The Hotel Royal Victoria gave hospitality to many famous people: be our guest and you’ll be enchanted by its beauty, too. The Hotel Royal Victoria is a four stars hotel facing the lake, situated in the historical centre of Varenna, a charming medieval village and one of the most appreciated tourist destinations of lake Como. Varenna is a peculiar village: it is a lovely and modern tourist centre in the heart of the lake transport net and at the same time it preserves its medieval aspect and atmosphere. The Hotel Royal Victoria has very old traditions. Once a spinnery, Mrs Giuseppina Pezzini transformed it into a hotel calling it "Hotel Royal". In 1838 the Queen of England stayed here and it was in her honour that the hotel changed its name into "Hotel Royal Victoria". Probably also the famous musician and composer Gounod was inspired by his contemplations of the lake at sunset before composing his "Ave Maria". The recent renovations have preserved its XIX century aspect; the rooms offer all modern comforts while maintaining the atmosphere of a charming hotel. The bright and comfortable hall provide a refined and attractive atmosphere. The Restaurant Gourmet, with a nice veranda overlooking the little town of Bellagio, can be reached also by boat thanks to a private wharf. The swimming-pool in the garden is the perfect place where you can relax after excursions in the marvellous surroundings.