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The Bernina Express experience

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“Life is a journey and those who travel live twice.” -Omar Khayyam

An adventure not to be missed!

A day trip to explore the Alps, along the highest railway in Europe (2253 m.s.l.m), Unesco heritage.

The Bernina Express tour offers panoramic views of spectacular landscapes
along the route from Tirano to St Moritz, between the glaciers and the peaks of the Alps.

Choose to experience this wonderful adventure with a personalized tour, a shared tour or a “do it yourself” tour.

DO IT YOURSELF!

Using this guide, you will discover how to reach Tirano to experience the unforgettable experience of the Bernina Express tour!

  • Ferry from Bellagio to Varenna (€ 4,60pp)
    (NB if you take the ferry at 6:15 am it will take 30 minutes to reach Varenna – the ferry stops first in Menaggio)
  • Walk from the pier of Varenna to the train station (10 min).
  • Get off the train at Tirano and take the Bernina Express
    We advise you to buy train tickets in advance: You can buy them online www.rhb.ch (approx. €28 second class or €50 first class ONE WAY ONLY)
    (Look for the Bernina Express station on the left side when you exit the regional train station)
  • Get off in St Moritz (2 hours and 15 minutes ride on the Bernina Express)
  • Visit St Moritz
  • Train from St Moritz (2 hours and 15 minutes journey on the Bernina Express)

INDICATIVE PRICE (TRANSPORT B.E. 2nd CLASS TICKETS): € 105.00 PER PERSON


SHARED TOURS

If you prefer a shared tour, choose from the many tours available!
Please note that there are no tours available starting from Bellagio, many, in fact, depart from Milan, be careful when you book!

We have found a great tour that includes the meeting with the guide in Varenna, take a look!

To reach Varenna all you have to do is take the ferry from Bellagio, check the timetable in the section HOW TO GET AROUND  dell’app Bellagio Agency or you can buy tickets online)

 

If, instead, you stay in Milan and still want to enjoy yourself a beautiful and unforgettable trip to the Alps, you will find lots of Bernina Express tours that start right from Milan, either by train or private bus.
Here you find tour from Milan offered by GetYourGuide and tours offered by musement

Do not forget to take one (or more) photos during this wonderful experience!
We love using DJI gimbal that we apply directly on the iPhone!


TAILOR MADE TOUR

If you want to forget about the stress of the schedules, the worry of losing yourself or getting stuck somewhere, our tailor-made tour of the Bernina Express is definitely the right one for you!

The only thing you need to worry about is taking the ferry around 8:00 from Bellagio to Varenna.
(Check the ferry schedules in the “how to get around” section of the Bellagio Agency app)

Our local guide, with his authorized minivan, will take you on a breathtaking tour of the lake and the mountains:
you will cross the Valtellina area surrounded by vineyards and apple trees in bloom, you can taste the typical products of this area from cheese to wine.

Once you arrive in Tirano our guide will help you in buying the Bernina Express ticket (approx € 28 second class or € 50 first class ONE WAY) and come with you to Bernina Express departure train station.

The magical journey between glaciers and mountains on the highest and most scenic railway in Europe (2253 m.s.l.m.) begins!

The guide will wait for you at the St Moritz station, together you will visit one of the most famous cities for its boutiques and (in winter) for its exclusive ski slopes.
This type of tour will allow you to choose, on the advice of your companion, what to visit, where to stop for lunch and will enrich you with cultural information of these wonderful places.

Back again on the minivan to cross the Maloja pass to slowly return to Varenna. You can choose with your guide to stop in other interesting places: the beautiful village of Chiavenna or the Abbey of Piona.

The return is scheduled at around 19:00 in Varenna.

We do not want to reveal too many details, the knowledge of this area by our guide will leave you surprised in the discovery of a wonderful culture, rich in history, traditions and good food!

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BEFORE LEAVING

REMEMBER TO BRING WITH YOU:

PASSPORT ( you will cross the Italian border and enter Switzerland)

COMFORTABLE SHOES

LIGHT JACKET

DISCOVER THE SHARE TOURS OF LAKE COMO!

BOAT TOURS
FOOD AND WINE TOURS
SPORT AND FREE TIME
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TIMETABLES
OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
HELICOPTER TOURS

Three days in Bellagio

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“Travel is never a question of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

You like walking? Are you a fan of water sports?
Are you a lover of culture and good food? Are you looking for some relaxation?

