The only option for the Granfondo weekend. Varese is the biggest town in this part of the Italian Lakes. The lake with the same name is a couple of kilometres out of town and is very pretty surrounded by mountains. The city can quite busy with parking hard to come for and heavy traffic so staying in town and riding everywhere is a lot easier.
Fly into Milan Malpensa (MXP). We have regular bike box friendly shuttles to Varese on the Tuesday for the ITT & Friday for the Granfondo with returns on Friday & Monday. This is approx a 45 minute trip.