If you have little time to spend on Lake Como, know that there are two beautiful places that you should never miss. Let’s talk about Ossuccio and Varenna, since they are often counted among the best places in this beautiful landscape. Remember, however, to find an ad hoc accommodation for your stay on Lake Como. Like the complex of villas for rent belonging to Lettings Lake Como Villas.
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Ossuccio is located about 45 minutes by car from Como but can also be reached by boat. Here there is a beautiful Romanesque church from which two excursions suitable for children usually start: the first is the climb to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso which is located on the Sacromonte while the second is a trip to the Comacina Island, the only island in the middle of the lake.
Going up to the Sanctuary means seeing a magnificent panorama of the lake and the climb – easy and lasting less than an hour on foot – takes place in the middle of nature admiring the votive chapels along the path with life-size statues. At the top there is the possibility of having a picnic or stopping to eat at the restaurant. Comacina Island, on the other hand, has its own reason. She is the lady of the lake and is one of the most important archaeological areas in Northern Italy. Here you can walk on foot without problems.
Varenna is located on the other branch of Lake Como, to be clear that of Lecco and in my opinion, despite being much less famous than Bellagio, it is also very beautiful and romantic. In Varenna you cannot miss Villa Monastero, an ancient residence – former monastery – where Enrico Fermi lectured. The interiors of the villa are beautifully furnished but it is certainly the gardens that impress visitors: the walk between flowers and plants of all kinds is approximately two kilometers long and beautiful in practically all seasons! Here there is a path along the lake to follow.
Along the way there are bars, ice cream parlors and restaurants, from the Villa it reaches the landing stage where there is also a small playground for children. You can also get here by taking the boat. The experience will be one of a kind!