From Bellagio is possible to reach Varenna, a splendid village on the eastern shore of the lake, either via boat or ferry. Here begins a charming lakeside walk between the rock face and the water, just to the right of the landing stage, which leads to the heart of the village. It has steep narrow streets and staircases that hide picturesque areas and excellent architectural features, such as the mediaeval Church of Saint Giorgio, Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi (which can be visited from March to October). Vezio Castle, an ancient
fortress in a splendid panoramic position, can be reached after an uphill walk lasting about 45 minutes.