• Villages
    • Food & Wine
    • Itinerari
    • Leonardo
    • Active & Green

VARENNA AND ITS HAMLETS and olive oil tasting

VARENNA and its hamlets including Vezio Castle visit and local olive oil tasting.

Where
Stazione ferroviaria di Varenna
piazza stazione, Varenna
Availability
On request - tailor made
Duration/Length
7 hours
Costs
Starting from
80 €
Contacts
+039 347 0405703
pastacaldi.sabrina@gmail.com

WOODS, OLIVE TREES, POLLIBRERIE AND WONDERFUL VIEWS ON LAKE COMO

A circular itinerary, partly on the Wayfarer Trail on Varenna Hills, far from crowd, far from busy traffic, immersed in an historic hamlet where we will discover the history and traditions of Lake Como region and last but not least wonderful views on Lake Como.
After visiting Vezio castle offering wonderful views on the Lake, we will discover the northernmost area in Europe where olive trees can be cultivated, unexpected reading and bookcrossing areas, warm welcoming by local people living in a small village, the farming past of a village proud of its past but turned to the future.
Packed lunch in Nature including local food we can buy in old shops in Varenna and olive oil tasting on request and according to availability.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Difference in elevation: 1150 feet

Length: 4.3 miles

Altitude: 2000 feet

Day excursion: duration can vary according to your requirements and programme will be modify accordingly.

 

FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME  

  • Meeting point in Varenna in the morning; Varenna can be easily reached from Milan by train.
  • Excursion among hamlets, woods and olive groves including Vezio Castle visit.
  • Packed lunch and olive oil tasting on request and according to availability.  
  • Back to Varenna in the afternoon

 

Programme, duration and activities may vary according to your requirements.

 

EQUIPMENTS AND CLOTHES

  • Hiking shoes with gripping soles to walk safely on paths.
  • Backpack to carry personal belongings, spare clothing, and food and water supplies; packed lunch.
  • Dress in layers according to the season (shirt, long-sleeved shirt, Fleece jacket or sweatshirt, rain and wind stopper jacket).
  • A second-hand book to share at the bookcrossing in the pollibreria;

Costs

Starting from 80 €

Includes

Hiking Guide fee  or Tour leader fee depending on your request; liability insurance.

Injury insurance for participants is NOT included.


Exclusions and Extra costs

  • lunch
  • tastings
  • transports
  • tickets

Notes

Year round, on request for individuals and groups up to 20 people. Italian, English and Franch spoken.

MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE PARTICIPATING.

The excursion can be cancelled or modified in case of bad weather conditions, at the discretion of the Guide to guarantee safety for participants.

 

Injury insurance for participants is NOT included.

 

Excursion suitable for adults and teens in good health and physical fitting conditions. Excursion is not suitable for people suffering from heart, respiratory, postural diseases or being overweight; not suitable to people just having been surged; please, inform the guide about any disease worth to be communicated and which could affect the excursion.


Places

Vezio Castle

Ancient medieval fortress overlooking Varenna, surrounded by a centuries-old olive grove, with a breathtaking view over Lake Como.
  • Art & Culture
Castello di Vezio Varenna
474 mt

Village of Varenna

The Village of Varenna is divided into a grid of streets that steeply slope down towards Lake Como.
  • Villages
Village of Varenna
572 mt

Ornithology and Natural Science Civic Museum "Luigi Scanagatta"

Ornithology and Natural Science Civic Museum "Luigi Scanagatta"
603 mt

The Magnolia of Villa Monastero

In an enchanting location, rich in artistic and natural wonders, a spectacular magnolia tree caresses the waters of the lake.
  • Lakes
The Magnolia of Villa Monastero
604 mt

Church of San Giorgio

  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di San Giorgio Varenna
606 mt

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
616 mt

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Discover the oldest church in Varenna, one of the first built on Lake Como when Christianity was beginning to spread.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista Varenna
616 mt

Villa Cipressi

  • Parks
Villa Cipressi Varenna
622 mt

Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero is one of Varenna’s best-known landmarks. It's now a museum showcasing a collection of items left by its owners
  • Art & Culture
Villa Monastero, Varenna
628 mt

Fiumelatte

In Varenna, discover the shortest river of Italy and visit its source surrounded by nature.
  • Active & Green
Fiumelatte Varenna
2.32 km

Lido of Lake Como

Relax and comfort on Lake Como during the summer
  • Lakes
lettino lido lago como
3 km

Orrido di Bellano

The strength of the nature sculpts the rocks
  • Active & Green
orrido bellano lago como
3.37 km

Villa serbelloni

In the village of Bellagio, "the pearl of Lake Como", is home to one of the most evocative historical residences of the Lario
  • Art & Culture
Villa Serbelloni
3.51 km

