This property is located about a 10-15 minute walk up the hill from the ferry terminal, but it’s well worth it. First of all, it’s nice and quiet and a great place to come back to and relax after a fun day out and about. When we arrived at the property there was a complimentary bottle of wine and water in the fridge for us, which was very unexpected, but wonderful. This property is very clean with the most stunning views. It has a nice outdoor patio where we ate almost every night. The bedrooms are air conditioned, which was a relief, since we arrived in the middle of a heat wave. I can’t say enough good things about this property. We hope to return some day and rent it for even longer.
The owner also owns Bellagio Sailing and we rented a sail boat for a few hours. It was very convenient and a great way to spend the day.
We could not ask for a better place to stay in Varenna. Marco and his wife were amazing hosts. They exceeded our expectations to say the least. Marco picked us up at the train station in Varenna and took us to the house. The house was sparkling clean and the view amazing! After we got settled in, Marco and his wife took us to a nearby market to purchase food/wine for our stay. One morning, Marco's wife brought down homemade tiramisu. It was the best I have ever had! Our boys loved it! At the end of our stay, Marco took us back to the train station. Amazing! The only downside (and this may be a plus for some) is that the house is about a 25-30 min walk from downtown Varenna / Marina.....and some of the walk is on a narrow road with no sidewalks. And part of the greenway was closed off. It can be a bit scary with kids. Our kids are a bit older so it wasn't too big of an issue.... plus you can easily call for a cab...we usually had about a 10 min wait. The views and small beach were priceless.