The Varese Province occupies a total geographical area of 1,198 square kilometres, including the provincial capital: the city of Varese.
Within the province there are 138 provincial towns, known as communes (comune singular or comuni plural in Italian). The total population of Varese Province is around 890 thousand inhabitants.
Among the visitor highlights in the province are its series of lakes which include Lake Varese, the expansive Lake Maggiore, Lake Lake Monate and Lake Lugano which it shares with Switzerland.
Neighbouring provinces: Metropolitan City of Milan, Monza and Brianza, Como, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola
Neighbouring region: Piedmont
International border: Switzerland