The picturesque village of Varenna | Aquadulza for Lake Como

Varenna a medieval village on Lake Como

Rare beauty. Breathtaking, it is the picturesque, ancient village of Varenna, one of the most exciting destinations on the entire Lake Como.

Varenna is a set of perfect elements: water, mountains, buildings, colors and scents that must be enjoyed as a whole.
The village rests on a small triangular promontory, overlooked by a steep cliff at the top of which, from a distance, one can see what remains of the ancient castle of Vezio. The beauty of the place must have greatly impressed even the most famous Lombard queen Teodolinda, who lived between the 6th and 7th centuries: a very ancient legend has it that this cultured and sensitive queen, loved and respected by the people, spent long periods here in her old age, and some even go so far as to say that she even died here in 627.

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Of very ancient foundation, the village of Varenna appears to us today intact in its medieval structure, a period of which it preserves the houses, narrow stairways, narrow streets, arches and arcades by the lake. When you cross it, wherever you turn your gaze you gather a different glimpse, an emotion, and you are struck by the fact that the village has preserved so intact its appearance, its authentic atmosphere that takes us back in time.

Varenna and the Walk of Love

Despite the crowded summer periods, it is always pleasant to sit on the shore and look at the lake with Menaggio and its beautiful valley, opposite, and all around the mountains sculpted over the millennia. Arriving at the public pier, one begins a romantic pedestrian path, called in fact "passeggiata dell'Amore," which leads to the old village of Varenna and more precisely to the Riva dei Marmisti.

One only has to try this path suspended between the rocks and the lake to understand why it was renamed with this name: especially in the springtime, one can add to the already elevated enjoyment of the landscape and its breathtaking setting, also the scent of the blossoming wisterias and the hydrangeas of the adjacent villas that color this picturesque promenade even more.

There is never an end to pleasure in the beautiful village of Varenna, as this romantic route ends at a charming little harbor, now packed with cafes and eateries, where once again the splendid colors of Lake Como, its mountains and the village's painted houses are brought out.

Pure silk scarf in collaboration with LakeComoTourism

The characteristic view of this glimpse was immortalized on one of the beautiful pure silk printed scarves signed Aquadulza: indeed, one of the most recognized snapshots of Lake Como in the world could not be missed. The colors of the geraniums in bloom, the little boats moored in the small harbor, the enchanting view of the mountains albeit not perfect due to a spring day with variable weather, give a unique emotion to the wearer of this elegant hand-hemmed fashion accessory.

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This exclusive hand-edged scarf, 100% Made in Como, is made in collaboration with the travel magazine LakeComoTourism: in fact, the printed photo was used as the magazine's cover image in one of its previous editions.
The travel & style magazine guides its readers through the Lake Como area to discover the most wonderful places, taste the typical dishes, stay and rest while admiring all its beauty.

Varenna is thus along with Bellagio and Menaggio one of the pearls of central Lake Como and worth a visit especially in the spring months. Aquadulza's pure printed silk scarves are in fact designed and made especially to experience the unique emotion of wearing a snapshot of these moments and allow our customers to relive this emotion again and again.

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