (saint) by Giovan Pietro Brentani - Saint Giorgio, the Virgin and Saint Peter, a polyptych by Sigismondo de Magistris (Baptism of Christ) and a carved altarpiece . Varenna also has a castle that dates to 1300 – the Castello Di Vezio. The castle is located on a hill above the village. Once at the top, check out your view of Lake Como! There are gardens, a falconer , a drawbridge, a tower and there’s a small café up here too!

There are two spots for taking time to "smell the roses"….the Villa Cipressi and the Villa Monastero fabulous architecture, gardens, terracing, statuary, views, pathways, grottoes. For those who enjoy Guinness Records, The Fiumelatte / (milky river), the shortest river in Italy, is just one km south of Varenna. This river (800 feet) falls from Grigna mountain peaks in a noisy, foamy, white rush to the lake below, only 6 months of the year (from April to September).

Stop at the tourist office and you can get a map that takes you from the main square to the Fiumelatte, on to the castle and then back to town. This is a wonderful town!

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26 Aug 2014


"Great budget rental close to all amenities"

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We were a party of 8 adults and one child and each adult paid just under 200 euros each for the week. Nearby B&B charged 125 per night per room so if you are watchin… More

25 Aug 2014


"Great location, easy access to lake and town"

We were two families with teenage boys and we found the villa to be perfect for our needs. Located within one minute walk from Varenna main town square, the villa had sufficient room for all of us, th… More

23 Aug 2014


"Amazing great value."

This villa is perfect for a large group. We have just returned from a week long stay here with a group of 8 adults and 1 child. Right on the edge of town. 3 minutes walk from the main square with man… More

21 Jul 2014


"Spacious, value for money and great location"

We stayed here for 3 nights in July'14 - we were a group of 4 adults and 3 kids. A great location , short taxi ride from the station, public parking next door and a 2 min walk from the village c… More

3 Apr 2014



Splendida villa, vicinissima alla piazza principale del paese.
Ottime rifiniture. Accoglienza cortese e professionale.
Spero di tornare presto.

Grazie mille,
Vi aspettiamo alla prossima visita.
Lo staff di Villa Central Varenna

1 Aug 2013


"Wonderful hospitality and excellent value for money"

We've just returned from a delightful week's holiday at Villa Central. As a group of seven adults and an eight week old baby, the location, facilities and space that the villa afforded us w… More

Dear Guests,
thanks a lot for your lovely words.
We are very glad that you enjoied your stay at Villa Central Varenna.
We look forward to welcoming you again in lovely sunny Italy
Kindest Regards

31 Jul 2013


"Stylish apartment with stunning views"

We rented this apartment for my daughters wedding at Villa Cipressi, which is very near. It was lovely for my daughter to use the space to get ready with her bridesmaids and we have some beautiful pho… More

Dear Guests,
thanks a lot for yourbeautiful review. We are very happy to read that you enjoied your stay at Villa Central Varenna.
We look forward to welcoming you again in lovely sunny Italy
Kindest Regards

20 Jun 2013


"wonderful experience"

Clean, spacious with well equipped kitchen . Could easily accomodate 2 couples with children.Nice view from balcony off master bedroom. Across street from two wonderful gardens. Ten minute walk to fer… More

Dear Sir,
I really appreciate your feedback. Sure we will keep it up this way, we are always glad to provide a cozy accommodation for aour precious Guests.
Kindest Regards

24 Jan 2013


"Location spettacolare"

Perfetto, tutto perfetto.
La casa è in centro, comodissima e completa fino ai minimi dettagli.
Tutto è pulitissimo e nuovo.
Buona la disposizione delle camere che garantisce una buona privacy.
Nonostante la mancanza dell'aria condizionata la casa non è calda, anche perchè Varenna è un paese piuttosto ventilato.
Il personale e i proprietari sono gentilissimi.

Grazie mille per i Suoi commenti entusiastici.
Spero torni presto a trovarci a Varenna.

6 Jan 2013


"Beautiful home in a quaint village."

We had a lovely time taking nice walks and enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains.
The home was warm in the chilly winter and the big table allowed a group of friends to cook together and play games at. We slept comfortably and had a wonderful week.

Dear Tiffany,
I am very happy to read that you liked spending some time in Varenna despite the chilly winter time. We really appreciate that our property revealed itself up to your expectation.
Hope to meet you again, maybe in the summer time
Happy New Year

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