10 Things To Do In Bellagio Italy For A Luxurious Trip
This tiny village on Lake Como needs no introduction, but allow me to do so anyway. Set out on a promontory overlooking Lake Como — one of Italy’s most luxe lakes — is this cobblestoned village visitors love. Give yourself a few hours to shop at the local boutiques, wander the maze of streets, experience the gardens and have a leisurely meal. For the ultimate luxury, head here on a private boat trip, which I can help make happen for you.
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Things to do in Bellagio, Italy
Welcome to Bellagio, the jewel of Lake Como, where opulence, elegance and natural beauty come together to create a dreamlike destination for luxury travelers. This guide offers a curated selection of experiences for those seeking a truly extraordinary sojourn.
From enchanting garden visits and exclusive villa tours to immersive cooking classes, exploration of historic sites and indulgent shopping sprees, Bellagio promises to captivate your senses and create cherished memories of your luxurious Italian getaway. Additionally, we have handpicked three exquisite luxury hotels that offer the utmost comfort, sophistication and personalized service. Let's embark on this unforgettable journey to Bellagio, where every moment is an indulgence in the art of luxury travel.
Garden Visits: Embracing the Natural Beauty
Bellagio is renowned for its picturesque gardens, where lush greenery, colorful blooms and breathtaking views combine to create an oasis of tranquility.
Villa Melzi Gardens: Set along the lakefront, Villa Melzi Gardens is a botanical marvel. Stroll through the sculpted pathways, admire exotic plants and take in the panoramic vistas of Lake Como.
Exclusive Villa Tours: Living the Italian Dolce Vita
Immerse yourself in the refined elegance of the region with exclusive tours of historic villas.
Villa Serbelloni: Discover the opulence of Villa Serbelloni with a private guided tour of its lavishly adorned rooms, lush gardens and spectacular views of Lake Como.
Immersive Cooking Classes: Savory Delights of Bellagio
Delight your taste buds with hands-on cooking classes that reveal the secrets of Italian cuisine.
Learn the art of pasta-making and traditional Italian dishes with expert chefs in a private cooking class. Or engage in a culinary adventure, sourcing fresh local ingredients and creating regional delicacies under the guidance of passionate cooks.
Walk The Village
Bellagio's rich history is reflected in its captivating landmarks and historical sites. Stroll through the elegant town, where charming cafés, boutiques and gelaterias await.
Visit A Local Church
Visit the historic Basilica di San Giacomo, a Romanesque church dating to the 12th century, featuring impressive artworks and frescoes.
Shopping in Bellagio
For luxury travelers seeking exclusive shopping experiences, Bellagio offers a selection of high-end boutiques and artisanal shops.
Boutique del Vino: Discover a refined selection of Italian wines at Boutique del Vino, a haven for oenophiles seeking rare and exceptional bottles.
La Bottega del Sarto: Indulge in tailor-made Italian fashion at La Bottega del Sarto, where skilled artisans create custom clothing with exquisite fabrics and attention to detail.
Silk Como: Explore the Silk Como boutique, known for its luxurious silk accessories and scarves, handcrafted using traditional techniques.
Luxury Hotels in Bellagio
If you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Bellagio, the classic choice is the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. Situated in a prime location overlooking the lake, this historic hotel boasts sumptuous rooms, Michelin-starred dining, and stunning views.
Embrace the allure of Bellagio, where every moment celebrates the Italian dolce vita.
Need to Know
Looking for more travel inspo? Check out Fora Travel Advisor Jess Gervickas' guide, A Romantic Getaway to Lake Como.
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