Varenna - Vezio Castle

AttractionsHistory and MuseumsIn the Bellagio area


In the center of Lake Como, on the promontory overlooking Varenna, the Castello di Vezio has stood for more than a thousand years, an ancient military outpost of late medieval origin erected to defend and control the lake and the surrounding villages by the Lombard queen Teodolinda . Located in a militarily and commercially strategic place which overlooks the entire center of Lake Como and for this reason has been inhabited since the Iron Age, the Castle protected the town of Varenna and its inhabitants in the frequent wars and looting that devastated the territory during the all the Middle Ages



MARCH AND OCTOBER : Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm  Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm

APRIL – MAY AND SEPTEMBER : Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 7pm

JUNE – JULY – AUGUST: Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY and FEBRUARY: open Saturdays and Sundays in good weather 10am – 5pm

Closed in case of bad weather.

Last access 20 minutes before closing.

Animals are not allowed.

Entrance tickets can be purchased on site with cash or debit/credit card or via online pre-sale

  • FULL: €5.00
  • REDUCED: € 3.00: Over 65s, Groups of over 12 people (1 free per companion for every 12 paying guests), Children aged 7 to 18
  • FREE: Residents of the municipalities of Varenna and Perledo with Identity Card, Disabled people with disabilities greater than 67% with disability card, Children up to 6 years

To reach the castle of Vezio, take the boat or ferry from Bellagio to Varenna and then walk up the hill to the castle for 40 minutes on foot.

Contacts and How to get there

Varenna - Vezio Castle
Vezio Varenna
Tel. +39.0341.814011

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