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In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn when being indoor - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Though Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, some behaviours are allowed. Not only shops are at work, and bars and restaurants may serve, but also museums, theaters and cinemas operate again. Starting from Friday, August 6, however, entrance to many indoor venues is allowed only to people who can provide one of the COVID-19 green certifications, in paper or digital format, issued in order to certify they got an anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, healed from COVID-19, or passed a fast or molecular antigen test with negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus performed within the last 48 hours. Curfew suspended.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

Destination Varenna  is the destination  No. 25
in our visiting tour on Lake Como. A list of destinations is available, each with an audioguide. We travel northbound, from Como to Piona.

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From Bellagio, an ideal stopover in our itinerary, the best thing to do is to take another boat or car-ferry to Varenna, on the eastern shore of Lake Como.
You can also reach Varenna driving directly either from Como (follow the signs for Lecco, Lurago d'Erba and then for Bellano and Varenna) or from Milan (take the toll-free highway no. 36).

At the same height as Bellagio and Menaggio but on the eastern side of the lake is Varenna. For centuries it was just a small fishing village but the regular layout of its streets still points to its origins as a Roman castrum.
A Passeggiata degli Innamorati, or Lovers' Walk, runs along the water's edge, connecting the centre of Varenna with Olivedo and the landing stage where the ferries, boats and hydrofoils that ply the waters of Lake Como come and go.
The lakeside walk links the various quarters of the village which, built on an incline, has countless stepped alleys and steep paths that represent a challenge for visitors who are less than fit. Looking back at Varenna from the lake its houses appear to form a colourful pyramid, topped by the steep wooded slopes above.

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