About Us

The International Benvenuto Club of Varese is an association of women of various nationalities who live in and around Varese (Lombardia - Italy). The club was founded in April 1985 to promote conversation, co-operation and friendship among women who live and work in the area and to help them integrate more easily into their new environment.

The club is an independent non-profit organisation. In fact, one of its goals is to help local charities. The club also organises various activities for the members including language courses, trips, workshops, art lectures, play groups, parties and sport.

The Benvenuto board guides the club and is responsible for the club policy. The board is made up of: the president, vice-president, secretary, membership-treasurer, community, editor(s), special activity co-ordinator(s) and special advisors. Each month, the club issues a newsletter called 'The Voice of Varese' (VoV) which is full of information about the club. Please note that during our Benvenuto activities the language spoken is mostly English.

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A rich variety of activities are organised 
Regular Activities

Language courses, English book group, craft group, walking group, Nordic Walking group, pilates.

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 Coffee Morning

Our coffee morning is usually held on the second Wednesday of the month from 10am - 12 noon at Villa Cagnola, Gazzada Schianno.

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sPecial Activities

Interesting lectures, outdoor excursions, visits to exhibitions and museums, trips, aperitivo, lunches, parties

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Our Charitable Work

The Benvenuto Club is committed to supporting local charities, and we raise money through a Christmas bazaar and several other charity events. Each year we choose new charities to support.


The annual fee for the membership is 65 Euros.  Our club year begins in September and ends in August of the following year. If you want to know more, we invite you to visit one of our monthly coffee mornings. Visitors are always welcome, and you can participate in any activity for one month on a trial basis. However, to continue these activities you must become a member.

Payment by bank transfer

IBAN: IT55S0538710810000042327019 

Account name: The Benvenuto International Club of Varese
Please remember to add your full name and the membership year (i.e.2023-2024)

The International Benvenuto Club of Varese is an association made up of women of various nationalities who live in and around Varese - Italy to promote conversation and friendship.



Coffee mornings at Villa Cagnola. Via Guido Cagnola, 21 - 21045 Gazzada Schianno (VA)
+39 366 417 4323