Lake Como is the right destination!

Using this guide you will find a list of THINGS TO DO in Bellagio and Lake Como!

The first day is, for most people, a day of relaxation.

After the trip it is necessary to recharge a little .. What’s better than starting walking around Bellagio?
Do not worry, you’re not wasting time if you do not have a destination, remember you’re on vacation and you have to take some time to relax!

A great way is certainly to walk through the main street “Via Garibaldi”
and for the typical “scalotte”, do not forget to stop and enjoy a coffee in one of the lakeside bars.

If instead you do not like to waste even a second of your time in Bellagio, we suggest you to download the free app Bellagio Agency to let you drive up to the beautiful gardens of Villa Melzi.
On the app you can find the prices of the entrance ticket, credit cards are not accepted, so bring cash with you!

Do not forget to take one (or more) photos of the brand new long lake of Bellagio!
We like to use the DJI gimbal that we apply directly to our Iphone!

Well! Now let yourself be enchanted by the magic of this botanical garden, in love with this magical place that has made artists, composers, writers and travelers fall in love since ancient times.

If you like to read and learn about the history of the places you visit, the book Itineraries of the nineteenth century of the ancient village of Bellagio and surroundings.

Bellagio – Lake front promenade

Lungo lago Bellagio
The gardens of Villa Melzi

To visit the garden entirely, including the Napoleonic museum and the chapel, you will need at least an hour!

Here you can relax, read a book, such as the book by Jane Lawless or, if you are a lover of photography, you will take a “million” of photos to this extraordinary botanical garden (elected “Most beautiful park” of Italy in 2016).

Time to return to prepare for the sunset: Bellagio offers wonderful, colorful and romantic sunsets!

Another MUST? The aperitif!
What does an Italian drink at aperitif? Simple: the aperol spritz! A fashion in vogue for some years now, that drink that with its orange color mixes with the colors of the sunset.

Dinner time … Where are you going?

Always better to book!
Use the app to find nearby restaurants and use the filter if by chance you want to eat a great pizza!

Do not forget to plan your second day in Bellagio!

You can choose to rely on experts for a bespoke experience, choose a group tour, or opt for do-it-yourself!

BESPOKE EXPERIENCES

Password RELAX! Leave the stress at home and let the “local experts” create a tailor-made day for you: walking tours, excursions on the mountains surrounding Lake Como, boat tours, wine tours or exclusive helicopter flights. Free your imagination!

SHARED TOURS

Use the Bellagio Agency app to find the theme-based tours or if you have tour operator preferences choose whether to use Viator, Get Your Guide, or Musement.

Here you can find beautiful experiences such as boat tours or kayaking, relaxing activities such as painting or cooking lessons or tours through history, gardens and good food!

DO-IT-YOURSELF

Surely visiting Lake Como by boat is an experience not to be missed!
You can buy a day pass for € 15 (approx.) Which allows you to “hop on and off” during the day in Varenna, Tremezzo, Lenno and Menaggio.
(Find all the info and timetables in the MOVING section of the free app Bellagio Agency)

If you like to wake up early, the advice is to “jump” on the  9:15 approx boat to Lenno so you can enjoy the visit to the wonderful Villa del Balbianello (closed to visit on Monday and Wednesday) Famous for films like Star Wars and James Bond Casino Royale , is one of FAI’s assets, thanks to its cultural and artistic richness.

A little ‘free time for the streets of Lenno, a bite to the flight, before embarking again, Tremezzo direction and Villa Carlotta.

Remember to keep up to date on the times of the villas and boats using the app!

Ice-cream break in Menaggio! So you’ll have time to walk through the streets of the historic center or enjoy a relaxing walk along the lakefront.

Time to come back? Not before having walked on the famous “love route” of one of the most characteristic villages of Lake Como: Varenna!
You’ll fall in love: these small houses perched that look all colored on the lake will “steal” a few shots!

Aperitif time is near! Choose to stay longer in Varenna, maybe even for a dinner!
The last ferry to Bellagio leaves around 11pm (check the timetables in the MOVING section of the Bellagio Agency app!
In spring / autumn and on Sundays the last ferry to Bellagio is around 9.00pm).

DOLCE E GABBANA ON LAKE COMO

The Dolce & Gabbana event has given Lake Como days of Italian  fashion wonders and worldwide beauties.

Lady hiking on Lake Como using a suunto watch

Last day of this 3 days in Bellagio, and here the choices are multiple:

DAY IN COMO: by boat or taxi for a day of shopping, history and tradition

EXCURSIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS with a guide or, in safety, with the DIY

BOAT RENTAL, CANOE OR WATER SPORTS use Bellagio Agency app to find the one closest to you!

BOAT TOURS
FOOD AND WINE TOURS
SPORT AND FREE TIME
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TIMETABLES
OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES
HELICOPTER TOURS

But do not forget to take time for a walk in Pescallo, La Punta Spartivento and the characteristic village of San Giovanni.

Use the app to find all the information so you do not miss anything on Bellagio!

HAVE A GREAT TIME IN BELLAGIO!

Events planning Lake Como

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“It always seems impossible until it’s done”

If you are a company or an association that would like to organize an event, large or small, in Bellagio or on Lake Como, choose the best!

Thanks to our knowledge of the area, we find the best solutions, taking care of every little detail of your event: before, during and after

Bellagio Agency organizes conferences, meetings and conventions, business dinners and retreats, gala dinners and fundraisers, seminars, luxury events, fashion shows and music, inaugurations, product launches … “It always seems impossible until it’s done”

Make your friends, family or colleagues fell in love with Lake Como:
nature, elegance and good Italian food.

Let us organize everything to you, you only have to tell us your preferences, your dreams and your ideas for this moment of celebration: we think of everything else!

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Together we will choose the best location: by the lake, on the mountains, with spectacular views or in a unique environment.

You can decide to enrich your event with Italian and international music
(Classical, Opera, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Rock, Disco, etc. …)
artistic entertainment, decorations and much more.

Golf players playing on a Lake Como golf club

And why not organize some activities?

On a golf course, a guided mountain hike, a boat tour, a cooking lesson …

Choose to do something different, which can surprise and entertain you and your friends or family!

Relive every time you want these moments thanks to the creation of a photo shoot or the creation of a video, take a look!

event safety equipment

Forget about the stress!
Living on site we will take care of all the logistics problems.

We think that the life of each of us can always be improved.
To do this you need commitment and professionalism and above all love and passion.
This is what makes us the excellence to create your unforgettable event on Lake Como.
Get ready to live a life experience, personal and professional, to remember forever.

Bellagio Concierge Service

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“We do not remember days, we remember moments”

Have you decided to go on holiday on Lake Como?
Would you like to know exactly what is the best way to enjoy “everything”?

Rely on an expert to fully enjoy your experience: Bellagio Agency!

… Let yourself be transported!

Forget the stress of having to communicate directly with suppliers: prepare yourself to be greeted by a driver when you arrive, a person who will guide you on the magical journey to your destination!

Choose to reach Bellagio by car or by helicopter!

… Your home away from home!

Tell us who you are, what you like and what are the essential elements for your ideal accommodation: we will find the villa, the hotel, the apartment or the residence that best suits your preferences!

Click here to receive more information on accommodations 

…. Give yourself a unique and unforgettable emotion!

Choose to be different: we can create an experience on the type of boat you prefer, enriched with small details to make your moment unique: a tour with your family, a special moment with your sweetheart or the celebration for your moment important!

Whether you are looking for a private event or a company retreat: read more here!

… Choose to live a different and exciting experience!

Whether you are a lover of water sports, two wheels or, why not, flight we can help you live these unique moments in one of the most beautiful and scenic places in the world!

Golf courses, bike tours, paragliding, kayak, hiking…

…Create your own unforgettable experience!

The secret is “being happy in your heart”.

All people should be happy to get “the best” from their life.
We help you to make the best experiences on Lake Como to spend incredible moments for unforgettable memories that will change your thoughts … and therefore your life.

We live on the spot, we know very well the whole area, we recommend what may be best for you “to do” during your visit on Lake Como.

BE HAPPY NOW!

Heading to Bellagio?

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Three ways to reach Bellagio without getting lost and stressed!

An insider’s guide to getting to Bellagio, including driving to the Lake region, as well as recommendations for car hire and local bus/boat services.

