Bellagio

Travel Guide
Bellagio showing 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.

Il Perlo Panorama
Il Perlo Panorama
2 out of 5
Via Valassina 180, Bellagio, CO
The price is AU$125 per night from 11 Nov. to 11 Nov.
This family-friendly Bellagio hotel is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Villa Melzi, Bellagio Port and Villa Serbelloni. Villa Carlotta and Valsassina ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (434 reviews)
"The property was nice, the view awesome but the people, the people really cared that we had a great time in their town and that came through tremendously!!"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2021

Il Perlo Panorama
Hotel Excelsior Splendide
Hotel Excelsior Splendide
3 out of 5
Via Lungo Lario Manzoni, 28, Bellagio, CO
The price is AU$256 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
Located in Bellagio, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Bellagio Port, Villa Serbelloni and San Giacomo Basilica. Branch ...
3.8/5 Good! (465 reviews)
"People were so friendly and helpful!"

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2021

Hotel Excelsior Splendide
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
5 out of 5
Via Roma 1, Bellagio, CO
Nestled on the beach, this Bellagio hotel is just steps away from San Giacomo Basilica and Villa Serbelloni. Bellagio Port and La Punta Spartivento are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (308 reviews)
"Best hotel"

Reviewed on 2 Oct. 2021

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Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
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La Limonera
La Limonera
Via Bellosio 2, Bellagio, CO
The price is AU$130 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Situated in Bellagio, this apartment building is steps away from Villa Serbelloni, San Giacomo Basilica and Bellagio Port. Villa Melzi and La Punta Spartivento ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (113 reviews)
"Great place to stay if you plan to visit Como area and surrounding cities. Very wall located in the middle of touristic area. Walking distance to ferry pier, restaurants and park."

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2021

La Limonera
Nenè - Accommodation Il Vicolo
Nenè - Accommodation Il Vicolo
Via Sant Abbondio 13, Bellagio, CO
The price is AU$145 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
This family-friendly Bellagio apartment building is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Villa Melzi and Villa Carlotta. Villa Monastero ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (63 reviews)
"Amazing property, excellent service and beautiful location. We had such an amazing time staying at Nene. San Giovani was the cutest little town. Close to a beach for the kids and great restaurants in walking distance including Nene foods. Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella was our absolute favorite. Quaint, ..."

Reviewed on 20 Aug. 2020

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Residence L'Ulivo
Residence L'Ulivo
4 out of 5
Via E Vitali 24, Bellagio, CO
The price is AU$219 per night from 19 Oct. to 19 Oct.
Located in Bellagio, this beachfront residence is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of San Giacomo Basilica, La Punta Spartivento and Villa Serbelloni. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (82 reviews)
"Great location for shopping, eating and exploring the lakes!"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2021

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