Made it to Varenna safely. We departed the ship at 8:00 am and took a water taxi to the train station. Got our tickets and after a little confusion with our seats we were off. First stop was Milan. Then on to Como. We caught the servisio rapido (fast boat) to Bellagio and then the ferry to Varenna. We arrived at 4:00. All that and we didn't have time for lunch or even drinks!
Our hotel is perfect. John and Lori seem happy with this town...we have walked from end to end at least twice. Tomorrow is our picnic lunch day and we plan to go to the castle, the graveyard and Bellagio. Not sure of the order! Weather couldn't be better! Maybe mid 70's with a nice breeze. No complaints on that end. Appears Varenna is havig a festival tomorrow. Will keep you posted on all the activities. The lights across the water are magical... Bella lago di como!