Bellagio Holidays

A spectacular position on the promontory

Book your Italian Lakes holiday in Bellagio and fall in love with this charming resort’s natural beauty. A world famous resort for many years, it occupies a spectacular position at the fork that divides the southern half of Lake Como into two. The busiest village of the lake, Bellagio is known as 'The Pearl of Lake Lario'. Enjoy its lovely views, coffee shops and eateries. Explore its old churches, villas and parks; Villa Serbelloni, Villa Melzi, the 12th century basilica of San Giacomo and the Romanesque churches of San Giorgio and San Martino. Our hotels in Bellagio give you a great choice of accommodation.

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Villa del Balbianello | 14 Sept 2018
  • from£809pp
  • 64 rooms
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Hotel Belvedere is one of Lake Como's best hotels. It's got fantastic lake views from it's location just above Bellagio. Head for the pool or gardens to enjoy them or upgrade to a lake view room and you'll get to wake up to them every day. The staff are very welcoming here and the whole place feels really comfortable and a little bit luxurious.

  • from£574pp
  • 53 rooms
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This hotel couldn't be in a better location. It's on Bellagio's lakefront promenade so you'll be close to the ferry port and surrounded by the town's shops, bars and restaurants. The décor is classic Italian with some old-world elegance. There's a pool out back and some gardens for when you want to relax.

  • from£619pp
  • 42 rooms
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A landmark of the Bellagio shoreline since 1890, the Hotel Metropole offers warm, Italian hospitality, a central location and amazing views from the rooftop sun terrace, the perfect place to relax in the warm sunshine.

 

  • 40 rooms
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Nestled in a quaint piazza off the centre of Bellagio, Hotel Du Lac is a superb base from which you can explore the local and surrounding areas whilst enjoying the wonderful hospitality of the Leoni family. 

Useful Information
Information about Bellagio
Resort Code ITBE
Languages spoken Italian
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Wednesday/Saturday
Milan Gatwick
Heathrow
Luton
Cambridge
Birmingham
Manchester
Edinburgh
Nil/£19
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£19
£49/£69
£89/£59
£39/£69

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

St. Moritz & the Bernina Express (full day)

Leave Lake Como and travel by coach into the majestic Val Valtellina, stopping for coffee in the small town of Tirano, before boarding the magnificent Bernina Express. This spectacular journey then travels past glaciers and over dramatic gorges before arriving in St. Moritz. You’ll have some free time to explore and enjoy a spot of lunch (payable locally) in this picturesque town. The return to Lake Como by coach is just as scenic and follows the road through the Maloja pass, stopping in the historic town of Chiavenna where you’ll find cobbled streets and local boutiques.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays from mid May to mid September

Price: £57pp. Guests are required to make their own way to Cadenabbia and ferry tickets are payable locally.

Milan (full day)

Enjoy a full day excursion visiting the fashion capital of Italy. An expert guide with show you Milan’s highlights starting with Sforzesco Castle, which was once considered one of Europe’s greatest fortresses. Your excursions continues by coach where you’ll enjoy a full commentary by your guide as you drive around the city. Once you reach La Scala, Milan’s famous opera house, you’ll continue by foot through the historic centre to see the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – the world’s first shopping mall! The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore and maybe do a spot of shopping.

Departs: Tuesdays from mid May to mid September

Price: £52pp. Guests are required to make their own way to Cadenabbia and ferry tickets are payable locally.

Lake Orta & Stresa

Lake Orta is one of Italy’s prettiest lakes and oozes romance. It’s picturesque cobbled streets are too narrow for cars, which makes it a pleasure to wander around as you discover local shops, charming cafes and lovely lake views. When you’ve had enough time to explore, the tour continues to Lake Maggiore and the lakefront resort of Stresa. A private boat will take you across the lake to the Borromean Islands where you can visit the botanical gardens of Isola Bella.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid September

Price: £57pp. Guests are required to make their own way to Cadenabbia and ferry tickets are payable locally. Entrance fee to Isola Bella is payable locally.

