Bellagio

Travel Guide
Bellagio which includes a coastal town and a bay or harbour

The Pearl of Lake Como is home to winding cobblestone lanes that lead to magnificent villas, pristine gardens, lively squares and traditional fishing communities.

Waterfront promenades, scenic lookouts, cobblestone stairways and centuries-old architecture make Bellagio one of Lake Como’s most romantic and picturesque destinations. This historic village sits on a headland at the center of the lake, surrounded by cypress-covered hills, flower-filled gardens and glistening deep blue water.

Bellagio’s tree-lined waterfront is often the first port of call for visitors and a place to arrange boat excursions. Check out the waterfront’s elegant arcade, home to cafés, ice cream parlors and restaurants. Take a guided tour of the spectacular gardens of Villa Serbelloni, a grand neoclassical palace and hotel. Walk to Punta Spartivento, where a park and harbor afford superb views across Lake Como.

Follow the cobblestone alleyways that rise up from the waterfront to Via Garibaldi, the village’s main street. Browse the boutiques and handicraft shops and admire the old red-roofed buildings. Visit Bellagio’s main square, Piazza dell Chiesa, and step inside the 11th-century Basilica di San Giacomo. Look over the medieval tower, once part of Bellagio’s ancient fortifications.

From Bellagio’s town center, take the walking trails that pass along the waterfront and over the forested hills to pretty hamlets. Just 15 minutes on foot is the traditional fishing community of Pescallo. Here you can try watersports such as kayaking, wakeboarding and windsurfing.

Another good place to visit is the hamlet of San Giovanni, about a 20-minute walk from the waterfront. Go on a tour of its Museo degli Strumenti della Navigazione (Museum of Navigation Instruments) and stroll around the formal gardens of the 19th-century Villa Melzi D’Eril.

Buses and ferries connect Bellagio with other Lake Como destinations, including Como, Lecco, Menaggio and Varenna. Get around on foot, or in the summer months, use the tourist train. Bellagio’s position at the tip of a headland makes it very easy to travel to other lakeside destinations. Don’t miss a side trip to the archeological sites on Isola Comacina, which is Lake Como’s only island.

Hotel Silvio
Hotel Silvio
3 out of 5
Via Carcano 10-12, Bellagio, 22021
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £135 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Bellagio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (142 reviews)
Great views
"The Good-excellent staff, great restaurant, clean and well maintained, quiet, spectacular panoramic views The Not-so-good-rooms are microscopically small, 1 mile walk into town, limited guest parking Our daughter got married at a villa not far from the hotel and the majority of the family stayed ..."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Hotel Silvio
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
5 out of 5
Via Roma 1, Bellagio, CO, 22021
The price is £528 per night from 21 May to 22 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bellagio. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (327 reviews)
"Amazing amazing amazing! ❤️"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Hotel Excelsior Splendide
Hotel Excelsior Splendide
3 out of 5
Via Lungo Lario Manzoni, 28, Bellagio, CO, 22021
The price is £148 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Bellagio. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (492 reviews)
"Good to stay, close to shopping and ferries"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

Hotel Excelsior Splendide
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La Piccola Bellagio
La Piccola Bellagio
Via al Crotto 35, Bellagio, Provincia di Como, 22021
The price is £180 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this residence in Bellagio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Villa del Balbianello and Villa Melzi Gardens are ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
Ah Bellagio. Bellssima
"Lieu charmant à distance pédestre du centre de Bellagio. Magnifique vue dur le lac. Très grand celle"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

La Piccola Bellagio
Residence L'Ulivo
Residence L'Ulivo
4 out of 5
Via E Vitali 24, Bellagio, CO, 22021
The price is £240 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 4-star beach residence in Bellagio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the family amenities ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (88 reviews)
"Delightful reasonable option in excellent location, especially for family or those on budget!"

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Residence L'Ulivo
BELLAGIO DREAMS APT ONLY 100MT FROM THE LAKE / BEACH-THE DREAM BETWEEN LAKE AND MOUNTAINS
BELLAGIO DREAMS APT ONLY 100MT FROM THE LAKE / BEACH-THE DREAM BETWEEN LAKE AND MOUNTAINS
Bellagio, Lombardy
The price is £472 per night from 4 Jun to 5 Jun
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Bellagio. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Great apartment in Bellagio
"Just returned from 3 days staying here. Great apartment- clean, spacious, well appointed. Great host- excellent communication, very helpful above and beyond! Apartment is about a 15 minute walk to Bellagio city center which was great to walk off the pasta we ate in town! Also spent some time near ..."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2021

BELLAGIO DREAMS APT ONLY 100MT FROM THE LAKE / BEACH-THE DREAM BETWEEN LAKE AND MOUNTAINS
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