Welcome to Bellagio

Bellagio is hardly a secret. On summer weekends, foreign tourists are overwhelmed by hordes of day trippers up from Milan. Try to come midweek if you want a modicum of peace. It makes a nice base for ferry trips to other locations on the lake, in particular Varenna, on Lake Como's east shore.

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$91.26 Day Trips & Excursions

Milan to Lake Como, Bellagio or Brunate Day Tour and Boat Ride

Lake Como Cruise and Brunate Panoramic View (Nov - March)Departing from central Milan in the morning, take a 1-hour drive up to Como, arriving around 10am. Take a guided tour of the city and then ride the funicular up to the town of Brunate, one of the best places to soak up a sweeping panorama of the city and the lake. You'll then have free time for lunch (own expense) in Brunate before the highlight of your afternoon: a Lake Como cruise. Board the boat at the Como city center and then sit back and relax on a 1-hour cruise around the breathtaking lake. Admire the splendid lakeside villas and keep an eye out for Villa d'Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel with tropical gardens.After your Lake Como cruise, you'll have free time to shop, sightsee and grab some coffee if you wish before heading back to Milan around 4:30pm. On the way back, you'll stop to visit the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, a notable church built in the 11th century in Romanesque style. You'll arrive in Milan in the evening. Lake Como Cruise and Bellagio Visit (April - Oct)Board the coach in central Milan in the morning and relax on the 1-hour drive to Como. Start with a visit to Basilica of Sant'Abbondio. Take a tour of the city and enjoy free time to shop at local boutiques for fine Italian goods. Then, board a boat at the Como city center for your extended 2-hour cruise on Lake Como.Soak up picturesque views as you make your way to Bellagio, one of the many scenic villages surrounding the lake. You'll have free time to explore this delightful town on your own and have lunch (own expense). Back on board, savor the last views of Lake Como as you cruise to Cadenabbia, where you'll hop on the coach and head back to Milan, arriving around 6:30pm.

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Lake Como, Lugano, and Switzerland 1-Day Tour from Milan

Leave central Milan by air-conditioned coach, and travel away from the city toward the snowcapped Italian Alps and Swiss border. Relax on the scenic journey and get ready for your 2-hour cruise!Board on the boat to cruise past luxury real estate along the shoreline. You quickly realize how Lake Como has become one of Italy’s most exclusive residential areas. Plush villas belonging to the likes of Sir Richard Branson and George Clooney are common sights around the glamorous lake.Hear about the mansion-size villas and their celebrity owners from your onboard guide, and look out for some of Como’s historical landmarks, too. After returning to dry land, explore the beautiful town of Bellagio, the 'pearl of Lake Como'. Make the most of your free time here to get to know the town. For lunch, stop at one of Bellagio’s cafes (own expense). After your break, leave the lakeside area and travel over the border to Lugano, aka the Monte Carlo of Switzerland. Located on a lake of the same name, Lugano is an Italian-speaking Swiss town and favorite vacation spot for affluent Europeans. How you spend your time in the chic city is up to you. Pay homage to Lugano’s cultural scene with a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli to see Bernardino Luini’s Renaissance masterpiece titled Passion and Crucifixion; hit the downtown shops and scout out Swiss chocolate, fine luxury goods and clothes; or simply soak up the lakeside sights. Meet back up with your guide in the late afternoon, and finish your day trip by traveling back to the start point in central Milan.

