Destination guide

Head to the historic 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-sees in the area. Many of our vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 features

Exploring the natural landscape of Varese

Travelers appreciate the picturesque gardens and panoramic lake views, which is just a taste of what Varese has to offer. Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Varese

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 13.2 mi (21.2 km) from the city center. 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 traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Varese Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Varese?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 811 house rentals around Varese. From 165 Houses to 497 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Varese is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Varese:

  • Vira (Gambarogno): 73 vacation rentals
  • Magadino: 18 vacation rentals
  • San Nazzaro: 60 vacation rentals
  • Como City Centre: 259 vacation rentals
  • Maccagno: 144 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Varese?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Varese. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Varese Station: 3,256 home rentals
  • Antiquarium: 3,376 home rentals
  • Collegiata: 3,376 home rentals
  • Parco Archeologico di Castelseprio: 3,375 home rentals
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Foris Portas: 3,375 home 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Varese?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 165 Houses in Varese. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Varese include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 497 lodging choices
  • Villas: 112 lodging choices
  • Studios: 496 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Varese?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 259 vacation homes with pool available in Varese.

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