Varenna travel guide

Varenna Tourism | Varenna Guide

You're Going to Love Varenna

With a population of 764, Varenna is a must-see destination in Lombardy, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Varenna

Varenna in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Varenna in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Varenna


Although Varenna doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Milan All airports (MIL), which is located 61 km from Varenna. The shortest flight to Varenna from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 68h 35m.


Italotreno is the most popular train carrier serving Varenna, followed by Trenitalia. The train journey from Varenna to Turin takes 0h 44m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Seriate, expect to pay about $12 for a 0h 48m trip. The train station in Varenna is called Varenna Esino, and is located 0.7 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Varenna is to pick up a car hire from Milan, which is about 61 km from Varenna. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Sixt, among others, in Milan.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Varenna, including FlixBus, Itabus and BlaBlaBus. From Turin, the bus ride to Varenna takes 153 km and will cost you around $18. From Genoa, the ticket costs about $13 for a journey of 169 km.

Airports near Varenna

Airlines serving Varenna

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (840 reviews)
Qatar Airways
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United Airlines
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
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Ethiopian Air
Good (287 reviews)
ITA Airways
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Aer Lingus
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Air Europa
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Where to stay in Varenna

Average rates range from around $328 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $334 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Varenna

Most booked hotels in Varenna

Hotel Belvedere
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Du Lac
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Fioroni
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Excelsior Splendide
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
Hotel Mirabeau
Good (6.9, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Varenna

Expect to pay $3.59 per litre in Varenna (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $43.01 and $57.35. The most frequently booked car type in Varenna is Compact (Fiat 500L or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Volkswagen up! or similar) is, on average, 62% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.