Few places are as romantic as Lake Como, and even fewer resorts as beautiful as Bellagio, said to be the jewel of Lake Como. For centuries, its stunning location on Lake Como and scenic waterfront, with grand hotels and steep cobbled steps has enchanted artists and writers, not only from Italy, but also from abroad. It is on the extreme point of the promontory that divides the lake in the two branches of Como and Lecco. The town extends itself partly on the coast zone and partly on the slopes of the promontory. Thanks to this particular location there is an extraordinary panoramic variety and the sight you can have over the whole lake. Some of the best views can be seen from the park of Villa Serbelloni and from the top of Monte San Primo. On a clear day, you may see the Alps, from Mont Blanc to the Ortles, and the Madonnina on top of the Duomo of Milan.
With its mild and temperate climate Bellagio is an ideal destination not only for a summer holiday, but also for a break in spring or autumn. Furthermore the lake offers several tourist and sport facilities, during the summer season all kinds of water sports are practicable, while in winter time you can ski on San Primo Mountain. Public and private boat transportation on the lake is well organised and also a fast service with Hydrofoil allows to reach Varenna, Colico, Lecco and Como.
Bellagio has an incredible artist treasure , with its villas, among them Villa Melzi, Villa Poldi Pezzoli, Villa Giulia e Villa Belmonte, its churches and gardens with rare exotic plants.
So what are you waiting for, plan now your holiday at Lake Como!