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Varenna, Lombardy, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Varenna?

You should plan to spend around $176 (€164) per day on your vacation in Varenna. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $57 (€53) on meals
  • $37 (€34) on local transportation
  • $184 (€172) on hotels

A one week trip to Varenna for two people costs, on average, $2,465 (€2,301). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Varenna cost?

A one week trip to Varenna usually costs around $1,233 (€1,150) for one person and $2,465 (€2,301) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Varenna on average costs around $2,465 (€2,301) for one person and $4,931 (€4,602) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Varenna will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Varenna on average costs around $5,283 (€4,931) for one person and $10,566 (€9,861) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Varenna has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Varenna expensive to visit?

Prices in Varenna are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Varenna is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Edinburgh or Beaune.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Varenna Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Varenna?

The average Varenna trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Varenna travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 172 ($184)
Local Transportation 1 34 ($37)
Food 2 53 ($57)
Entertainment 1 34 ($36)
Alcohol 2 11 - 34 ($12 - 37)
Accommodation Budget in Varenna
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Varenna is $92 (€86). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Varenna is $184 (€172). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Varenna

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Varenna based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $280. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Varenna
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Varenna is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $37 (€34) per person, per day, on local transportation in Varenna.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Rental Cars in Varenna
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Food Budget in Varenna
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Varenna can vary, the average cost of food in Varenna is $57 (€53) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Varenna should cost around $23 (€21) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Varenna is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Varenna
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Varenna typically cost an average of $36 (€34) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Varenna
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $24 (€23) on alcoholic beverages in Varenna per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Varenna on a Budget
Varenna Varenna village, Lake Como, Italy
A golden light cascades from the heavens, bathing the misty blue mountains in a honey haze. The shivering waters of Lake Como blend the gentle blues and yellows of the sky to a tea rose pink that sits under white sailboats. A quaint village hustled around lush gardens, Varenna, Italy is an attractive fishing village that dates back to the eleventh century. Founded in 769 AD by fisherman, the town was originally destroyed in 1126 AD by the rival town Como, only to be restored refugees from the Isola Comacina whose town was also destroyed. Located on the eastern shore of the lake in the province of Lecco, Varenna is filled with a romantic air from its old Italian fisherman houses to the picturesque lanes. Unlike the towns of Bellagio or Milan, Varenna holds a particular authenticity to Italian culture without the burdens of tourist-ridden streets and hotel-packed areas. As Lake Como works as the main attraction of Varenna, the village provides its visitors with a wide array of entertainment on its pebbly beaches. Besides this, Varenna is also known for its exquisite gardens of two villas, Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi. Besides this, Varenna also has museums just waiting to be explored. Take a tranquil retreat to Varenna!
Get a taste of Italian history and scenery by visiting the Villa Monastero. A unique treasure that has shone so brightly on the shores of Lake Como, the Villa Monastero includes a house museum as well as a botanical garden. Since the 18th century, many famous aristocrats and other members of the fine Italian gentry often stayed in this luxurious villa. With over 14 rooms that are completely furnished, the Villa Monastero was named a museum in 2004. The Villa Monastero also works a conference center where, in 1954, the Nobel prize winner Enrico Fermi was found working. Besides the villa's exquisite architecture, the botanical garden that surrounds it is even more spellbinding. Housing incredibly rare botanic species, the garden features a system of terraces, mirroring the elegant design of the villa. With over 1,000 new plant species found within this one garden, it is truly a sight to behold. There are also many tours and learning activities visitors can participate in to fully grasp the history of the villa and biodiversity of its garden. Tickets solely for the garden run at most € 5.00 and tickets for both the garden and Villa Monastero run for about € 8.00. Hours of operation vary for both exhibits so be sure to consult Villa Monastero's website before you visit. Explore the sophistication of Italian wealth in the Villa Monastero!

Though the village of Varenna is truly a treat of Northern Italy, one must not forget the blue waters that await on the outskirts of town. There are two beaches in Varenna that are equal in elegance and entertainment: Lido di Varenna-Perledo and Fiumelatte Beach. Lido di Varenna-Perledo is a beach that actually borders on the neighboring town of Perledo. This sandy beach is equipped with sun beds, deckchairs, and a boat dock for all your sunbathing purposes. Moreover, if you find yourself getting somewhat hungry amidst all the swimming and soothing, there is a complementary restobar located on the beach. However, unlike Lido di Varenna-Perledo, Fiumelatte Beach holds free entry. Located within a small neighborhood of Varenna, Fiumelatte Beach comprises of shores both stony and sandy. Wherever you decide, you'll be sure to have some fun in the sun!
Food and Dining
An eclectic restaurant with a warm, friendly air, Ristorante Borgovino opened in 2010 and has not looked back since. With its cozy atmosphere, you will feel right at home at Borgovino. The restaurant is small, containing no more than seven tables inside and two tables outside, but offers a simply sublime view of Lake Como. Borgovino wishes to bring diversity to its menu while making use of fresh, local ingredients. From seafood to vegetarian, Ristorante Borgovino has an extensive catalogue of dishes that will leave your mouth watering. Borgovino also has a diverse list of wines that are selected from the finest, most favorable cellars. So while you may be baffled by the food menu of Ristorante Borgovino, you will not know how to begin their wine-tasting menu. Some of their dishes include risotto with fried fillets of perch fish, risotto with funghi porcini and taleggio cheese, and crepes with bacon and spicy tomato sauce, Sliced fillet of beef with funghi porcini sauce, and grilled filets of whitefish from lake.

As the village of Varenna is so small, most destinations can be reached by foot. However, there are a few rental companies for both bikes and cars if you prefer. If you are looking to explore beyond Varenna to such cities like Menaggio, Griante, and Bellagio, it is best to take a ferry across Lake Como. Not only are the tickets relatively cheap, but the view of the lake is simply to-die-for. To far-reaching destinations, take the train, though it should be advised that tickets cannot be bought at the station. You can either buy the tickets on the train itself or at the nearest travel office. Get the most of Varenna while you are there!


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.