Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy

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Romantic Vacations in Bellagio on Lake Como Italy

Bellagio Italy is a stunningly beautiful village on Lake Como and a wonderful place for romantic vacations.


If you are not staying in Bellagio, plan to come early in the morning and spend a full day.

There are so many things to see and do and you would also want to take time and relax and dine in this lovely setting. While you walk around on the cobblestone and streets and winding pathways, you will discover the unique shops, restaurants, and boutiques.

In and around Bellagio are many hiking trails and bike paths which you may want to explore. One of the famous hiking trails is located on the property of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. The promenade along Lake Como is also wonderful and at the end of it is the lovely Villa Melzi.

I had heard about this town many times and placed it on my list of vacation ideas, but when I actually visited Bellagio, it exceeded my expectations.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio - View of the Ferry Docks
The Ferry and Hydrofoil Pier at Bellagio

It’s no wonder that Bellagio is often called the pearl of Lake Como.

Bellagio Italy sits on the tip of a peninsula separating the lake’s two arms of an upside down Y-shaped lake.

Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Mountain Vista
The Mountain Vista at Bellagio Italy

From here you can see the Alps across the lake to the north.

The foothills of the Alps surround the region of Lake Como.

Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Foothills of the Alps
The Beautiful Views in Bellagio Italy for Your Romantic Vacations

The sub tropical climate provides the perfect environment for the luxurious trees and flowers with the average temperature during winter never dipping below 6-7 C°, and summer temperatures usually staying around 25-30 C°, moderated during the afternoon by the breva, the gentle breeze of Lake Como.

Top Picks of What to See and Do In and Around Bellagio for Romantic Vacations


You can plan many day trips with the ferries and hydrofoils or boat tours.

Water Sports and Train Tours

There are several options for water sports and a train tour, which are available during the summer season.

Walking Tours

Bellagio is a great place for walking tours as many paths take you along the lake, the romantic promenade and over the hills to charming hamlets and picturesque viewpoints of the lake.

Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Promenade
Promenade Along Lake Como in Bellagio Italy

In the evening, Bellagio turns into a haven for lovers, and passion is felt everywhere under the moonlit sky.

Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Promenade at the Pier
Sunny Harbourfront at Bellagio Italy on Lake Como
Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Lakeside Restorante
Gorgeous Restaurant Patio in Bellagio on Lake Como for Your Romantic Vacations
Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Lakeside Resort
Bellagio Italy has Many Wonderful Resorts
Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Harbourview
Lush Vegetation in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Hotel Suisse
Walk Around Bellagio Italy and You Find Great Places for Rest and Relaxation

Events and Festivals

Bellagio Italyis a splendid choice for romantic vacations.

There are many international musical events and festivals held in the local churches in Bellagio.

Museum of Navigational Instruments

Museum of Navigational Instruments – This is a 25 minute walk from Bellagio to the hamlet of San Giovanni and can be reached either on foot, public boat, or on the tourist train during the summer. Plan a morning trip as the museum is open daily and mornings only.

Shopping in Bellagio Italy

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Boutiques
Bellagio Italy is a Shopping Haven
Romantic Vacations Shopping at Bellagio Italy Boutiques
The Main Town Square in Bellagio Italy Down by Lake Como
Romantic Vacations Fun Shopping in Bellagio Italy
Shop, Take a Break at a Wine Bar and Shop Again in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations Bellagio Italy Lake Como Shopping
Beautiful Shops in Bellagio Italy on Lake Como

Basilica di San Giacomo

Basilica di San Giacomo was built between 1075 and 1125 and is located at the top of the Bellagio historic center.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Basilca di San Giacomo
The Basilica di San Giacomo in Bellagio Italy – Note the Great Patio Restaurant

The church is Lombard Romanesque style and houses mosaics, a 12th century cross, and a 15th century triptych.

As you can see, the church is surrounded by lovely classic Bellagio homes and restaurants.