PRIVATE TRANSFER

from/to train stations, airports, cities, hotels

Would you like to travel in total comfort, without any stress with professional drivers?
Contact us for a free quote for transfers by sedan, station wagon, minivan, van, bus.
You can also transport bikes with or without case…
…Be Transported!
Prices starting from 90,00 Euro for transfers from Como to Bellagio or 160,00 Euro from Milan to Bellagio.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

If you feel comfortable with Italian public transportation you can just follow these following steps,
you will find also some useful link to buy tickets or to find the timetables!

 FROM MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORT 

Option 1     
Catch a train to Milan Central Station – Change train to Varenna – Esino  (you can buy your tickets or check the timetable here)
and from Varenna catch a boat to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find Lake Como boats timetable – you can buy tickets online)
Approx. price per person: Euro 19,70 for trains and Euro 4,60 for the ferry

Option 2

Catch a train to Saronno train station-  Change train to Como San Giovanni  train station (you can buy your tickets or check the timetable here)
Catch a fast boat (1 h) or a slow boat (2 h) to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find boats timetable – you can buy tickets online)
Catch the C30 bus (1 h) to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find Lake Como bus timetable – you can’t buy bus tickets online)
Approx. price per person: Euro 12,00 for trains and Euro 14,00 for the ferry

 FROM MILAN LINATE AIRPORT 

Option 1 
Catch a bus to Milan Central Station (you can check the timetable here)
Catch a train to to Varenna – Esino  (you can buy your tickets or check the timetable here)
and from Varenna catch a boat to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find Lake Como boats timetable -you can buy tickets online)
Approx. price per person: Euro 12,00 for bus+train and Euro 4,60 for the ferry

Option 2
Catch a bus to Milan Central Station (you can check the timetable here)
Catch a train to Como San Giovanni  (you can buy your tickets or check the timetable here)
Catch a fast boat (1 hour) or a slow boat (2 hours) to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find boats timetable – you can buy tickets online)
Catch the C30 bus (1 hour) to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find Lake Como bus timetable – you can’t buy bus tickets online)
Approx. price per person: Euro 15,00 for bus/trains and Euro 14,00 for the ferry

  FROM BERGAMO AIRPORT 

Option 1 
Catch a bus to Bergamo train Station (you can check the timetable here)
Catch a train to to Lecco – Change train to Varenna – Esino  (you can buy your tickets or check the timetable here)
and from Varenna catch a boat to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find Lake Como boats timetable – you can buy tickets online)
Approx. price per person: Euro 10,00 for bus+train and Euro 4,60 for the ferry

Option 2
Catch a bus to Bergamo train Station (you can check the timetable here)
Catch a train to Lecco (you can buy your tickets or check the timetable here)
Catch the bus (1 hour) to Bellagio (use the free app Bellagio Agency to find Lake Como bus timetable – you can’t buy bus tickets online)
Approx. price per person: Euro 15,00 for bus/trains

 RENT A CAR 

Experience the thrill of driving on the scenic roads of Lake Como,
do not forget to download the free app Bellagio Agency to find parking in Bellagio!

Have a great time in Bellagio!

 

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Bellagio App

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Hey! Bellagio Agency App was born!

Get it from Apple Store, Play Store, Kindle, Windows Store.

This private App has been developed by Italian Holidays srl – Bellagio Agency based in the center (Salita Plinio 1)
with the aim of promoting itself and the territory (Bellagio and nearby) thus helping tourists, tour operators, people who live there and anyone who needs it, to access this information, in an easy and fast way so as to be able to obtain an easy, unique and unforgettable experience.

In the same way, we try to make it easier and faster for those who have a business in the area to be found and increase their business.
The information is a mix between our knowledge of the territory, the information disclosed by the same companies, bodies, associations, etc. which are present within the App and the information from Wikipedia and other portals on the web. They will be constantly implemented, monitored and improved in order to make them always current and easy to understand.

Easily find restaurants, bars, ferries, boats, buses, parking lots, supermarkets, villas, apartments, hotels, tours, etc., accessing all available information in a moment and reaching each place in one click using geolocation and maps.   Give your contribution by helping us to add or change places and information, to make the service as complete as possible, share and write reviews of the places you have visited.

We invite anyone who intends to enter his business on this App or to modify the information already present, to contact us to receive all the necessary information about that.

Thanks for your attention and … have fun!

All you need to know during your stay in Bellagio
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