Italy: Bellagio

Bellagio, bellissimo! Bellagio deserves its very own post because it is a stunner of a town. Located in (sort of) the middle of the lake, almost, Bellagio definitely should be on your visit list if you're planning a getaway to Lake Como.

Full of narrow streets with twists and turns, take the time to explore the quaint streets and shops. Be warned though, the paths are pretty steep! Or, if nature is more your thing, walk along the front and take in the pretty oleander trees (they reminded me of cherry blossom trees) and, of course, the view of the lake.

If you keep walking along the waterfront you'll get to Villa Melzi d'Eril and its tranquil gardens. Completed in 1810, the villa itself was the home of Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Vice-President of the Napoleonic Italian Republic. Open between March and October, entry costs €6.50, and it's worth exploring this peaceful garden if you're in Bellagio.

Food-wise, we had lunch back in town at L'Antico Pozzo, where I ordered a marinara pizza. It's such a simple pizza, but the flavours of the tomato, garlic and oregano pop a real punch. If a pizzeria gets a marinara right, you know it's a winner. I can confirm that L'Antico Pozzo definitely know how to make delicious pizza.

Bellagio, you are a beauty, and definitely one of my favourite places to visit on Lake Como. Isn't it quite something?


  1. Oh wow, it certainly looks amazing! There are so many places in Italy that we need to tick off our list! :) Great photos!

    Kelly x

  2. Ditto! It's definitely the country we return to the most. :) x