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.
This quiet village was an amazing place to stay on Lake Como. The apartment was well furnished and the pool heavenly on hot days. The walk up to the location was steep but that’s true for many locations around Lake Como. We absolutely stay there again.