Agriturismo Castello di Vezio on Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como is a much beloved vacation destination in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. George Clooney has a house there, and American travel guide extraordinaire Rick Steeves highly recommends it. The lake is nestled in the foothills of the Alps, surrounded by a network of charming villages. Even with all the hype, we were blown away by the beauty of it. Our agriturismo was about a 20 minute walk up the hill above the town of Varenna, by Castello Vezio. Many of the lake towns are connected by ferry boat. Driving through the myriad of impressive tunnels to get there was fun too! 

The agriturismo is lovely
And so are the grounds! Bosco had a great time running around
There are old tunnels under the yard that connect various features, cool for exploring
Vacation Bosco
Beautiful olive trees
Enjoying some bubbly Rosé and the view
On one of the two trails to Varenna
The church in Varenna
The gardens of thr Varenna monastery, Villa Monastero, are well worth a visit
Vacationing beauties at the lakeside gardens
Thinkers in the gardens
Buddies checking out this cool part of the monastery
What’s everybody looking at behind this wall?
The lake is fresh water, with lots of ducks and ducklings
The hikes around Vezio down to the lake and over to the neighbouring village of Parledo are nice
Bosco and Como
Enjoying exploring
The village of Perledo, nestled in the hills, as viewed from Vezio
Vacationing pup
Relaxing poolside
The short walk to the great little restaurant in Vezio felt medieval
The view from our suite


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Tina Poirier says:

    Gorgeous area!


  2. Francine says:

    Wow, spectacular!!!


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