how to get here

∞  contrada dei cavalli, 3  ∞  23829 varenna (lc)  italy  ∞ +39 366 655 3770  ∞  experiences@casastacy.com  ∞

taxi service

Pick-up service from the train station or airport can be arranged on request.  Rates are paid directly to the taxi driver.  Prices are for:  car (max 4 persons)/mini van (max 8 persons)

Varenna-Esino Train Station  € 10

Malpensa  Airport  € 160 / € 220

Linate Airport € 150 / € 200

Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport  € 130 / € 180

Milan train station or city center   € 150 / € 200

Como  € 100 / € 135

Lecco  € 40 / € 75

if you have a car

From Milan, follow the directions to LECCO (S.S.36) and once in Lecco follow the indication to Sondrio (S.S.36).

After you pass Lecco and go through a long tunnel, the first exit (to the right) will be  Abbadia Lariana, take this exit  and then drive for about 15 Km.   At this moment send Stacy an SMS or give her a quick call at +39 366 655 3770.

After Fiumelatte you will arrive at a fork in the road which is a tunnel and a lake side road.  The lake side road to the left will take you to the center of Varenna.

As you arrive notice the parking garage on your right.  Please drive past the garage and after the church turn left into the piazza where I will be waiting for you to unload your bags.  You will then be able to park in the garage, the cost is 20 euros a night for in and out access, or if you are lucky enough to find a white spot (around 15o meters from the piazza) free parking.

p.s.  do not worry if you miss the exit after lecco there is a second exit at Bellano (about 20km).  Once you exit follow the signs to Bellano.  You will take many switch backs until you pass the train tracks and the road offers only a right or left turn.  Take the left hand turn and follow the lake until you come to a fork in the road with two tunnels.  Take the tunnel to your right (lakeside).  Continue on until you arrive in the piazza of Varenna (about 1km) where you will turn right and find a member of the Casa Stacy Team waiting for you to help unload.

Distances:

Milan  60 Km

Linate Airport 72 Km

Lecco  21 Km

Malpensa Airport 100 Km

Como  50 Km

Bergamo  50 Km

Sondrio  60 Km

Lugano  30 Km

St. Moritz  80 Km

arriving by train

Please make sure you book your ticket to Varenna-Esino -- last year we encounter some difficulties with the reservation systems, where they insisted on booking clients to Como San Giovanni, please make sure you ticket is to Varenna-Esino as arriving at Como is VERY inconvenient for you.  

From Malpensa Airport to Milano Centrale Train Station

You can either take a direct train (from terminal 1) to the Milan Central Station, or any of the shuttle buses heading to Milano Centrale trainstation, shuttle buses run every 20 minutes.  Please note that while the buses cost less, the travel time is longer and there are always risks of getting rush hour traffic in the mornings and evenings.

From Linate Airport to Milano Centrale Train Station

You can either take a taxi, public bus or a shuttle bus to the Milan Central Station, shuttle buses run every 20 minutes.

From Bergamo Orio Airport to Varenna

You can either take a direct train to Lecco from the center of Bergamo (there is a public bus that goes to Bergamo train station outside the terminal) or take a shuttle bus to the Milan Central Station, shuttle buses run every 20 minutes.  Please note that  the travel time for busses is longer and there are always risks of getting rush hour traffic in the mornings and evenings.

From Bergamo station buy a ticket to Varenna Esino, you will be required to change trains in Lecco.  The Bergamo train usually arrives at the same track that the train to Varenna will depart from, make sure the other train on the track is indeed going to Tirano or Sondrio. 

From Milano Centrale train station

When looking for your train in Milan Centra Station, look for trains to Sondrio or Tirano.  The run every 1.5-hours and the travel time is  1 hour 10 minutes.

On foot from Varenna-Esino train station to Casa Stacy

Casa Stacy is located about 15 minutes from the train station.

You have to take the road leading down to the main street, at the stop next to the Bar "Beretta" on the corner turn left and walk on this street towards the town centre of Varenna (about 500m), to your right after the curve you will see a small pedestrian road named Via XX Settembre and pass under the arch of the yellow Villa, follow this road to the main piazza san giorgio where a member of the Casa Stacy team will be waiting for you. Taxi transfer to the hotel is available at Euro 10.00.

malpensa airport to varenna shuttle

Flytolake.com offers four shuttles per day to and from Varenna. Information on booking can be found at: http://flytolake.com/index.php/en/