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Varenna is one of the easiest places to get to on the lake!

Being situated on the Eastern shore of Lake Como, is relatively straightforward if flying into Milan Bergamo or Milan Linate Milan Malpensa is a slightly longer journey being on the west side of Milan.


Driving from Orio al Serio (Milan Bergamo Airport) to Casa Varenna (69.4km)

Heading out of the Car Hire parking lot, turn right and follow the signs for Lecco (38km away), getting onto the SS671, come off the autostrade following signs for SS470 Lecco, then onto SS342 to Lecco and then the SS639. When you arrive in Lecco, follow signs for Sondrio and go down into the tunnel on the SS36. For a speedy journey continue on the autostrade and ignore the signs to Varenna / Fiumelatte - this is the slower lake road. Stay on the autostrade and after approx. 15 min's (24km) you come off at the exit 'Bellano' (a town 10 min's. north of Varenna). Be careful not to miss the sign for Bellano - it hangs down from the roof of one of the many tunnels you will drive through along the motorway. After the exit slipway, turn right and take the road all the way down to Bellano - at the T-juntion, turn left onto SP72 and follow the lakeside road to Varenna and Piazza San Giorgio. Park your car in either a blue (ticket required*) or white space (free parking). In the square, look towards the 'Albergo del Sol' and take the cobbled path down by the left of the building. Walk for 100m or so and you will see casa Varenna (a bright mustard coloured house) on the left hand side - Google Map Link


Driving from Milan Malpensa Airport to Casa Varenna (125km - about 1 hour 40 min's) Google Map Route

Driving from Milan Linate Airport to Casa Varenna (125km - about 1 hour 40 min's) Google Map Route


Catching the Train from Orio al Serio (Milan Bergamo Airport)
Take the shuttle-bus to Bergamo Railway Station. The bus stop is outside 'Arrivals' near the ticket vending machine in the airport.

Tickets can be purchased at:
• Orio Shuttle Box – Arrival Area
• Turismo Bergamo – Arrival Area
• Ticket Vending Machine at the Bus Stop

Notes: Catch the airport shuttle bus to Bergamo Train Station (15 min's. away) and buy a train ticket to Varenna / Esino (approx. EU5) and running hourly. When you reach the town of Lecco, change trains and catch the train to Sondrio / Tirano (seen on the front of the cab), getting off in Varenna. Travel Time is between 1:10 min's. & 1:40 min's, depending on the time of the train you catch - Train Times


Catching the new Express Bus from Orio al Serio (Milan Bergamo Airport) to Menaggio

Stopping at Como, Lenno, Tremezzo, Cadenabbia & Menaggio along the way.


Navigazione Lago di Como

Ferry Timetables


Orio Center Shopping Mall

Opposite Milan Bergamo Airport with 200 stores

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday 9am - 10pm

Saturday 8.30am - 9pm

Sunday/Holidays 9am - 8pm

Orio Center Shopping Mall


FoxTown Factory Outlet Shopping Mall, Switzerland

FoxTown & Google Map Route

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