5 Sights in Varenna, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Varenna, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Varenna, Italy.

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1. Chiesa parrocchiale di San Giorgio

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The parish church of San Giorgio dates back to the thirteenth century and is located in the homonymous square in the center of Varenna. Built on a pre-existing building of the twelfth century and reworked in later periods, it was rediscovered after some restorations in the second half of the twentieth century as an example of medieval Lombard architecture. Today it has a Gothic architectural structure, recognizable above all inside the building divided into three naves with cross vaults.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Giorgio (Varenna) (IT)

2. Museo ornitologico Luigi Scanagatta

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The L. Scanagatta Museum of Birds and Natural Sciences is a museum located in Valena, Lecco, Italy. The museum was created in collaboration with naturalist Luigi Scanagatta, a scholar of ornithology, Malaco and botany. The Territory's unique diversity of habitats, ranging from the humid environment of the Pian di Spagna Nature Reserve in Upper Lake to the alpine elevations of the Grigne Regional Park, is also reflected in the diversity of birds in the Territory.

Wikipedia: Museo ornitologico Luigi Scanagatta (IT)

3. Villa Monastero

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Villa Monastero is located in Varenna, Province of Lecco, on the shore of Lake Como. The villa lies south of the village, halfway between Varenna and Fiumelatte, and includes a botanical garden, a museum, and a convention center. The villa hosts summer courses for the "Enrico Fermi" International School of Physics, and has heard lectures by more than thirty-four Nobel Laureates.

Wikipedia: Villa Monastero (EN)

4. Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

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Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista Mauro Cassina / CC BY-SA 3.0

The church of San Giovanni Battista is a religious building, probably dating back to the eleventh century, located in Varenna, in the province of Lecco, in the central Piazza San Giorgio, on the opposite side from the church of San Giorgio. According to some, it would have in the past held the role of the original seat of the parish of Varenna.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (Varenna) (IT)

5. Castle of Vezio

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Castello di Vezio is a castle located nearby Varenna and Perledo, northern Italy. Characterized in the main tower by square merlons, similar to Cly Castle in Aosta Valley, it commands the Lake Como. It was once connected by walls to the village of Varenna below.

Wikipedia: Castello di Vezio (EN)

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