Tuesday 8 September, Lombardy – Beautiful Bellagio on Lake Como has long been regarded as the “Pearl of Lake Como”.
The town has a long history that stretches back to the time of the Romans and has attracted, over many centuries, travellers who enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. It has some of the most characteristic buildings, villas, churches and waterfront promenades of all the northern Italian lakes. Bellagio provides excellent hotels and accommodation, small cobbled streets with steep staircases rising up into the hillside offering magnificent views of the picturesque Lake Como.
Bellagio has an abundance of choices of things to see and experience. There are magnificent villas such as Villa Melzi or Villa Carlotta with their beautifully manicured English style gardens where you can spend countless hours leisurely strolling through the garden terraces. There are many restaurants offering sumptuous meals or small cafe’s to enjoy an aperitiv or a coffee. The fantastic local homemade gelato stores that line many of the small streets are also very popular.
Although a popular tourist destination Bellagio is not saturated with discount souvenir stores. On the contrary it boasts many wonderful boutiques which sell artisan products such as scarves, silks, jewellery, leather goods, shoes, antiques and local produce. Travellers can also participate in active sports such as boating and swimming or simply just enjoy a peaceful and tranquil time sitting and reading by the lake.
Vita Italian Tours takes travellers to Bellagio on Lake Como for several days on the Northern Lakes & Dolomites Tour and enjoy some special surprises in this picturesque town.