Bellagio: Things to Do
With century-old buildings and cobble stone lanes, Bellagio, a chic town located on Lake Como, is a picturesque destination.
Take a Historical Walking Tour
Walking tours are a wonderful way to experience the history of Bellagio. Self-guided tours are easy with a free historical walking tour leaflet (available in several languages) from the Tourist Office. A basic self-guided tour takes about an hour. You’ll see the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Punta Spartivento, Basilica of San Giacomo, Via Garibaldi, The ‘Salita Serbelloni‘, Town Hall, St. George’s Chapel, Villa Gothica, and Hotel Metropole. For a more in-depth look at the city, book a tour with a local guided tour. Many of these tours also cover the suburbs of Bellagio. If you don’t feel like walking, try the Trombetta Express – Bellagio Touist Train. It starts near the ferry and runs continuously all day, stopping at various points along the way. You can buy tickets on board.
Learn to Cook a Traditional Italian Meal
A unique way to experience the culture of Bellagio is to book an Italian cooking class. You go shopping with your instructor and return to the kitchen to learn how to make an entire meal. Sample a variety of ingredients as you cook, and have a wonderful lunch when you’re finished.
Explore the Village
The Village of Bellagio is lovely with its cobble lanes running from the hill to the waterfront. There are shops, cafes, restaurants, and hotels on the tiny lanes, and around the main plaza. The walk around the whole village takes about an hour if you don’t stop and shop. Be careful though, the cobblestones can be difficult to walk.
Other places to see include the 11th century Torre delle Arti Bellagio, Villa Melzi or take a walk along the beach promenade and see the colorful buildings along the way.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Bellagio.