Varzo is situated about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Lake Como and 70 miles (113 kilometers) from Milan.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever furnish you with a narrow window into the wider qualities of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to explore Piedmont Alps' other cultural and natural attractions. Approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) away you'll find Domodossola. Set aside a day here to discover the Domodossola Market and Domobianca.
Verbania is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Varzo. This regional center has a diverse range of visitor attractions, like Sezione Religiosita Popolare, Chiesa Collegiata di San Leonardo and Giardini Botanici dell'Isola Bella. Be sure not to head back to Varzo until you've spent a little time at Verbania's Giardini Botanici Villa Taranto, Museo del Paesaggio and Palazzo Borromeo.
If you are after things to do inside, head to Piedmont Alps' history museums. These are good places to learn a little about the region's rich cultural tapestry and perhaps find a special gift or two.
Breathe in and let your worries melt away as you have a go at the area's more relaxing activities such as wildlife watching and bird watching. Treat yourself to a completely different adventure during your time here. Try paragliding; you'll never forget it.
At the end of your stay in Varzo, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Ciao" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with special memories and photos that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.