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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Varenna to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Varenna

Varenna in November
Estimated hotel price
S$ 138
1 night at 3-star hotel
Varenna in November
Estimated hotel price
S$ 138
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Varenna

Plane

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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 12h 40m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Varenna, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Varenna to Bologna takes 1h 02m and costs around S$ 20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Florence, expect to pay about S$ 28 for a 1h 43m trip. The train station in Varenna is called Varenna Esino, and is located 0.7 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Sixt and NOLEGGIARE , among others, in Milan.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Varenna, including FlixBus, Itabus and Autostradale. From Turin, the bus ride to Varenna takes 153 km and will cost you around S$ 15. From Genoa, the ticket costs about S$ 15 for a journey of 169 km.

Plane

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 Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 12h 40m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Varenna, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Varenna to Bologna takes 1h 02m and costs around S$ 20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Florence, expect to pay about S$ 28 for a 1h 43m trip. The train station in Varenna is called Varenna Esino, and is located 0.7 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Sixt and NOLEGGIARE , among others, in Milan.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Varenna, including FlixBus, Itabus and Autostradale. From Turin, the bus ride to Varenna takes 153 km and will cost you around S$ 15. From Genoa, the ticket costs about S$ 15 for a journey of 169 km.

Airports near Varenna

Airlines serving Varenna

Lufthansa
Good (4,687 reviews)
KLM
Good (844 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,728 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,194 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,462 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (972 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,376 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,194 reviews)
Finnair
Good (785 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (782 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (438 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (770 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (696 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (770 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (511 reviews)
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Where to stay in Varenna

Average rates range from around S$ 340 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 367 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Varenna

Most booked hotels in Varenna

Hotel Belvedere
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 1,067+
Grand Hotel Victoria concept & spa, by R Collection Hotels
5 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 1,742+
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 1,175+
Hotel Bellavista
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 228+
Grand Hotel Menaggio
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
S$ 526+
Hotel Excelsior Splendide
3 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
S$ 266+

Hiring a car in Varenna

Expect to pay S$ 2.78 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 S$ 33.26 and S$ 44.35. The most frequently booked car type in Varenna is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Lancia Ypsilon or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 2.78 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 S$ 33.26 and S$ 44.35. The most frequently booked car type in Varenna is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Lancia Ypsilon or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.