Bellagio is one of the most beautiful towns (some would say the most beautiful) on Lake Como. This village is even considered one of the most beautiful Italian villages (just that).
- How to get to Bellagio?
- Where to sleep in Bellagio?
- What to do in Bellagio?
- When to visit Bellagio?
- Ideas for activities at Lake Como!
How to get to Bellagio?
At the port of Como you can easily find one of the shuttles that serve the different big cities of the lake, Como, Menaggio, Varenna, Lecco… All the necessary information on the schedules and prices of the boats here.
This will be an opportunity for you to take many pictures of the lake. You will also have an exceptional view of all the towns and villages that border this lake. This is how we enjoyed discovering Bellagio, its beautiful villas and hotels.
➡️ If you want to save time and let yourself be guided, you can book your ticket for an excursion to Lake Como, by bus, with stops in the most beautiful villages, Côme, Bellagio and Varenna as well as a 1 hour cruise on the lake to enjoy beautiful panoramas from the lake.
➡️ By car, allow about 1 1/2 hours to reach the charming village of Bellagio.
Car hire: To compare car hire prices we recommend the RentalCars website which compares the prices of hundreds of car hire companies to find the best price. To give you an idea of prices, we found a car for 50€ per day, at Milan airport.
Where to sleep in Bellagio?
Bellagio being a tourist town, you will find a lot of accommodations on site and nearby. There are a lot of hotels, guest houses and apartments.
We have selected for you the establishments offering a good quality/price ratio as well as those which are really worth the detour.
Hotel Florence: one of the best addresses in town, a small, charming and pleasant hotel with a beautiful view of the lake, located in the centre! In short, a perfect hotel to visit the city of Bellagio on foot! (about 130€ / night with breakfast)
Il Sogno flats : a nice address, flat with a beautiful view on the lake and in the centre. We particularly like the principle of the apartment hotels, having a kitchen offers more freedom to prepare a breakfast, a snack or a meal. (about 130€ / night + breakfast)
Hotel Belvedere: a truly exceptional place with a swimming pool from which you will have an incredible view of the lake and the welcome is really top notch.
Villa Vitali: to live like in the old days in a sumptuous Villa, located a few minutes walk from the centre of Bellagio. You can also enjoy a large swimming pool in a beautiful garden with trees, a real haven of peace!
The grand hotel Villa Serbelloni: a very chic address, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and direct access to the lake for swimming with a pontoon and diving board.
What to do in Bellagio?
As you can see, the number one activity to do in Bellagio is to stroll through its streets, enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the lake, walk along the esplanade along the water while enjoying an Italian ice cream.
Visit the old town
You can’t miss the old houses and villas of this beautiful village. Whether you arrive by water or by road, the splendid houses will leave their mark on you and make you want to wander through its alleys in search of treasures.
Parco Martiri Della Libertà of Bellagio
The Martiri Della Libertà park is very well known, without a doubt a must-see place in the city. It is directly at the exit of the city, it is a real lung. It offers one of the best views of the lake and a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bellagio.
It’s the perfect place to take a break from your day!
The Church of San Giacomo in Bellagio
The Basilica of St. Jacob of Bellagio in Romanesque style. It was built between the end of the 11th century and the 12th century, although the interior dates from the 18th century. It was declared a national monument in 1904 in order to begin its restoration which lasted until 1990 with the tower.
You can find it in the north of the village, in the heights, following the main streets. You can enjoy its adjoining square to taste an ice cream in the shade (yum yum).
Walk on the lake shore
Leaving the city from the south, you can walk along Lake Como towards the botanical garden and Villa Melzi. It’s very nice to get out of the crowds and noise to enjoy the sea breeze and fresh air.
We enjoyed taking a break on one of the benches facing the lake while enjoying the sun. It’s always nice to enjoy the moment!
Gardens of Villa Melzi
Villa Melzi was built at the beginning of the 19th century by the architect Giocondo Albertolli for Francesco Melzi d’Eril as a summer residence. This magnificent house is surrounded by a large English-style garden, with a small chapel, Egyptian statues and a bust of Napoleon Bonaparte.
You can find all the information about Villa Melzi directly on their website.
When to visit Bellagio?
The city of Bellagio is a beautiful city, you will not get tired of it. You can enjoy it at any time of the year. But, if you don’t want to have too many tourists, you can go during the months of April, May and June.
It is a time when the weather is nice and warm enough to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the lake como and the surrounding towns.
Bellagio Tourist Office
The Bellagio tourist office is located at 2 Via del Baccio. You can contact them by phone or by email. You can contact them by phone at 031 96715. The Bellagio Tourist Office website is www.bellagiolakecomo.com
As you can see, we loved the old world charm of Bellagio. Even if the city is small, it is a pleasant place to spend a few days on the shores of Lake Como.
Ideas for activities at Lake Como!
To fully explore the lake, you will find below the 3 activities, the most interesting in our opinion!
Let’s go for a visit of the lake and its most beautiful cities from Milan, an unforgettable day on board a sailboat to enjoy incredible views, or an exploration of the city of Como on an electric bike for the more sporty ones!
Don’t forget to read the description carefully to know what is really included in order to fully enjoy your excursion.
Feel free to leave us a note below to let us know if you are planning this trip, or to ask any questions you may have, we will answer you with great pleasure.