Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como, is a picture perfect lakeside vacation spot in Italy. It's home to ancient buildings, picturesque cobblestone lanes lined by cafés and restaurants, and shops selling Italian wares. Book one of our Lake Como Day trips from Milan to experience this lovely village and its rich local culture. Here's what you need to know:
Villa Melzi with its park known for its beautiful flowers and sculptures is a must visit in Bellagio. The park is flooded with lovely rhododendrons and azaleas. Admission includes visit to the neo-classical chapel, the museum as well as the park. The villa opens to public from around the end of March until early November.
San Giacomo Church
The San Giacomo Church is counted amongst the best historic centers in Bellagio. The architecture of this charming church is in the Lombard style. If you like history and heritage structures, you are going to love the sights of the beautiful mosaics, the triptych dating back to 15th century and the 12th-century cross.
Villa Serbelloni Park
You can catch stunning views of Lake Como from Villa Serbelloni Park. It also has an 18th century garden that takes you back in time and charms you with its beauty.
St. Maria of Loppia
St. Maria of Loppia has some very special features. What stands out in this antique church is its bare minimum architectural décor.
Unlike other churches here, this church does not have elaborate carvings and decorations. The long lateral windows are double splayed and built at irregular intervals. One visit to this charming church is a must-do when you visit Bellagio.
The Museum of Navigation Instruments
Or, 'Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione', houses numerous interesting tools used by ancient sailors to navigate the oceans. If you are traveling with young children, this is one place that you should include in your travel itinerary.
Before You Leave Bellagio...
When you are done soaking in the lakeside beauty, move on to explore the historic sights and visit local stores that are full of things you would want to take back home in remembrance of this glorious corner of paradise. While you walk, you are going to be inundated with the lovely aroma of fruit flavored gelato that will surely stimulate your senses.
Bellagio has a pleasant climate in Spring and Summer, with an average temperature of 82°F. In the afternoons, a gentle breeze from the lake flows on to the land to create a beautiful romantic feel.
Bellagio beckons tourists with open arms. The sights, the shops, the local culture and the facilities are all tourist friendly here. When you book a tour with us, you can take off on your own and enjoy the lovely ambiance.