BELLAGIO THE PEARL OF THE COMO LAKE
Bellagio is located at the top of the peninsula that splits the Lake Como into two branches; it is definitely the most famous and visited destination of the area.
The unmistakable silhouette of Villa Serbelloni - a famous 5-star luxury hotel - and the colorful facades of the buildings overlooking the lake are photographed every day by hundreds of tourists arriving in Bellagio via the ferries that connect the villages of the Lake Como.
The historical part of Bellagio is mostly pedestrian and still well preserved, even if a large number of tourists and shops has made Bellagio a bit chaotic. Bellagio offers its best in the early morning and in the evening when the tourist flow ends when the ferry service ends.
Walking through the alleys and stairs is a pleasure and you can stop and sip a coffee or an aperitif, enjoying the view of the mountains and the lake in peace.
"Bellagio is definitely an incredible place you can’t miss it if you visit the Como Lake. There are many people there every day, but I suggest you visit the Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni’s gardens, the small villages and enjoy a lake dunking in summer.
This place surrounded by Como Lake offers an incredible landscape. It looks like a Mediterranean fjord.”
Spending a day in Bellagio you can visit the botanical gardens of Villa Serbelloni (by appointment only, info at the tourist office) and Villa Melzi (entry fee). In addition, the various villages that make up the town of Bellagio offer many interesting views and excellent restaurants certainly less crowded.
In summer at the Lido di Bellagio or in the public beaches of the hamlet of San Giovanni, you can relax in the sun and swim in the waters of Lake Como.
It is strongly recommended to reach Bellagio by ferry from the villages of Varenna, Tremezzo, Menaggio (The daily ticket "center of the lake" includes unlimited travel).
Cycling and panoramic road lovers can reach Bellagio along the 2 branches of Lake Como, Como - Bellagio road or Lecco - Bellagio road, or alternatively reach Bellagio through the Erba - Civenna - Bellagio road, enjoying a visit to the Cycling Museum and the Sanctuary of the Madonna in Ghisallo.
WHAT TO DO AND VISIT IN BELLAGIO AND IN THE NEARBY AREA
IN THE VILLAGE
1. Discover the hidden corners of the old town and the hamlets of Bellagio.
2. Dive into the waters of the lake at the Lido di Bellagio or the beach of San Giovanni.
3. Enjoy a walk through the gardens of Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni.
4. Visit the Romanesque church of San Giacomo.
IN THE NEARBY AREA
1. Visit the best villages in the center of Lake Como, Varenna, Menaggio, Cadenabbia, Tremezzo, Lenno.
2. Don't miss a trip to Comacina island.
3. Climb the walls of Monte Grona, Grigna and Grignetta.
5. Ride to the famous Bellagio, through the Lariani Mountains and visit the Cycling Museum near the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo.
6. Don't miss a visit to Como and Brunate.
7. Walk through the flowery gardens of Villa Carlotta in Tremezzina.
8. Trekking along the Greenway of Lake Como.
9. Excursion to the Breglia mountains and to the panoramic Menaggio Refuge.
EXCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN VARENNA
INFO AND BOOKING
WHERE TO SLEEP IN BELLAGIO - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS
Bellagio offers good hotels and a number of holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation also in others villages of the lake.
There are also many mountain huts that offer hospitality on the mountains and pastures that surround the area of Lake Como.
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HOW TO GET TO BELLAGIO
Located in the tip of the peninsula of Lake Como, Bellagio is connected to Lecco and Como by bus and ferry service. We strongly recommend reaching Bellagio by ferry, from the nearby villages or from Como.
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