Our next stop in Italy was a three-hour train ride to the sweet town of Varenna on the edge of Lake Como. I’ll be honest, Rick Steves is totally the guy that turned me on to wanting to stay in Varenna when we visited Lake Como. Maybe it’s embarrassing, but I’m glad I took the advice he set out to give to so many people in traveling to this amazing lake.
We stayed in a sweet town nestled right on top of the waters of Lake Como with nothing but amazing views and a small bakery, Fiumelatte was quiet and won our hearts being just what we needed to relax for a few days. Just a 10 minute walk from our condo, and with the only market in the area, we spent a lot of time sitting in Varenna, listening to the water come up the cobblestone ‘beach’ while kids played and fed the birds. Each corner and crevice was detailed and cozy, and unlike its big brother town, Bellagio, it was quite calm and relaxed here.
After exploring the market in Varenna for our first day on the lake, we came back to our house with fresh produce and local cheese and sat on the patio, opened up a bottle of wine, and relaxed listening to the birds chirping, and an Italian radio station being played by a woman doing yard work below us.