26 March 2021 to 31 December 2024

Varese and its “Pink Aperitivo”: Apollo-11

Together with our Travel Specialist, a true connoisseur of local places and experiences, you will enjoy and discover the city of Varese, living like a local.

Walk in the late afternoon through the streets of the historic center, discovering its artistic and historical beauties, the wonderful gardens thanks to which Varese is known as the “Garden City”. You will be fascinated by its prestigious buildings of various eras and styles, by the alleys entirely with arcades, by the historic shops and by the magnificence of its squares, the civic tower, the bell tower and the Baptistery.

You could not to leave Varese without first taking a photo at Palazzo Estense erected between 1766 and 1771 at the behest of the Duke of Modena Francesco III d'Este who, having obtained the lordship of Varese from Maria Theresa of Austria, was eager to build his own summer-autumn residence. Thanks to its majesty and the fantastic Italian gardens that surround it, Palazzo Estense earned Varese the nickname of "Versailles of Milan", given to it by Stendhal.

At the end of the walk we will join the people of Varese for the special moment of the “Aperitivo ROSA” at the historic Caffè where the original aperitif Apollo-11 was born on 20th July 1969. Apollo-11 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 3 hours
When: all year, every day (subject to availability) in the afternoon at 4:30 P.M.
Reservations required 
What is included: walk with our travel specialist and Aperitivo Apollo-11
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:

  • € 49,00 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