Beautiful Bellagio in Italy What to do & Where to stay.

Let’s answer the biggest question first: 

Is Bellagio worth visiting?  Bellagio is most definitely worth a visit.  It is often referred to as the Pearl of Lake Como, and it is definitely one of the must-see places when visiting the area of Lake Como in Italy. 

Bellagio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region of Lombardy and is located on the beautiful and well-known Lake Como.  Perfectly situated centrally on Lake Como exactly at the point where the lake divides into two ‘branches’ towards the south-east and south-west.

Now let’s explore:

Coming into Bellagio on a ferry, you’ll start your stroll through this picturesque town, from the harbour.

Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como in Italy
Things to do and places to explore

Explore Instagram’s beautiful spots on Foot:

  • Bellagio is not very big so you can easily explore the cobblestone streets on foot
  • Enjoy and visit the boutiques, restaurants, and a variety of shops including one of the most photographed streets: Salita Serbelloni.  When you walk up the many steps of this steep street, right up to where you reach Via Guiseppe Garibaldi, you’ll find the Instagram spot which you might have seen on social media many times before.  A beautiful view.
  • Basilica of San Giacomo a Romanesque church.
  • Visit Villa Melzi and its lovely gardens.  Thereafter you can spend a while at Lido de Bellagio, a beach club next to the Villa Melzi gardens.
  • Villa Serbelloni Park is an 18th-century terraced garden with beautiful lake views.  You can visit this beautifully maintained garden of Villa Serbelloni by guided tour only.  Buy your tickets in advance from the Bellagio Tourist Office.
Visit Bellagio in Italy
You can easily explore the town itself in just an hour or two if you make this a day trip from Milan.  However, staying a day or two is really nice and will give you the opportunity to take in the incredible beauty of the lake.  There are really beautiful options for accommodation with stunning lake views. 
Day Trips and Adventures
Where to stay