Bellagio is still referred to as most beautiful village in Italy. With a promenade planted with oleanders and limes, fin-de-siècle accommodations, and a hilly older quarter of high cobbled pavements and alleys – to state nothing at all of its impressive in the center of lake Como position – it’s easy to understand why Bellagio is trendy.
Nowadays, the walkways are repleat with souvenir merchants; city life plays second fiddle to tourism but this really is nonetheless an enthralling, attractive resort.
Where Should I Reside?
Grand Hotel Bellagio accommodates more for the top of the range visitor, featuring its pricey hotel rooms along with other types of accommodation. But there are also beautiful family run companies in the heart of town which could provide you with an outstanding option.
Right on the lake with classic old-world charm, the elegant Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is definitely the only 5-star hotel in Bellagio Italy. In the middle of a romantic backyard, you are able to feel right aware of the wide range of services for example an inside pool, gym and spa.
What to do
There is so much to do in this city! (Besides eat great food) There is so much to see and do here. Bellagio and mostly all the small towns and cities surrounding Lake Como are really infamous for water sports and cycling. It’s a big cycling destination for its narrow windy roads and hills. It’ big on its water sports too! Like kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing.
- Water Sports- Bellagio Water Sports – Michele, is the owner of Bellagio Water Sports. He’s is such a wonderful human! He’s the one you want to go to for kayaking and paddle boarding. He’s extremely helpful so don’t worry if it’s your first time.
- Biking/ Cycling- Unfortunately during my visit, I didn’t get to do much of biking because of the rainy weather. I do recommend these two great places, Tri Lake Como & Como Lago Bike, for bike rentals and cycling tours around Bellagio based on your level experience.
- Boating- As I mentioned them earlier this is a great way to get around Lake Como on your own terms. Or even just spend the day on boat: Lake by Boat Bellagio
- PRO TIP: If you’re looking to catch a local scene and visit a bar, I would recommend Pub Tiglio. This is truly a local hangout! Remember Italian’s aren’t loud partier’s so do not expect loud crazy music and a big party scene. You’ll most like find a bar full of Italian’s playing bar games, drinking and have a good time, but still quite quiet. If you can’t find the location, ask around! Locals know the bar. More…
Hotels in Bellagio Italy, no fees, pay in the hotel
Via Roma, 1, Bellagio
Villa Serbelloni stands at the end of the Bellagio promontory, with beautiful views of Lake Como. It offers extraordinary holidays since 1873, when it was transformed into a luxury hotel.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni features 2 restaurants and bars, with live music every night. Guests enjoy free parking, concierge service, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a spa and beauty centre.
Villa Serbelloni boasts impressive staircases, frescoed ceilings, and a grand hall, the Salone Reale, with splendid chandeliers in Murano glass. Rooms are spacious and elegant, with views of the lake or the park.
Terrazza Serbelloni is the hotel’s more formal restaurant, with a terrace overlooking the lake. The Mistral offers the chance to eat by the pool or in a refined indoor dining room. read more…
Via P. Carcano 10/12, Bellagio
Albergo Ristorante Silvio is a family-run hotel overlooking Lake Como. The restaurant is open to the public and serves fresh fish and local specialities. Rooms offer LCD satellite TV.
All rooms at this boutique hotel have air-conditioning and private bathroom with bath or shower. Most rooms come with a balcony, some with views of the lake.
Guests can enjoy breakfast and on the lake-view veranda or under the pergola.
Albergo Silvio is right in front of the San Giovanni al Ponte stop for the bus to/from Bellagio. The manager organises an airport shuttle service upon request. read more…
Via Valassina 31, Bellagio
Owned by 4 generations of women since 1880, Hotel Belvedere offers panoramic views of Lake Como, The private garden has a swimming pool with jacuzzi.
The Belvedere also has a new spa with Turkish bath, sauna, therapeutic showers, and relaxation area. Face and body treatments are available in the wellness area.
The panoramic restaurant has a beautiful terrace with a superb view of the lake and mountains; it is open between April and October for lunch and dinner.
Belvedere Hotel is a short walk from the centre of Bellagio, 400 metres from Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni. read more…
Viale Domenico Vitali 2, Bellagio
Offering panoramic views of Lake Como, Hotel Fioroni is in Bellagio, 300 metres from the lake shore and the historic centre. It provides free parking and rooms with free internet.
Fioroni’s spacious and air-conditioned rooms all come with a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All of them feature a balcony or terrace, some with views of the lake.
The buffet breakfast is served every morning in the dining hall and includes croissants, juices and fresh Italian coffee. A bar is also available for snacks and drinks.
Located in a quiet area, the family-run Fioroni Hotel is 15 minutes’ walk away from the pier, where ferries leave for other lakeside towns. The bus stop in front of the hotel provides links with Lecco in around 20 minutes. read more…
Via Lungo Lago Manzoni 28, Bellagio
Hotel Excelsior Splendide is an Art Nouveau building of 1907. It is set on Bellagio’s lakeside promenade, right in front of Lake Como and a short walk from the ferry harbour.
The Excelsior Splendide offers a big hall, a well-decorated dining room, and a small outdoor swimming pool. The hotel’s lakeside café with terrace is on the beach just across the road.
