Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Varese

Come and experience Varese and its monuments, history and culture. This city's gardens, lake and archaeology draw many visitors. Sacred Mountain of the Rosary and Villa Olmo are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Varese

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Varese has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Varese Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Sacro Monte Funicular (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Sci Club Cunardo (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • La Pinetina Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Golf Club Monticello (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Alprose Chocolate Factory (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Varese

Travellers appreciate the beautiful gardens and panoramic lake views, which is just a taste of what Varese has to offer. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Varese is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Villa Taranto Botanical Garden (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Isola Bella Botanical Garden (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Estensi Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Lake Varese (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Parco Regionale di Campo dei Fiori (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Lago di Ghirla (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)

Transport to and around Varese

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 13.2 mi (21.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.), which is 14.3 mi (23.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, the main station serving the city is Varese Station.

Where to stay near Varese?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 904 holiday rentals near Varese. From 175 Houses to 567 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Varese for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Varese?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Varese:

  • Reno: 23 holiday homes
  • Pino sulla sponda del lago maggiore: 110 holiday homes
  • Maccagno: 143 holiday homes
  • Laveno: 52 holiday homes
  • Breno: 16 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Varese?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Varese. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Masnago Castle: 3,789 holiday rentals
  • Sacred Mountain of the Rosary: 3,996 holiday rentals
  • Baptistery of Saint John: 3,642 holiday rentals
  • Baroffio Museum: 4,010 holiday rentals
  • Sacro Monte di Varese: 3,998 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Varese listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Varese?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 175 Houses in Varese. Our other popular types of Varese holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 567 holiday houses
  • Villas: 125 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 5 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Varese?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 285 holiday homes with pool available in Varese. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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