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Private Tour: Lake Como and Valtellina Day Trip from Milan

From Milan (Central train station) take the train to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como right in front of Bellagio, another renowned 'treasure' of the lake. Your guide will meet you upon your arrival and you will enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village through the labyrinth of typically narrow streets, some of them built over the rock and cliff right above the water, and a breathtaking view. Then you will drive all the way up to Valtellina, which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of lake Como, as much as possible off the main roads, so that you can go through some tiny and pristine villages clinging to the mountains. If you like you can stop for lunch in a traditional restaurant. Then you will go through the scenic vineyards nestled to the lower part of the Alps. In the afternoon, you will have the option of enjoying a wine-tasting of some of the excellent wines, produced in the area, accompanied with local cold cuts and delicious cheese. Afterwards you will head back stopping here and there to see fantastic panorama and nature, driving the secondary road that follow the shape of the east coast of the lake Como. In the evening your guide will drop you off at the train station from where you can catch your train back to Milan!Optional Trip extension: after the wine tasting transfer to your hotel. The following day, after breakfast, your guide will drive you all the way up the "Valtellina" valley to the famous winter and summer resort of Bormio where you will take a walk of the historical downtown, go to the "shopping" street of "via Roma" and you will have the option of trying either the natural hot spring water facilities, one of which dates back to the Roman Empire, or the skiing slopes where the World Cup downhill takes place every year!

$259.91 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Como Walking, Boat Tour from Varenna, with Bellagio Visit

Meet your guide at 10am at the Varenna ferry ticket office to start your Lake Como tour. Dotted with beautiful villas and manicured gardens, Lake Como is a treasure trove of spectacular landscapes where centuries of Italian history come to life.The tour starts with a transfer to a fascinating old mill high in the hills above Varenna to sample locally produced cheeses from the Valsassina valley, meats, and olive oil accompanied by delicious wine. Descending to Varenna, follow your guide for a walking tour of the town and learn of the region’s Celtic heritage.Enjoy a delicious lunch of seafood appetizers and pasta dishes in a restaurant facing Lake Como, then hop aboard your private open top Venetian water taxi for a sightseeing cruise on the lake. Admire fine views over the soaring mountains and stunning villas, and learn of the famous stars who have lived here over the years. Visit the spectacular 18th-century Villa del Balbianello — famous for its immaculate gardens and widely considered the finest property on the lakeside.Cruise onward to Bellagio, where you shall be guided through the wonderful Villa Melzi gardens, followed by a stroll along the lakeside. End your tour at approximately 530pm in Bellagio, and perhaps stop for a romantic happy hour or dinner (at own expense) before returning to Como or Varenna at your leisure.

$115.52 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lake Como, Bellagio, and Lecco Tour, Cruise, Lunch from Milan

Como is one of the most beautiful cities of Italy, the ideal destination for who want to spend an unforgettable day in contact with nature, culture, art and local traditions. Many great poets and writers found themselves enchanted by the charming beauty of Como villas and gardens and fell in love with its fairy tale atmosphere. Experience a special day trip leaving Milan behind on a relaxing train. Escorted by an experienced and friendly tour leader, you will discover the use and customs of this charming city. Reaching Como by train is more comfortable and safe, and you will have more time to discover the city.Once arrived in Como, you will depart for a magnificent lake cruise to Bellagio, renowed as ‘The Pearl of the Lake’, and you will finish your tour reaching Lecco, a town that inspired classics of Italian literature such as "I Promessi Sposi" by Alessandro Manzoni.

$80.86 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Como and Valtellina Valley Small-Group Tour from Milan

Begin your day trip by meeting at the Milan Central Train Station. Take the train to Varenna (approx. 1-hour), a charming little village on the Lake Como, which is located right in front of Bellagio. Upon arrival, meet your guide and enjoy a short walk of the picturesque village. Pass through the labyrinth of narrow streets, some of which are built over the rock and cliff right above the water. Afterwards, continue on with your small-group as you drive to Valtellina, which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of Lake Como. An optional lunch is available at a traditional restaurant before passing through the scenic vineyards nestled in the lower part of the Alps. In the afternoon you will have the option to partake in a wine-tasting composed of wines produced in the area and accompanied with local cold cuts and delicious cheese. On the return back, enjoy various stops, which will provide fantastic panorama views. In the evening, your guide will drop you off at the train station so that you may catch your ride back to Milan.