Bellano

Bellano offers a lot of historical and cultural attractions and is also an excellent starting point for excursions.
  • Lakes
Bellano_panorama_da_sud_foto di Carlo Borlenghi
3.51 km

Centre and lakeside of Menaggio

  • Villages
Centre and lakeside of Menaggio
3.69 km

Walking tour through Menaggio

Historical itinerary along the main sites of the town
  • Art & Culture
Piazza Garibaldi
3.7 km

Church of S. Marta

  • Art & Culture
Church of S. Marta
3.72 km

Il Rogolone

The big oak tree
Il Rogolone
3.73 km

Monument to the silk weaver

  • Art & Culture
Monumento alla Tessitrice
3.73 km

Itinerario a quiz per Menaggio

  • Art & Culture
medieval sculpture
3.73 km

Events

All'ombra del lago... di cieli, di terra e di acqua

Villa Monastero
Viale Polvani, 4
24/05/2024 - 23/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
All'ombra del lago... di cieli, di terra e di acqua
635 mt

Antonio Ghislanzoni e l'umorismo moderno musicale

Sala Fermi di Villa Monastero
Viale Polvani, 23829, Varenna, LC
01/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ghislanzoni e l'umorismo moderno musicale
768 mt

Quartetti scapigliati

Sala Fermi di Villa Monastero
Viale Polvani, 23829, Varenna, LC
01/06/2024
  • Music and show
Quartetti scapigliati
768 mt

La montagna più bella del mondo

Spazio Circolo
Via Manzoni 50, 23822, Bellano, LC
23/03/2024 - 29/09/2024
  • Art & Culture
La montagna più bella del mondo
3.5 km

Art Exhibition "Stanza" by Nancy Cadogan

Torre delle arti
Salita Plinio 25, Bellagio (CO)
12/05/2024 - 05/08/2024
  • Art & Culture
Art Exhibition "Stanza" by Nancy Cadogan
3.65 km

#FuoriOrticola

Giardini di Villa Melzi
Lungo Lario Manzoni
09/05/2024 - 31/05/2024
  • Top Events
#FuoriOrticola
3.83 km

Tramonto sul Lago

Lungolago Europa
Lungolago Europa, 22021, Bellagio (CO)
01/06/2024
  • Top Events
Tramonto sul Lago
3.87 km

Spring Market

Lungolago Europa
Lungolago Europa, 22021, Bellagio (CO)
02/06/2024
  • Lifestyle
Spring Market
3.87 km

Escursione al rifugio Bietti

ritrovo in Cainallo
ritrovo in Cainallo, 23825, Esino Lario, LC
29/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Escursione al rifugio Bietti
6.23 km

Le cantine di Lierna - 11^ edizione

frazioni di Villa e Bancola
23827, Lierna, LC
01/06/2024
  • Food & Wine
Le cantine di Lierna - 11^ edizione
6.26 km

Anello del monte Muggio

ritrovo in Via Monte Muggio
Via Monte Muggio, 23831, Casargo, LC
01/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Anello del monte Muggio
6.31 km

Tappa più poetica del sentiero del Viandante

Via Alessandro Manzoni, 8
11/08/2024
  • Active & Green
Tappa più poetica del sentiero del Viandante
7.01 km

Corenno plinio. borgo, castello e chiesa di San Tommaso

Borgo castello e chiesa di S. Tommaso
01/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Corenno plinio. borgo, castello e chiesa di San Tommaso
7.02 km

Treves Blues Band

Anfiteatro
Via Lungolago degli Ulivi, Dervio, 23824
01/06/2024
  • Music and show
Treves Blues Band
7.02 km

Trekking fotografico verso la grotta dei Darden

Via Mascheri, 3
24/08/2024
  • Active & Green
Trekking fotografico verso la grotta dei Darden
8.37 km

Corenno Plinio. Borgo, Castello e Chiesa di San Tommaso

Borgo di Corenno Plinio, 23824, Dervio (LC)
06/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Corenno Plinio. Borgo, Castello e Chiesa di San Tommaso
8.53 km

CAMMINANDO - Conosciamo le nostre montagne

Civenna - Parco Bellavista
Via Provinciale, 16, 22030 Bellagio CO
16/06/2024
  • Active & Green
CAMMINANDO - Conosciamo le nostre montagne
8.54 km

Quali soldi fanno la felicità

Gelateria Rolly
Via Statale, 188
28/05/2024
  • Art & Culture
Quali soldi fanno la felicità
8.79 km

Trekking esperienziale: forest bathing

ritrovo in Località Alpe di Paglio, 7
Località Alpe di Paglio, 23831, Casargo, LC
14/07/2024
  • Active & Green
Trekking esperienziale: forest bathing
9.6 km

La piccinina

Attaccabottone
Via Cesare Battisti, 4
05/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
La piccinina
11.04 km