Romantic Restaurants and Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Lakeside Restaurant Under the Trees
Fabulous Terrace Restaurant at Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

In Bellagio Italy there is no shortage of outdoor restaurant patios and terraces. Just walk around and select a delightful spot.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio and Vacation Ideas  at Villa Serbelloni's Terrace Restaurant
View of Lake Como Italyfrom the Villa Serbelloni Garden Terrace

You can pick and choose different patios for every day of your vacation.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Garden Terrace
Romantic Dining Terrace Under the Trees in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Garden Terrace
Grand Architecture for a Wonderful Dining Experience in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy at the Hotel Florence
Hotel Florence is Conveniently Located Near the Lakeside in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations and Restaurants in Bellagio Italy
Discover Charming Ristorante on the Cobblestone Paths and Walkways in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Rooftop Terrace
A Splendid Patio in Bellagio for Your Romantic Vacations

Architecture in Bellagio Italy

Like everything else in Bellagio and on Lake Como, the architecture is stunning and surpasses your expectations.

If you love art, architecture and art history, come expecting to satisfy your senses with intrigue and adventure.

Romantic Vacations iin Bellagio Italy Walkways and Architecture
Stroll Around and Explore the Unique Passageways in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Cacti
A Lovely Home on a Side Street in Upper Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Walkways and Passageways
Old World Charm with New World Conveniences in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Ancient Passageway
A Taste of Antiquity in Bellagio Italy
Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Old World Charm
A Bed Breakfast in Bellagio Italy with Great Architectural Details

Famous Villas in Bellagio Italy

Villa Melzi

Villa Melzi, located at the south end of Bellagio was built around 1808 and has a park with sculptures and a garden known for beautiful azaleas and rhododendrons.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy at Villa Melzi
The Stunning Villa Melzi on Lake Como

The villa is open from the end of March to the beginning of November and the admission includes the museum and neo-classical chapel.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy the Terrace at Villa Melzi
View of Lake Como from the Terrace of Villa Melzi in Bellagio Italy

For your romantic vacations in Bellagio, take the time to wander around Villa Melzi and its English style gardens with its grand monuments, artefacts, precious Egyptian statues, luxurious trees, rare exotic plants, hedges of camellias and azaleas, giant rhododendrons, neoclassic glass house and the chapel.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy in the Villa Melzi Gardens
The Chapel at Villa Melzi

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni and Villa Serbelloni Park

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni and Villa Serbelloni Park, located to the left of the ferry docks has 18th century English gardens and great views of the lake.

The park is open from April to early November.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Choose the Stunning Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni for Your Romantic Vacations

The Villa Serbelloni is home to The Rockefeller Foundation which is a prominent philanthropic organization.

Romantic Vacatios in Bellagio Italy Villa Serbelloni Vacation Ideas
A Lovely Lounge in the Vill Serbelloni in Bellagio Italy

Its central historical mission is “to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world.”

This is a wonderful venue for influential artists, scholars, scientists, writers, policymakers and other professionals from around the world to gather together and exchange ideas of their work for a greater cause.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio at Villa Serbelloni
Romantic Art and Architecture at Villa Serbelloni for Your Romantic Vacations
Romantic Vacations in Bellagion Italy Stunning Architecture at Villa Serbelloni
The Grand Entrance at the 5 Star Grand Hotel Vill Serbelloni

The setting of Villa Serbelloni is magical and the views of this villa and vistas surrounding it are majestic and magnificent for romantic vacations.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy on the Villa Serbelloni Terrace
The Spectacular Terrace of Vill Serbelloni in Bellagio Italy on Lake Como

As I mentioned in my article about Lake Como Italy, consider dining in Villa Serbelloni’s Michelin-starred restaurant, one of the best-respected in Europe or enjoy the meal on their terrace.

Romantic Vacations in Bellagio Italy on the Terrace Restaurant at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
That’s Me Enjoying a Spectacular Lunch at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio Italy


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