26 March 2021 to 31 December 2024

Once upon a time in Varese

Traditions and historical shops - HALF DAY


Together with our Travel Specialist, a true connoisseur of local places and experiences, you will enjoy the city of Varese, discovering its traditions and its historic shops.

Half-day walking tour (morning or afternoon) discovering the artistic and historical beauties of the city, the wonderful gardens thanks to which Varese is known as the “Garden City”, the squares, the arcades, the palaces of various eras and styles .

Walking through the streets of the center, we will stop at the historic places that are true custodians of tradition and food and wine of the place.

You will taste the authentic Buosino (coffee and chocolate drink) and then eventually shop for typical products such as cheeses and cold cuts from the Valleys, Dolce Varese and Brutti e Buoni. Visit to an authentic grocery store that for over a hundred years has been selling handcrafted products with genuine high quality ingredients and to a historic herbalist's shop where you can appreciate the aroma of Elixir Florum Regio, a fine blend of herbs, roots, berries and flowers of the Campo dei Fiori Park.

Unmissable stop at the historic Caffè where the original Apollo-11 (a liqueur-aperitif) was born on 20th July 1969, that carries the positivity of man's landing on the moon, an event that has forever marked the history of humanity.
Comfortable clothing for walking is recommended

Duration: about 4 hours
When: all year from Tuesday to Saturday (according to availability) Morning at 9:30 A.M. -  Afternoon at 3:00 P.M.
Reservation required
What is included: walk with of our Travel Specialist, Buosino or another local specialty
Meeting Point: the meeting point with our Travel Specialist will usually take place in the lobby of your hotel if it is located in the old town center. In case your accommodation is distant from the historical center or if you come from other places, the meeting point will be PIAZZA MONTE GRAPPA (in front of the big fountain).

On demand: Please send us a request for private transfer by car/minivan to-from other places.

Price per person:

  • € 45,00 per person
  • Children 0/3 years FREE

For families with children, price on request.

For private tours, price on request.

For large GROUPS, price on request.

The availability is subject to confirmation. The tour operator will confirm you within 24/48 hours from booking. Therefore no charge will be made until you receive confirmation of the booking.

    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino