Castle Vezio from Varenna - Lake Como

MODERATE 2 reviews

Castle Vezio from Varenna - Lake Como is a 1.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Varenna, Lecco, Italy that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
1.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
179 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

city walk

historic site

Walk up a slightly steep stone path from the plaza at the ferry stop at Varenna, Italy on Lake Como to Castle Vezio with stunning panoramic views of the lake and surrounding villages. It is 4 Euro per person (discounts for students and seniors) to enter the castle grounds at the top. There are raptor flight shows at certain points throughout the day with some hawks, falcons, and owls kept on site.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked up to Castle Vezio from the main square of Varenna where the ferry docks. Short but steep walk up starting among the restaurants downtown up past some residences up the hill and further up next to some woods until you reach the top of the hill where the castle is. Tickets are 4 euro per person and you can walk around the whole castle which isn't huge but the views are spectacular looking south at Bellagio and the split of lake Como. Amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Very cool spot and did the whole journey from the ferry up and back down in less than an hour to catch the boat back to our next destination.