Vezio Castle – Il Castello di Vezio
Varenna, Lecco – Lake Como
Above Varenna is an ancient Ligurian-Celtic castle built in the late 11th to early 12th century . From below it looks as if it is only ruins, but it has been preserved and tourists are invited to visit the grounds, garden, and the tower. There is also a Falconer with birds of prey on the grounds who exhibits the birds once a day in the afternoon, see website for times (link below).
To get there : there’s a stone staircase leading up to the castle, you can get to it outside the station as well as from the town of Varenna, follow the signs
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Follow the stone and rocky path up the hill. It’s a bit steep but quite short. There is a road you can take to go up by car, see the website for details (link below)
The view from the top is said to be a complete view of Lake Como and Lake Lecco, below you can see the charming village of Varenna
Visiting Castello Vezio in Varenna is a great day trip from Como, Lecco or Milan
from March 1 to Nov 2
open every day.
Genral hours, see official website for more info
Monday-Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 10 am-6 pm
The Castle is closed during rainy weather.
Pets are not admitted.
Article by Celia Abernethy,
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