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Sentiero del Viandante

Varenna, Italy
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Varenna to Bellano - scenic walk up and down cobbled pathways

We walked up the hill to Castello di Vezio - steep climb up cobbled path. Our 15 year old was... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
A Beautiful Hike

Take a hike along this scenic, cobble-stone path. Don't let it fool you. It's quite long and can... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Los Angeles, California
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“great hike” (4 reviews)
“olive groves” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We walked up the hill to Castello di Vezio - steep climb up cobbled path. Our 15 year old was complaining before the half way point! But the views were spectacular. Then followed the orange metal arrow signs "Senterio del Viandante" to Bellano. These are...More

2  Thank laksatwist
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Take a hike along this scenic, cobble-stone path. Don't let it fool you. It's quite long and can get a bit steep in some parts so wear good shoes, especially if it's raining.

1  Thank Priskilla6
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I really enjoyed this hike from Bellano to Varenna. It used to be an old mule track that will give you a vantage view of the lake and towns.

Thank Luís G
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We took the rode from Varenna to Bellano, according to the search on the internet and maps we found this should have taken about 4 hours, it took us 7!! it's a nice path full of nature and in good weather you will not even...More

1  Thank travelerler2016
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

A very picturesque hike up into the hills above Varena heading back to Bellano where we were staying. As other reviews have said it's just a short train ride out to Varena which has some beautiful scenery and lovely quaint bars and cafe's at the...More

1  Thank Ste P
Reviewed 12 October 2016

It was worthwhile. Nice change from sipping wine Varenna. Signs were at times hard to spot. We started in Fiumelatte and walked up to Bellano. Bellano it definitely not worth a visit. Just jump on the train and get back to Varenna. Not sure whether...More

2  Thank Jens311
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Take your time and enjoy the ever changing scenery of this beautiful walk. Pass up and down through the hills, stone walled paths and along olive groves and backyard fruit and vegetable gardens. The small walking streets of the villages are cool up on the...More

1  Thank Meryl B
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It seems that someone in the tourism office has been paying attention to these reviews, as the trail was mostly marked - sometimes by orange dots, sometimes by an arrow painted on the road, sometimes by actual signs. In the US, we would call this...More

1  Thank snolson
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We created a group and did the trail in 5 different periods. It is extremely beautiful quite well signposted and the great part is that every time you can end up with a swim in the lake at one of the many beaches along the...More

Thank Petercrumpet
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We decided to go from Bellano because there was only one ferry for the day from Menaggio. It was Sunday, so no tourist office, if they have one. People tried to be helpful, but frankly I don't think most knew where the trail starts. So,...More

Thank Elaine M
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I would like to start a hike in Colico and head south, is it possible? And whete would tje start of the hike be? Most of the threads mention starting from Bellano to Colico. Any help would be appreciated.
14 May 2017|
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Are there maps Varenna to Bellano available on the internet?
16 January 2017|
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Response from joneo | Reviewed this property |
Couldn't find a detailed map in English, but a search will give multiple sites in Italian. Nonetheless, good signage along the way.
Hi, I am interested in doing this hike. Where does the path start? I'm trying to put in Sentiero del Viandante into google maps but none of them are pointing to Bellano. Thanks :)
14 August 2015|
Response from Dougsworld | Reviewed this property |
Hi there If you google the pathway you will find a number of sites with maps and details. If you start from the ferry wharf at Varenna the easiest route is via the road towards the train station and then up to Vezio. Follow... More