Over the centuries the marvellous environment of Bellagio has inspired poets, novelists, composers and plenty of other visitors and nowadays it is still considered just an enjoyable place to spend time because of its charming and picturesque landscape; Americans dedicated an Hotel in Las Vegas, the famous Bellagio.
The strong emotions the Como lake evokes, makes that not only tourists but also many famous people choose this unique place to enjoy their privacy and rest. Plinio il Giovane built a villa , he was the first charmed by the area, followed by Parini, Shelly, Stendhal, Flaubert, Manzoni.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy stayed in Bellagio ,Villa Serbelloni -Rockefeller foundation , with his wife : it was one of the last journey , the United States President was assassinated in Dallas five months later.
Thanks to its mild climate, the lovely tiny villages, the rich and various flora and the beautiful lake views, the Como lake is the perfect stay for those who love rest and long walks.
Furthermore the lake offers several tourist and sport facilities, during the summer season all kinds of water sports are practicable, while in winter time you can ski on San Primo Mountain. Public and private boat transportation on the lake is well organised and also a fast service with Hydrofoil allows to reach Varenna, Colico, Lecco and Como.
In conclusion you do not arrive in Bellagio by pure chance , but you have desire.
Its particular positions gives gives to the visitor that sense of privacy which is appreciated not only by tourists but by many notorious literature, music, science, cinema and politics personalities that find our country as a unique relax and inspiration place which is difficult to find anywhere else.
Apart admiring the lanscape or visiting Bellagio villas gardens it's possible to take a lot of trips and excursions, walking, by car or by ferry.
Ferries water transports are well organized and they make possible to reach towns on the opposite side of the lake. To move faster it's available an hydrofoil service that serves all Como lake.If then you want to travel by car there are barges that connect Bellagio to Varenna and Cadenabbia.