The Bellagio - a small but very picturesque resort town located in the province of Como in the Italian region of Lombardy, on the banks of one of the largest lakes in Italy - Como.
Bellagio is located on the edge of the Cape that divides lake Como into two parts. The city centre is the rightmost part of the Cape, closer to the top, while the main residential areas are scattered along the lake shores and up the slopes of the hills.
The picturesqueness of the city is just amazing, it seems, are great everything from nature, ending with the architecture and narrow streets, along which are right next to each other are low, colorful buildings.
The nature of Bellagio is truly exquisite, the abundance of vegetation that remains green all year, so harmoniously combined with mountain peaks, some of which are covered with a white blanket of snow, and the surface of the lake with an abundance of coloured houses near the water's edge, produce a truly lasting impression and can affect even the most experienced traveler.
Besides, Bellagio is famous for its mild climate and abundance of Sunny days with a predominantly positive temperature. So to visit the town is good at any time of the year.
Due to the above pros, the Bellagio is fully and rightfully deserves its high rank - the pearl of lake Como!
As mentioned earlier, Bellagio quite a small city, its historical centre and the main sights can be circumvented in just a few hours.
The most picturesque places in the Bellagio. Attractions Bellagio
The Bellagio Promenade
The promenade is the centre of Bellagio or street Lungo Lario Manzoni - unextended. From the ferry terminal originates the most luxurious part of the waterfront, here is Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini and the streets of Roma.
With one side of the promenade you can see lake Como, and on the other - lined up in a row of expensive hotels, located on the first line, which offer stunning views of the lake and mountains. On the first floor of the hotel there are shops, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants, sitting in which you can admire the promenade and the lake.
The observation deck is Magnificant Viewpoint
Following along the lake at Roma street, which blends in with the street Eugenio Vitali, out to the edge of the promontory to the viewpoint Magnificant Viewpoint, which offers magnificent views of the lake and mountains.
The road up to the observation deck
Types of lake Como and the surrounding area
Catholic Church San Giacomo
The main attraction of the historic centre of Bellagio acts the Catholic Church - Basilica of St. James or San Giacomo (San Giacomo Chiesa), built by artisans from Como in the 12th century.
The Church in the Gothic style located on the Central square (Piazza della Chiesa), has a strict appearance and as a strict form. The Church tower is well visible from many points in the historical centre of Bellagio.
The streets of the historic centre of Bellagio
The streets of the historic centre of Bellagio is very narrow and charming. On the streets of cafés and restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops. Although these streets are not many, but they are all very neat and bright. Based on and parallel to two major and most wide streets, one of which is embankment and the second to Giuseppe Garibaldi, as well as more narrow alleys connecting the two streets.
More narrow streets
Catholic Church San Giorgio
The small Church of San Giorgio (Chiesa di San Giorgio), situated near the city hall (Comune di Bellagio), although it cannot boast of its size, it is very small, however, keeps a long history.
This is typical of the Romanesque style building, presumably built in the late 11th century (built between 1080 and 1120 years).
After seeing the Church of San Giorgio is not in a hurry to leave, if you go in the small passage opposite the main entrance of the Church and go through the steps along the stone gray walls (street Salita Cappuccini), will see something amazing!
A small neighborhood of the same name and the Bay of Pescallo (Pescallo). If Bellagio is considered the pearl of lake Como, Pescallo has become for us the pearl of Bellagio.
Here is located Marina and the intoxicating beauty of the views from the small square near the Wharf. Boats peacefully swaying on the waters of the lake, the silence and peace of doing their job, this place does not want to leave.
Streets Of Pescallo
The small square of Porto (Piazza Del Porto)
- Pescallo Apartments, located on the shores of lake Como. It offers modern apartments with lake views and free Wi-Fi. Apartment has 2 floors, big living area with a kitchenette and dining area, and 2 or 3 separate bedrooms with bathrooms.
- hotel style "bed and Breakfast" and apartments Miralago B&B and Apartments. The Windows offer views of lake Como. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms and apartments. It offers rooms in the hotel Miralago, and apartments located in the historical villas nearby. The simply furnished rooms feature wrought-iron beds and tiled floors. Some of the rooms have a balcony with views of the lake. The apartment offers: a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Breakfast is served on request.
- The hotel Ristorante La Pergola, located in the historic former monastery right in the square of Porto. With a panoramic terrace overlooking lake Como. The spacious and cosy rooms equipped with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Some of the rooms have a balcony with views of the lake. The hotel serves a Breakfast buffet. For dinner guests can enjoy dishes of fresh fish caught on lake Como.
Also, Bellagio has a few small parks and historical villas surrounded by gardens, the largest and most interesting of them are private property. So you can get there only at certain times or with group tours.
Of entertainment: you can go by boat around the Cape or to visit the other towns of lake Como and rent a boat.
Where to stay in Bellagio
If you decide to stay in town longer than 1 day, you will need a placement.
The choice of accommodation in Bellagio is very diverse, here you can find the accommodation as on the first line, near the lake and historical centre. All accommodation in Bellagio, from cheap to expensive and trendy, you can view and book here.
How to get to Bellagio
From Milan to Bellagio
Many tourists visit Bellagio, arriving by plane to one of the Milan airports. The airports of Milan to get to Bellagio and other towns of lake Como, easier and faster than a taxi. To order a taxi/Shuttle service in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details!
Cheap flights to Milan can be seen here.
The most convenient way to travel around Italy is a car. You can rent a car in advance, even from home, the car will be waiting for you immediately upon arrival at the airport. Car for rent can look and book here, the rent is quite reasonable, it starts from of 13.73 EUR per day.
From Milan by public transport can be reached via Varenna, Lecco or Como. Easier, faster and cheaper access via Lecco or Como.
in Lecco (Lecco) 05:02 in the morning until 22:23 PM, journey time 39 minutes, fare from EUR 4.80 to one side;
- in Varenna (Varenna) c 06:20 am to 21:20 hours, journey time from 1 hour 03 minutes cost of travel from of 6.70 euros one way;
in Como (Como) c 05:55 am to 00:45 am, journey time 36 minutes, the fare is EUR 4.80. In Como to get to the station Como S. Giovanni or Como Nord Lago, their rides bus to Bellagio.
You can purchase the ticket at railway stations in vending machines or ticket offices and online as the Trenitalia website and on the website of Reil Europe. What's the difference: the Trenitalia website is not on the Russian language and payment only in euros, the website of Reil Europe Russian and to purchase tickets for rubles.
From Lecco, Como and Varenna to Bellagio
From Lecco to Bellagio in the daytime buses, the schedule can be found on the official website.
From Varenna to Bellagio can be reached by ferry. The website ferries.
From Como - on the buses and ferries. Buses run daily, with a journey time of about an hour, the fare of 3.70 euros one way. The C30 bus start from the railway station Como S. Giovanni, passing through the street along the Lungo Lario Trento which is the stop, then passing the station Como Nord Lago and go to Bellagio. If the commuter train station Como Nord Lago, bus tickets can be purchased at the box office the bus station, near railway station, ticket office from the street. If you go to the Bellagio for 1 day, you can take a round-trip ticket, a ticket without a departure time. The bus schedule check at official website of the carrier or stopping points.
From the historical center of Bellagio to Como buses depart from the bus stop located next to the ferry terminal.