Also known as "the Pearl of Lake Como" because of its central location between the two branches of the lake, Bellagio is a town of few more than three thousand inhabitants, and it's among the most beautiful and romantic places of Northern Italy.This delightful town is blessed with a mild climate reminiscent of that of the Ligurian coast, allowing you to practice many sports such as horse riding, windsurfing, waterskiing or even to take on sailing and paragliding lessons. From here, many unforgettable trails or trekking tours start, that will allow you to discover magnificent views and enchanting landscapes. If you prefer to relax and dive into the lake, the best place is the Lido di Bellagio, where there's a beach with umbrellas and sun beds.Visit the old "Borgo" with its mysterious alleys and characteristic stone-paved stairways and colorful shops. Take a stroll along the lakeside and meet the magnificent Villa Melzi D'Eril, built in 1808 for the Duke Francesco Melzi D'Eril and now owned by Count Gallarati Scotti. The park of the superb neoclassical villa is open to visitors from late March to early November.
On the way back to the town, you'll admire the beauty of the lake, which stretches to Villa Serbelloni. At Punta Spartivento, the far end of the Bellagio, the two branches of Lake Como split. If you take a walk or a ferry ride you can admire other villas from the outside, such as Villa Giulia, Villa Trotti or Villa Trivulzio-Gerli.