Popular Lettings in Bellagio
Highlights in Bellagio
- Beauty of Lake Como
- Boat trips
- Hiking in the Pre-Alps
- Picturesque and lively setting
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Bellagio
If you have never heard of Bellagio, the name Lake of Como is certainly much more familiar to you. It is on its banks that Bellagio is built, a charming village that has become, over the centuries, a choice holiday destination for Italians but also for foreign tourists. One comes to Bellagio to admire its magnificent views of the lake, to hike in the Pre-Alps and to taste the sweetness of life of one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. While there are some rentals, studios and lofts for rent in Bellagio, the most common type of accommodation is the single-family home. The most beautiful villas enjoy an exceptional view of the lake, which can be admired from a terrace or balcony, a private swimming pool but also a vast garden, equipped with deckchairs for sunbathing.A letting in the heart of Bellagio
The city's tourist activity is entirely oriented towards Lake Como. It is therefore along its banks and near its port that there are the most holiday rentals. The hinterland hills also have a number of houses. However, to fully enjoy the picturesque atmosphere of the city, it is better to stay directly by the lake or along the busiest artery of the small town, via Garibaldi, near the magnificent Serbelloni Gardens. A letting in the centre of the small town is ideal for quick access to the best restaurants and the most beautiful walks in Bellagio in a few minutes.
Holidays in Bellagio
Location and orientation
The small town of Bellagio is located in northern Italy, in the region of Lombardy. It is in the immediate vicinity of Côme, one of the centres of the Italian Renaissance, with a large number of prestigious buildings still in existence today. It is only a few minutes from the Swiss border and pretty villages of Swiss resorts such as Lugano. The nearest major Italian city is Milan, about two hours drive to the south. If you are driving to Bellagio from France, allow six hours of travel time from Lyon and five hours from Nice. It is not possible to take a direct flight to Bellagio, as the city does not have an airport. However, it is possible to book a flight ticket Paris - Milan or Paris - Lugano and then rent a car or finish your journey by shuttle. Another solution is to take the TGV Paris - Milan or Lyon - Milan. Once there, there is no need for a car if you stay in Bellagio, as the city is very small. However, it will be necessary to explore its surroundings.
Bellagio, a dream destination for nature lovers
Bellagio is nicknamed "the pearl of Lake Como". It is possible to rent all kinds of boats to set off on the waves but also to take advantage of shuttles to quickly find yourself on the other side of the lake. Some taxi companies even offer tourists trips on the lake in luxury boats or on old wooden ships. After admiring the village and Lake Como at your leisure, treat yourself to a hike or a bike ride in the mountains surrounding the city. The path leading to the Madonna del Ghisallo, a small chapel overlooking Lake Como, is one of the most popular. It is not for nothing that this road is part of the mythical "Tower of Lombardy".
Bellagio and its surroundings have been prized since ancient times by artists and celebrities. Today, it is Hollywood stars, especially Georges Clooney, who have made small towns on Lake Como their favourite destination.
Top 5 things to do
When you arrive in Bellagio, follow this pretty path that extends from Melzi House to the city's pier. Equipped with many shaded benches, it is the perfect place to have lunch or snack in front of the lake. There are also several cafés and restaurants serving traditional northern Italian cuisine.The gardens of the Melzi House
The interior of this opulent Bellagio residence is not open to the public, but its gardens are really worth a visit. They offer magical views of the lake. In autumn, when the foliage of the trees turns orange, the sight is unforgettable. You can also admire a wide selection of plants and flowers from the region.La Punta Spartivento
It is from this stone pier that you can admire the most beautiful view of the lake. Located just twenty minutes' walk from the centre of Bellagio, it allows you to get away from the crowds of tourists, often large in summer, to immerse yourself in the beauty of the landscape.The Basilica of San Giacomo
Although this religious building is small in size, it is admired for the beauty of the mosaics in its nave. Located in the heart of downtown, it is also a welcome haven of freshness when visiting Bellagio in summer.The Serbelloni House Park
Visiting these privately owned gardens allows you to enjoy some of the city's most beautiful views of Lake Como. However, it is better to be in good physical shape for this walk, as the garden is built on a steep slope.