Perched on the eastern shore of Lake Como, Varenna is a charming fishing village, to be visited slowly, walking romantically on the lakefront, to admire the reflections of the water and the facades of the colorful houses. The parish church of San Giorgio, whose façade is enriched by a large fresco depicting Saint Christopher, is a basilica with three naves, consecrated in 1313. The most precious work in it is the "Deposition of the Cross" in colored stone. From the church of San Giorgio, continuing along Via IV Novembre, you will see Villa Isimbrandi or dei Cipressi, now a hotel, with its garden and terraces where plants of rare beauty live. A little further on you will find Villa Monastero, once the spiritual retreat of the Cistercian nuns of Santa Maria Maddalena, which preserves important sculptures among which the Clemenza di Tito stands out, Giovan Battista Comolli's last unfinished work in a botanical garden among the most beautiful of the Lake of Como.