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About Bellagio

Beautiful, glamorous Bellagio sits at the peak of the inverted ‘Y’ of Lake Como, the perfect destination for exploring the lake and admiring its pristine views. But the town itself is a popular attraction, it’s one of the prettiest and most famous on the lake, and some of the best places to stay in Bellagio are also some of the grandest places to stay on Lake Como.

So famous that it can be a bit busy by the quay, but you can still escape the crowds and find great hotels in Bellagio, if you venture upwards along streets which seem to be all steps, towards the town’s green shutters and red roofs and traditional old appeal. Beyond that you’ll find the colourful rhododendron groves and the Villa Serbelloni where Napoleon once stayed.

What Not To Miss

  • The spectacular architecture at I Giardini di Villa Melzi with its sensational views over the lake. The gardens are also one of the main attractions here with a wonderful assortment of plants and trees.
  • For something a bit different visit Madonna del Ghisallo - a well-kept chapel and museum dedicated to cycling with various historic cycling pieces inside - a must for cycling fans!
  • Or for impressive views across Lake Como and onto the Swiss Alps visit La Punta Spartivento for a delightful meal with a view.
  • For a different perspective of the stunning area, rent a boat to explore the lake and enjoy some tranquil time on the water.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Bellagio allow visitors to really relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings.

The best places to stay in Bellagio

For lake side location

  • The Hotel Florence is a stunning hotel with design mimicking its Florentine namesake. It has just 27 lovely rooms and sumptuous suites, some with private balconies or shared terrace and spectacular views - of course! There’s also a gourmet restaurant and a small spa.

For foodies

  • Bellagio’s opulent Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is an elegant grand dame, with all the trappings of old fashioned luxury. Think doric columns, beautiful antiques, frescoed ceilings, grand sun terraces, spectacular lake views - of course - and a Michelin starred restaurant. They also have a private boat.

For stunning views

  • From its elevated position the Belvedere enjoys panoramic views to die for! Plus you'll love the charming gardens and infinity pool, not to mention the sleek contemporary rooms.

For a holiday apartment

  • Travelling in a group of friends or family? Often you'll find that self catering is the best bet. For a wide range of options, check out our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Orio al Serio International Airport (Bergamo Airport) located 65km (40 miles) from Bellagio with a range of flights across Europe.
  • If you want to rent a car to explore the stunning lake, click here for prices and booking with our online partner, Rental Cars.
  • Best time to visit - the summer from June to August to enjoy the stunning scenery and charming towns. But for a less crowded visit, try to come in May or September when it's still warm but many of the tourists have gone.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Bellagio

  • Hotel Florence 27 rooms from £136

    Bellagio

    Stunning hotel on the shore of Lake Como. Interior design mimics its Florentine namesake in its elegance and combinations of colour. Sumptuous suites with private balconies, gourmet restaurant, spa and spectacular views. A very romantic and sophisticated spot.

    Views  -  Breathtaking views over Lake Como
    Honeymoons
    Romantic Break
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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  • Hotel Belvedere, Bellagio 64 rooms from £203

    Bellagio

    Set back on a gorgeous hillside, this peaceful retreat has been run by one family for five generations. Enjoy the secluded garden spots shaded by olive trees and the heated infinity pool with a view. Elegant bedrooms and apartments with parquet flooring and Italian furnishings. A beautiful spot.

    Views  -  From its elevated position above Bellagio, the Belvedere enjoys fabulous lake views.
    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring Lake Como and the surrounding area.
    Spa  -  With Turkish Bath, sauna and comfort zone with stunning mountain views, plus wide range of beauty, body and massage treatments
    Sights nearby  -  Bellagio town centre is a 10-minute walk away.
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  • Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni 95 rooms from £229

    Bellagio

    Opulent largesse and Five Star luxury at this elegant grand hotel. Bedrooms and suites have frescoed ceilings, Doric columns, and antique furniture. Michelin-run restaurant, spa, terraces, spectacular views of the lake, and a private boat to take you onto it. Romantic, pampering, historic.

    Honeymoons
    Romantic Break
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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