Bellagio

Travel Guide
Bellagio featuring a coastal town and a bay or harbor
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
The price is $171 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 7
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 ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (146 reviews)
"Location initially difficult to find, but enjoyed it being a bit removed from center of town. Nice views, friendly and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

Hotel Silvio
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
5 out of 5
Via Roma 1, Bellagio, CO, 22021
The price is $586 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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 our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (333 reviews)
"Incredible location with excellent service."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere
4 out of 5
Via Valassina, 31, Bellagio, CO, 22021
The price is $645 per night from Aug 4 to Aug 5
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Bellagio. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (445 reviews)
"This hotel experience was nothing short of perfection. We had a room over the pool deck, with our balcony extending on to the lawn. The view was absolutely incredible. The amenities, the surroundings, the hotel layout, the staff, hospitality… all spectacular. I’ve stayed in 5 star hotels in the area ..."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Hotel Belvedere
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Residence L'Ulivo
Residence L'Ulivo
4 out of 5
Via E Vitali 24, Bellagio, CO, 22021
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 ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (89 reviews)
"Delightful reasonable option in excellent location, especially for family or those on budget!"

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Residence L'Ulivo
Easy Welcome Ca del Pepoto
Easy Welcome Ca del Pepoto
Bellagio, Lombardy
Stay at this apartment in Bellagio. Enjoy free WiFi, a kitchen, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Villa del Balbianello and Villa Melzi Gardens are located ...
Easy Welcome Ca del Pepoto
Appartamento Splendore
Appartamento Splendore
28 Salita Antonio Mella, Bellagio, 22021
Stay at this apartment in Bellagio. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Villa del Balbianello and San Giacomo Basilica ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Really good stay
"We had a lovely stay here. The apartment is very central in Bellagio so really easy to get out and about and see the area. The host was beyond helpful (I am not one to often ask many questions but I felt comfortable enough to WhatsApp her whenever I needed to and she was really helpful back!) The ..."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Appartamento Splendore
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