Magnificent summer residence built for Francesco Melzi d’Eril, friend and political associate of Napoleon Bonaparte, at the turn of the 19 th century. Its English style gardens are full of azaleas and rhododendrons. The villa is closed to the public. Entrance permitted to the small family chapel, the small museum and the Moorish outlook on the lakeside.
Property of the Rockefeller Foundation since 1959, the spectacular views from the top of the promontory of the three arms of the lake.
Open every day except Mondays and in the event of bad weather
Can only be visited on a guided tour twice a day, at 11am and 4pm.
Tours run for a minimum of 6 people and maximum of 30 and last approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Meeting point: Promobellagio office, ground floor of the medieval tower in the church square in the upper part of the historic centre of Bellagio
Group visits must be booked in advance
For further information contact Promobellagio:
Tel and fax 031 951555
A private collection of over 200 nautical objects from 18 th century Venetian telescopes to compasses and solar clocks, a collection of marine chronometers and a brass planetarium.
Opening times: 10am-1pm in the afternoon only on appointment.
Location: In the hamlet of San Giovanni, Piazza Don Miotti (30 minutes’ walk from historic centre)
For further information contact:
Tel. 031 950309
Three different self-guided walking itineraries are available from the Tourist Information office (by the lake) and the Promobellagio office (in the medieval tower in the main church square in the upper part of town).
For mountain hikes, a specialised Italian-speaking mountain guide can escort you.
Contact details: www.bellagiolakecomo.com section.
Amongst the various things you can do in Bellagio, you can try various sporting activities, water-sports and non …. let these sports entice you so that you can have an enjoyable time in our town ….
Contact details: www.bellagiolakecomo.com section SPORT
Golf: The nearest golf club to Bellagio is in Grandola ed Uniti in the hills above Menaggio on the other side of the lake. 18-hole golf course set in spectacular surroundings. 20 minutes from Bellagio.
Situated in the square at the top of the town is a stupendous example of the Roman-Lombard art (XII cent.) built between 1075 and 1125 by the Masters of Como.
Inside mosaics of the early ‘900, rich altar of the end of ‘500, a “Deposition of Christ” by the Perugino School, a archaic cross (XII cent.), a triptych by Foppa (1432) a polychrome wooden sculpture of the “Buried Christ” of the Spanish-Baroque school.
There is a small local market in Bellagio every 3rd Wednesday of the month. It starts early
morning and ends at around 3:30/4pm. It is held on Lungo Lario Marconi (along the lake).