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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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $90 per night from May 7 to May 8

Located in the heart of Bellagio, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Villa Melzi Gardens and Bellagio Port. Villa Carlotta is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

4.1/5Very Good! (106 reviews)
Loved Hotel Silvio

"The receptionist, Marta, was outstanding. She was very welcoming, helpful, and kind. The hotel was comfortable, clean, and we were lucky to have a balcony with a beautiful view of the lake and mountains. We will definitely be back!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

Hotel Silvio
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
5 out of 5
Via Roma 1, Bellagio, CO
The price is $669 per night from May 10 to May 11

Nestled on the beach, this Bellagio hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Giacomo Basilica and Bellagio Port. Villa Carlotta is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (296 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and fantastic staff, all you could ask for in a hotel"…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Hotel Belvedere
Hotel Belvedere
4 out of 5
Via Valassina, 31, Bellagio, CO
The price is $408 per night from May 11 to May 12

This family-friendly Bellagio hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of San Giacomo Basilica and Villa Melzi. Villa Melzi Gardens ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (418 reviews)
Good place to stay for couples and friends

"Beautiful place, good location, great food. Minus for broken glass in our room floor on two occasions and broken processes in the restaurant with long wait times and not so nice service. I understand however that covid has created new difficulties with new ways of handling people and menues etc etc ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Hotel Belvedere
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Residence L'Ulivo
Residence L'Ulivo
4 out of 5
Via E Vitali 24, Bellagio, CO
The price is $191 per night from May 1 to May 2

Located in Bellagio, this beachfront residence is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of San Giacomo Basilica and Bellagio Port. Villa Carlotta is ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (79 reviews)
Much better than the old photos - fantastic stay!

"Excellent location, well worth paying less to soak up more. We were in apartment 4 with two amazing lake-view windows. I was pleasantly surprised by the decor, condition and cleanliness - it's much more modern than the photos, they really don't do it justice. Only small negative - you only have one ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Residence L'Ulivo
Nenè - Accommodation Il Vicolo
Nenè - Accommodation Il Vicolo
Via Sant Abbondio 13, Bellagio, CO
The price is $138 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (62 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 Aug 20, 2020

Nenè - Accommodation Il Vicolo
La Limonera
La Limonera
Via Bellosio 2, Bellagio, CO
The price is $109 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Situated in Bellagio, this apartment building is steps from Villa Serbelloni and Bellagio Port. Villa Carlotta is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

4.6/5Exceptional! (110 reviews)
A great stay!

"A very nice standard appartment in the middle of the city centre and nearby to the ferries. The apartment was very clean in a nice environment. There is no parking for cars but you can use public parkings in a distance of 500 meters."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

La Limonera
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Dec 1, 2019

Beautiful little town with many thinks to do. Go and visit take a boat on the lake take the train ride and enjoy the great food they offer.

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Subrina

Oct 16, 2019

Can't wait to visit Bellagio again!!!

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 27, 2019

Views or the lake, Nene cafe and exploring the alleyways in town

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 24, 2019

One of the most charming places on earth!

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Sep 17, 2019

Wonderful! I can’t wait to go back.

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 14, 2019

I cant wait to come back. What a stunning place. A photographers mecca. Fabulous food. Great shopping. Water taxis are a great way to get around other spots on the lake.

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