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Where in the world: Europe  /  Italy  /  Lombardy  /  Lake Como  /  Bellagio

Top 15 things to do in Bellagio

1. I Giardini di Villa Melzi

A strip of gardens that line the lakeshore on the Bellagio peninsula, I Giardini di Villa Melzi is a manicured landscape that was once the playground of Francesco Melzi d'Eril, duke of Lodi and the vice president of the Italian Republic in the early 19th century. The Neoclassical villa and chapel set off the colors of the garden. A greenhouse, called the orangery, is home to a collection of artifacts from the Napoleonic period and other rare archaeological finds. On the other side of the grounds, bamboo surrounds a chapel to create a place quiet meditation.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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2. Kayaking & Canoeing

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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3. Villa Carlotta, Tremezzina

Visit Villa Carlotta, built in 1690, to see a decorated house and botanical garden filled with fine art. Admire views of Lake Como as you wander through the garden among camellias, century-old cedars, a rock garden, rhododendrons, and a bamboo garden. Discover 19th-century sculptures, including pieces by Canova and Thorvaldsen. On the villa's first floor, see Hayez's "The Last Kiss of Romeo and Juliet" painting--one the collection's masterpieces. Princess Marianne of the Netherlands bought this villa for her daughter in the mid-18th century, and the second floor features furniture, pictures, and decorations from that period. The ancient greenhouse is now a cafe. Pick up an audio guides, or ask about guided tours.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
Tours from $98 › Learn more about Villa Carlotta

4. Lake Como, Bellagio with private boat cruise included

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Discover the magic of Lake Como with guided day trips from Milan, choosing the option that suits you best:Lake Como, Bellagio & Varenna opt.Discover the sights of Como and enjoy a private boat cruise in the center of the lake, during this excursion by bus from Milan. Visit the charming villages of Bellagio and Varenna.Lake Como Sunset tour opt.Discover the monuments of Como city and enjoy a private boat cruise in the center of the lake, during this excursion by bus from Milan.Ride the funicular railway to Brunate, which overlooks Como and take amazing photos during sunset.Last but not least, take advantage of the free time to have an aperitif in this magical atmosphere.Lake Como & Bernina Express opt.Enjoy the quite waters of Como Lake with a morning cruise on a private boat and discover the beauty of the Alps riding on board of Bernina Red train, on this full day trip by bus from Milan.Please note that the itinerary is subject to change to guarantee the best experience.
Suggested duration: 11 hours
Tours from $94 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. La Punta Spartivento

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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6. Villa del Balbianello, Tremezzina

The queen of Lake Como, Villa del Balbianello rests on the tip of a small wooded peninsula and is celebrated for its elaborate terraced gardens. The villa was built in 1787 on the site of a Franciscan monastery. By the time wealthy American businessman Butler Ames purchased the property in the early 20th century, the villa had fallen into a state of neglect. Ames renovated the estate extensively, making vast improvements to the already impressive gardens. In 1974 the property was sold to Guido Monzino, the leader of the first Italian expedition to Mount Everest, who filled the villa with a rich collection of fine art and artifacts acquired on his expeditions. After paying the entry fee, you can walk freely through the gardens and enjoy the sweeping views of the lake. Guided tours of the interior are available at additional cost.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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7. Parco di Villa Serbelloni

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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8. Lake Como Highlights - Villa Balbianello & Bellagio exclusive full-day tour

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We will meet the travellers in front of the ferry boat ticket office /BIGLIETTERIA at 10:30 am. From Como we will take the fast boat/hydrofoil to Lenno, where Villa Balbianello is located (30 min). This villa and its gardens were the setting place for Star Wars and James Bond Casino Royal. Experience peace and immense beauty of nature. This instagramable spot will give you unforgettable memories!From Lenno we will have a 20 min. boat trip to Bellagio, where we will do a pleasant walking tour. We will return with the slow boat (2 h), to have a chance to show you the most beautiful villas on the lake.This is an exclusive tour with max 6 participants (in case of a single booking more than six persons are allowed).
Suggested duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Tours from $241 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Basilica di San Giacomo

Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Tours from $202 › Learn more about Basilica di San Giacomo

10. Azalea - Silk of Como

Azalea - Silk of Como offers pure silk shawls, scarves, ties, and accessories. Each item sold here can be a great gift for someone at home--take a little time to find a perfect present for someone you love, or a quality, wearable souvenir to add to your closet.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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11. Profumeria Bellagio

Packed with perfumes, cosmetics, and other beauty items, Profumeria Bellagio attracts customers with its huge stock and friendly service. Favored by fragrance collectors, the shop offers a selection of rare scents packaged in attractive gift boxes. Look for designer perfumes, luxury skincare products, and reasonably priced hair treatments. Check the website for payment options and ongoing special deals.
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
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12. Lake Como Private Boat Tour

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A private boat tour on Lake Como is the real amazing way to enjoy the beauty of the lake and be able to see the best scenarios, that you would not be able to see from a ferry or by car.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
Tours from $711 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

13. Enoteca Principessa

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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14. Bellagioseta

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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15. Villa Balbianello and Flavors of Lake Como Walking and Boating Full-Day Tour

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Explore Lake Como by land and water on this full-day walking and boating tour, with a visit to the gardens of Villa Melzi and Villa del Balbianello. Sample local cheeses, meats, olive oil, and wine, take a walking tour of Varenna and gain insight into the region’s Celtic heritage. Savor a tasty lunch of fish appetizers and pasta in a local restaurant, then admire sweeping views over Lake Como’s villas and gardens during a sightseeing cruise in a Venetian taxi. Disembark at Villa del Balbianello to take pics and enjoy the view, then cruise onwards to Bellagio, where you shall be guided through the wonderful Villa Melzi gardens, followed by a stroll along the lakeside.
Suggested duration: 7 hours
Tours from $442 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

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