Villa Balbienello (half day)

No visit to Lake Como would be complete without seeing it’s most beautiful villas and spectacular gardens. Built at the end of the 18th century, the villa now belongs to the FIA, Italy’s version of the National Trust. Wander through the villa and admire exquisitely-furnished interiors and a vast art collection. The manicured gardens are a delight to walk through and you can enjoy stunning lake views from many spots in the garden.

Departs: Sundays from mid May to mid September

Price: £48. Guests are required to make their own way to Cadenabbia and ferry tickets are payable locally.

Piona Abbey & Wine Tasting (approx. 6 hours)

The impressive Piona Abbey sits at the peninsula of Olgiasca and enjoys fantastic views over the lake. Spend some time enjoying these and the lovely, peaceful atmosphere of the Abbey, which is still inhabited by Cistercian Monks. In the afternoon you’ll a tasting of two local wines in a historic wine cellar.

Departs: Thursday from mid May to mid September

Price: £50pp. Guests are required to make their own way to Cadenabbia and ferry tickets are payable locally.

Como & Lake Lugano (full day)

Start your day in the charming town of Como where you can admire its lakefront piazza and stunning cathedral. Continue by coach to Lugano, one of Switzerland's most elegant towns. Visit the wonderful Via Nassa and the square of Riforma with their striking buildings and exclusive shops or choose to spend time in the town's pretty park.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid September

Price: £55pp. Guests are required to make their own way to Cadenabbia and ferry tickets are payable locally.

Bergamo (full day)

Bergamo has been described as the open air museum in the world. Birthpace of opera writer Gaetano Donizetti, this small city is brimming with history. Medieval towers look out over cobbled streets and charming piazzas, and there are wonderful views at every turn. You’ll begin your day here with some free time to explore before meeting an expert city guide for an interesting walking tour of Bergamo.

Departs: Thursdays from May to October

Price: €60pp. Please note that this excursion is only bookable locally in resort (subject to minimum numbers). Guests are required to make their own way to Menaggio and ferry tickets are payable locally.

 

Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for our suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.

Resort Combination

RESORT COMBINATIONS

Combine your stay on Lake Como with our mountain resort of Champoluc, set in the heart of the Italian Monte Rosa Mountains.

You can combine Bellagio with any resort on Lake Maggiore. Fly to Bergamo and combine Bellagio with Lake Iseo, or with some resorts on Lake Garda such as Gardone Riviera.

 

Things To Do

A summer holiday in Bellagio lets you discover the charm and glamour of the delightful Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni. Regular lake ferries and hydrofoils call here, so it's easy to visit the many other interesting and attractions and villages dotted along the Lake Como's scenic shores - for instance, Villa Carlotta, just across the lake at Cadenabbia, which gives vivid glimpses into an elegant past. And walkers can enjoy the Inghams Guided Wanderwalk around local hamlets and other sights of interest.

  • Use the ferries to explore the lake
  • 18 hole golf course at Menaggio
  • Hiking around Monte Grona (above Menaggio)
  • Mountain biking trails around the lake
  • Trips to well-known Villas of Balbianello (Lenno), Carlotta (Tremezzo) and Monastero (Varenna)
  • Como Town - 30 minutes away by hydrofoil
Walking

In Bellagio, Villas Melzi and Serbelloni can be visited; entrance is around €8.50 (reductions for over 65’s). Even today, these villas retain their glamour.

The Hamlets and Eastern Side of Bellagio | Moderate | Approx 3 hrs

This itinerary will enable you see more of some of Bellagio’s little hamlets scattered on the eastern side of the promontory before climbing the hill about a mile away from ‘Borgo’, the town centre of Bellagio. The walk passes Santa Maria Annunciata in Breno Church and continues to San Vito, the church of San Martino and San Carlo Borromeo, passing some historical and interesting sites on the way.

 

Good to know

  • Buy a 6 day central lake ferry pass to make unlimited journeys to explore other towns during your stay
  • Take a gentle stroll to the tranquil fishing village of Pescallo to escape the hustle and bustle of Bellagio 
  • If you tackle the 4km climb to the cycling museum above Bellagio by bike you get free entry! The museum is dedicated to the Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists
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