“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
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!
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!
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.
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!
But do not forget to take time for a walk in Pescallo, La Punta Spartivento and the characteristic village of San Giovanni.
HAVE A GREAT TIME IN BELLAGIO!