The spacious rooms of Excelsior Splendide Hotel feature a satellite TV, private bathroom and telephone, and some offer a lake view. Breakfast includes coffee, pastries, ham, cheese and bread. read more…
Via Pescallo 19 , Bellagio
Hotel Nuovo Miralago overlooks Lake Como in the heart of Bellagio, a 10-minute walk from the dock for boat trips across the lake. Rooms offer a TV and private bathroom.
You can enjoy breakfast out in the garden at the Nuovo Miralago Hotel. There you will also find a terrace with jacuzzi and a private car park. read more…
Salita Cavour 37, Bellagio
Set in Bellagio’s pedestrian area, Bellagio Apartament is 100 metres from the shores of Lake Como. Its modern apartments feature a balcony, CD/DVD player and a kitchenette with dishwasher.
Apartments come with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV channels. Each one has a private entrance and comfortable living and dining areas. You will also find a kettle, fridge and microwave.
Bellagio apartments are on the first floor of a historic building. Bikes are available to rent and there is storage space for your luggage on your departure day.
Bellagio dock for boats across the lake to Griante, Menaggio and Varenna is just 400 metres away. The surrounding area is full of shops, restaurants and cafés. . read more…
Piazza Del Porto N.4, Bellagio
Set on the small bay of Pescallo, 5 minutes’ walk from Bellagio centre, La Pergola is right on the lakefront. Its terrace overlooking Lake Como is ideal for breakfast.
Hotel Ristorante La Pergola is a former monastery. Rooms here are spacious and comfortable with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Some have a balcony with lake view.
Breakfast at La Pergola Hotel Ristorante is buffet style, while dinner is based on dishes with fresh fish caught on Lake Como.
The hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from Bellagio dock for boat trips across the lake to Griante and Menaggio. . read more…
Salita Grandi, Bellagio
Located in Bellagio’s city centre and boasting lovely views over Lake Como, Hotel Bellagio offers free access to its gym and sauna. It also provides free Wi-Fi in public areas.
The rooms in this boutique hotel have minimalist decoration and include a TV with satellite channels. Many bedrooms overlook the lake.
Accessed directly from Bellagio’s main square by a set of cobblestone steps, Hotel Bellagio is walking distance from the town’s shops, cafés and restaurants.
The hotel offers a free shuttle to Bellagio Sporting Club, which is 1 km away. This resort features two tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and a restaurant. read more…
Piazza Mazzini 32, Bellagio
Hotel du Lac is set in the heart of Bellagio, overlooking the main square, opposite the dock. Here you can enjoy beautiful views and excellent food.
This family-run hotel is passionately committed to making your stay on Lake Como unforgettable. The friendly team of staff are always on hand to share local knowledge and tourist information. You can take advantage of free Wi-Fi access in communal areas.
Your room at the du Lac is complete with all modern comforts including Satellite TV and air conditioning. Choose the Superior option for a larger room, plus a terrace or balcony with a view across the lake.
Dining at du Lac is a real treat at the panoramic restaurant. Open at both lunch and dinner, it serves an eclectic mix of Italian and international cuisine. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to a partner hotel with swimming pool and another superb restaurant. read more…
Located right on the waterfront of Lake Como, in the Italian region known as Lombardy, idyllic Bellagio is a maze of red-roofed and green-shuttered buildings, steep stone staircases, lush cypress groves and rhododendron-scented gardens all flanked by a waterfront collection of bobbing boats. It’s a place that’s impossible not to fall in love with. Our guest blogger Sonal Sarin, an ex-Googler, mother of two young kids visited and was captivated by this extraordinary part of Italy….
As Wordsworth said “ Lake Como is a treasure whom the earth keeps to herself”. For our Italian vacation this summer, we decided to end what promised to be an action-packed trip with pure joy of doing nothing – Dolce Far Niente! We started off in gorgeous Tuscany and decided to kick back in Lombardy region’s Lake Como with our friends. Minutes away from Switzerland, at the base of Rhaetian Alps lies Italy’s third largest lake. Shaped like an upside-down Y, its stunning shoreline is lined with quaint villages and beautiful expansive villas. Bellagio is the crown jewel of Lake Como area.
Bellagio is a wonderful break from the sensory explosion of beautiful Italy. As beautiful but sinfully laid back and relaxed! One could just sit around all day enjoying a glass of wine and look at chic women and dapper men stroll by. Not to mention the very expensive and hot cars! Celebrity sighting is supposed to be common. More…
Getting to Bellagio
By bus: There’s aThere is a bus from Milan’s Malpensa airport terminal – the C250 – which could enable you to get to Como. Then from Como you are able to proceed and take C30 to Bellagio Italia.
By train: The Malpensa Express runs from Milan’s Malpensa Airport towards the Como Nord Lago station that you can either get on the C30 bus mentioned previously or access it a ferry.
From Bergamo, you are able to take a train to Varenna (having a change in Lecco) after which have a ferry to Bellagio Italy.
By ferry: From Como’s harbor (close to the Como Nord Lago station) you will find fast and slow boats which could take you straight to Bellagio. There’s also a car-ferry service between Bellagio and also the towns of Varenna and Cadenabbia. Take an unlimited ferry ticket for that central lake region its an excellent value to explore the other towns!