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Escorted Rail Tours to Varenna

Relax on the shore of Lake Como

Varenna is a quaint village lying on a promontory on the east coast of Lake Como, which has been called the "pearl of Lake Como". It has remained unspoiled by tourism and retains its medieval charm. Seen from the lake, Varenna looks like a colourful painting with its brightly painted houses and buildings, flowers along the lake edge, a castle tower above the tall pines on the verdant mountain behind, and the spire of the Chiesa di San Giorgio rising up above the roofs.

Exploring Varenna
Venturing toward the piazza from the lakefront, Varenna has a truly medieval feel, with cobbled streets and steps in narrow alleyways, with shutters and flower pots on the balconies of homes, and small shops, restaurants, and bars along the lanes. Two old churches dominate the piazza centre, the Chiesa di San Giorgio, and the Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista.

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Beside Lake Como

Alluring Lake Como has been attracting visitors to its beautiful shores for more than 200 years. On our spectacular tour based around the lake, we take in pretty Italian towns, lake steamers, mountain scenery and historic mansions. We also enjoy an enthralling journey into Switzerland on the Bernina Express, a stunning railway line with UNESCO protection.

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