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Swimming in Varenna

Harrogate, Yorkshire
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Swimming in Varenna


Can anyone help please? I am visiting Varenna next week, staying in the Hotel Villa Cipressi.

Does anyone know of any places nearby where we can go swimming - either a beach or pool? I have heard the lake isn't great for swimming. Any tips would be appreciated.



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1. Re: Swimming in Varenna

Varenna has a small lido near the boat dock, for a few euro. The lido at menaggio is multiples bigger with at least two swimming pools. Even in August, I am afraid that the temperature will be too cold to stay in for an extended period. You will have to make your own decision about other issues relaled to swimming there.

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2. Re: Swimming in Varenna

The hundreds of Milanese day-trippers splashing around and sun-bathing all summer (not to mention the international tourists) would be surprised to hear that the lake isn't great for swimming, but I suppose that sort of thing can be pretty subjective.

Sporting Club Olivedo, located beside Varenna's lido, has both a standard and kids' pool, also open to the public. Check with the hotel to see if they have any agreement with them for free or reduced-price entry.

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