Information points
 IAT Varese Cittā Giardino
The Tourist Information Office, IAT Varese, is located in the very centre of the city, close to most of the historical points of interest.

Here you will be provided with information and materials about interesting places, activities, events, public transport, accomodation availability and everything you need to enjoy your stay in Varese and its surroundings.

Most of the free promotional material is available in Italian, English, German and French.

Address and contacts 

Via Romagnosi, 9 - Varese (Next to Piazza del Podestā)
Tel. (+39) 0332/281913
Fax: (+39) 0332/237844
E-mail :

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Opening hours:

From Monday to Saturday
9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. / 2.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

How to get here

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Getting here

You can easily reach Varese by car, train or aeroplane:
autoMotorway: A8 - Milano Laghi
From Milano follow the signs for "Varese"
Take the exit "Varese"

From Switzerland
You can pass the customs at: "Gaggiolo", "Ponte Tresa", "Porto Ceresio", "Clivio", "Fornasette", "Zenna", "Indemini", or "Cremenaga".
Follow the signs for "Varese"
trenoThere are two different railway companies that serve Varese and the nearby areas:

FS - Ferrovie dello Stato

  • Milano Porta Garibaldi – Varese  (nonstop train)
  • Milano Centrale – change at Gallarate or Rho – Varese   
  • S5 line (Treviglio - Varese): this is a local line which serves a wide area around Milan and it also makes a stop at: "Milano Porta Vittoria", "Milano Porta Venezia", "Milano Repubblica", "Milano Porta Garibaldi", "Milano Certosa", "Rho fiera Milano".
  • Porto Ceresio – Varese
INFO: Ferrovie dello Stato
Phone: (+39) 0332/892021 (FS Informa)

FNME - Ferrovie Nord
  • Milano Cadorna – Varese Nord – Laveno Mombello
INFO: Ferrovie Nord Milano
Phone: (+39) 0332/284174
From Milan Malpensa International Airport:

(by car)
Motorway: A8 - Milano Laghi
From Milano follow the signs for "Varese"
Take the exit "Varese"

(by train)
Malpensa Express
>>> toward Milano Cadorna - change at Saronno - Varese Nord

INFO: Malpensa Express
Tel. (+39)

From Linate - "Enrico Forlanini" Airport
(by bus)
  • direction Milan - Piazza San Babila, n° 73 bus (ATM)
  • direction Milan - Stazione Centrale, it also stops at Lambrate (Starfly highway line)
For a complete overview of the means of transport from Linate see:
Milano Linate - how to get here
How to travel in the city
City bus
9 bus lines, each one indicated by a different alphabet letter, cover all the city area: (A, B, C, E, G, H, N, P, Z).
For further Information:
TUV Trasporti Urbani Varese S.r.l.
Phone: (+39) 0332/334241
Fax: (+39) 0332/330720
Ticket box:
Piazzale Trieste Varese
To view the bus routes: Download PDF file
Timetables: CTPI - Consorzio Trasporti Pubblici Insubria

Radio Taxi - Phone: (+39) 0332/241800
RadioTaxi Varese

Bike sharing:
A bike sharing service is available in Varese under yearly subscription.
For further information:
Via Romagnosi 9
Phone: (+39) 0332.281913-286056
Fax: (+39) 0332.237844

characteristic transport from localitā Prima Cappella to Sacro Monte.
For further information:
AVT Varese
Phone: (+39) 0332/225549

Varese is also connected with the nearby villages by bus lines.

For further information:
Autolinee Varesine: Phone: (+39) 0332/731110
Giuliani e Laudi: Phone: (+39) 0332/236127
Castano Turismo: Phone: (+39) 0332/830000

  • GPS Varese. Tracks and itineraries, artistic and historic points of interest with GPS data for hiking navigation system. Routes and tracks for mountain bikers and hikers at any level of ability. 
  •  The city centre [PDF, 390 KB].
  • The cycle track: JPEG or PDF map. Further details on GPS Varese.
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