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Varzi

Where
Torre di Porta Soprana
Varzi (PV)

Around one hour from Pavia and 90 km from Milan in the heart of the Valle Staffore, we kick off our tour in Varzi, a small village where a relaxed pace of life and genuine flavours are the order to the day.

 

A place with eight centuries of history, including stone walls, medieval architecture, old fortifications and both Renaissance and Baroque elements, this is a great location for spending some quality time.. The village’s Medieval centre, with its narrow streets lined with stone houses and its distinctive archways, over which tower the majestic Torre di Porta Soprana and Torre di Porta Sottana, is an absolute must-see. 
What makes Varzi a truly irresistible destination however  is its traditional cuisine, handed down from generation to generation, its stars including porcini mushroom risotto, tripe with white beans and cod with onions. The village’s true pride, however, and one which features on the menu of practically every local restaurant, has to be its outstanding ravioli di brasato , a dish with noble origins due to its use of a special braised beef filling rather than off-cuts and leftovers, which requires a level of culinary technique and skill in order to properly prepare it. In addition to main meals, the village’s gastronomy also shines when it comes to snacks,  an opportunity to gather around a the tabe to sample of a plate of  salame di Varzi accompanied by  micca, the region’s traditional braided durum wheat bread

 

Take me here: Varzi

Places

Village of varzi

Back to the past across the architectural beauties and the alleys of the medieval village
  • Villages
Village of Varzi

Eremo di Sant'Alberto di Butrio

Set up from a miraculous healing, the religious building immersed in the quiet of the Apennines
  • Religious Tourism
Eremo di Sant'Alberto di Butrio, Churches of Pavia
5.09 km

Valverde

  • Active & Green
Valverde
5.76 km

Bagnaria

  • Villages
Bagnaria
5.81 km

Oramala Castle

  • Villages
Oramala Castle
6.54 km

Santa Margherita Di Staffora

  • Villages
Santa Margherita Di Staffora
6.81 km

Menconico

  • Villages
Menconico
7.14 km

Dal Verme Castle

It was built as a military outpost and has proved itself impregnable with its strong walls
  • Art & Culture
Castello dal Verme
7.34 km

Zavattarello

  • Food & Wine
Zavattarello
7.39 km

Zavattarello

In a postcard landscape of the Oltrepò Pavese, there are Zavattarello and its castle, linked to the powerful Dal Verme family.
  • Villages
Borgo di Zavattarello (PV)
7.39 km

Ponte Nizza

  • Villages
Ponte Nizza
8.37 km

Nature preserve Monte Alpe

La bellezza della montagna in Oltrepò, riserva naturale con elevata biodiversità.
  • Parks
Monte Alpe
8.99 km

Planetarium & Astronomical Observatory

  • Active & Green
Planetarium & Astronomical Observatory
9.32 km

Romagnese

  • Villages
Romagnese
10.51 km

Montesegale

Un piccolo borgo autentico della provincia di Pavia dominato dal castello e con la passione per l'arte e il tiro con l'arco
  • Villages
Montesegale
10.67 km

Fortunago

  • Food & Wine
Fortunago
10.9 km

Village of Fortunago

In the green Oltrepò Pavese, Fortunago is the perfect example of recovering the atmosphere of the past, of the beauty of simple things.
  • Villages
Fortunago
10.9 km

Ruino

  • Villages
Ruino
11.61 km

Brallo Di Pregola

  • Villages
Brallo Di Pregola
11.62 km

The botanic garden of Pietra Corva

  • Parks
The botanic garden of Pietra Corva
12.6 km

Where to sleep

AGR. CÀ DE FIGO

Varzi
AGR. CÀ DE FIGO

AGR. QUA DA NOI DI RONZULLI NICOLO'

Varzi
AGR. QUA DA NOI DI RONZULLI NICOLO'

AL CHIOSTRO

Varzi
AL CHIOSTRO
45 mt

LA QUINTESSENZA DEL BORGO

Varzi
LA QUINTESSENZA DEL BORGO
167 mt

VILLA MAZZA DI DEBATTISTI FABRIZIA

Varzi
VILLA MAZZA DI DEBATTISTI FABRIZIA
193 mt

CORONA DA ANDREA

Varzi
CORONA DA ANDREA
214 mt

LA LOCANDA DEL PARROCO DI DEBATTISTI FABRIZIA

Varzi
LA LOCANDA DEL PARROCO DI DEBATTISTI FABRIZIA
234 mt

ANDREA GAIBA

Varzi
ANDREA GAIBA
250 mt

LE CICALE

Varzi
LE CICALE
295 mt

LA SORGENTE DI TASSONE CHIARA

Varzi
LA SORGENTE DI TASSONE CHIARA
613 mt

AGR. LE FRAGRANZE

Varzi
AGR. LE FRAGRANZE
804 mt

AGR. LE PIANE

Varzi
AGR. LE PIANE
1.13 km

LA CORTE DI NANDO

Varzi
LA CORTE DI NANDO
1.84 km

PEKER HOUSE DI PERSANI PATRIZIA

Varzi
PEKER HOUSE DI PERSANI PATRIZIA
2.65 km

AGRITURISMO BELLA MONTAGNA

Varzi
AGRITURISMO BELLA MONTAGNA
2.77 km

GIANCACRENNA E-BIKE DI DAGLIA GIANCARLO

Bagnaria
GIANCACRENNA E-BIKE DI DAGLIA GIANCARLO
3.24 km

DELLA POSTA

Varzi
DELLA POSTA
3.57 km

A CA' TUA DI DEALBERTI ELISA - LOCALITÀ ORAMALA - VAL DI NIZZA

Val di Nizza
A CA' TUA DI DEALBERTI ELISA - LOCALITÀ ORAMALA - VAL DI NIZZA
3.68 km

A CA' TUA DI DEALBERTI ELISA- VIA SANT'ALBERTO 24 - PONTE NIZZA

Ponte Nizza
A CA' TUA  DI DEALBERTI ELISA- VIA SANT'ALBERTO 24 - PONTE NIZZA
5.05 km

AGR. LA SCUOLETTA

Ponte Nizza
AGR. LA SCUOLETTA
5.05 km