Things to Do near Basilica di San Giacomo

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One of the finest examples of Lombard-Romanesque with an intact apse. The parish Church of San Giacomo (St. James) dates back to the 12th century. The rest of the structure has undergone numerous restorations, especially during the 18th…

Known as the Pearl of the lake due to its position on the tip of a peninsula, Bellagio is characterized by porticos, cobbled stepped streets, narrow alleyways, and shops selling local handicrafts, and the numerous bars and restaurants it is by far one of the…

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The Beauty Farm at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is housed in the historic villa of the Grand Hotel, beside the indoor pool. The 300 square metres offer a true…

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Tour one of Europe’s jewels in a custom-made Italian boat. Our third-generation Bellagio business has a boutique fleet of stunning boats, intimate knowledge of the lake and fluent English drivers. Based in Bellagio, let our…

Photo: Barindelli Taxi Boats Bellagio

What better way is there to admire Lake Como's most stunning spots than in one of Lake Como' s most luxurious vessels? Barindelli Taxi Boats, he's the one to call... Private tours or transfers…

You will learn an authentic method of painting handed down directly from the French Impressionists to various Americans such as John Singer Sargent and Robert Henri. This method is valid for all visual art media. You will learn not only the craft side of painting but…

Photo: Torre delle Arti Bellagio

Gallery space that promotes various forms of art to ordinary people, trying to combine accessibility and quality, local and universal dimension, past and present. If we want people to love culture we have to give them a reason to love it.   During the year, various artistic events will follow such as exhibitions by local, national and…

Experience cooking guided by an experienced housewife teaching you how to prepare a perfect traditional meal for your family and friends the Italian way. Join Daniela to go grocery shopping in food boutiques in the old town of Bellagio. Then make pasta from scratch: fresh eggs, flour and kneading by hand. And for the final touch of sweetness learn how to make traditional Italian desserts like Tiramisu, Torta Sbrisolona, paradel and more. After all this hard work, sit…

Park situated on the tip of the Bellagio peninsula, about a 10 min walk uphill from the ferry terminal. It provides for breath taking views of the lake where lagi di como and lago di lecco meet. This is a great spot to just take it all in.

Enjoy the breathtaking views aboard Trombetta Express while you make your way to see and visit attractions in Bellagio with many stops. You can get on and off with the same ticket. Organize your visits to villas, restaurants,…

Mountain Bike Guide featuring a variety of tours around Lake Como. Tours can consist of 1/2 day, 1 day and 2 day trips starting from 50 Euro. Bicycle rentals are available from 30 Euro.

Photo: Navigazione Laghi (Public Boat Transportation)

Navigazione Laghi is the the scheduled public boat transportation service in Lake Como. In addition to fast hydrofoils and catamarans, as well as ferries for cars, they provide slower boat services that cater to sight…

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Located between Bellagio and the gardens of Villa Melzi, Lido Belaggio offers a beach equipped with gazebos and sun beds for relaxing in the sun, and provides a catering service for a…

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The church of St. George is located in Bellagio, next to City Hall. It is contemporary with the Basilica of St. James, dating back to ' XI - XII century (dated between 1080 and 1120). Originally the apse and altar were facing…

One of the most walked and photographed passageways in the heart of Bellagio that is home to fashionable boutiques, restaurants and a variety of shops. This is just one of the many narrow streets that can be explored affording riveting views of the town and lake.

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Bicycle and tour operator stationed in Bellagio. Now offering electric bicyles! Discover Bellagio and its hamlets at your own pace, keep in shape and go green. Are you on holiday in…

Photo: Belvedere Spa

On entering our Spa, exhale anxieties and breathe in bliss! Discover a deep sense of ease that quiets the mind, relaxes the muscles, and enlivens every pore through expert treatments. Help…

Photo: Villa Melzi Gardens

Villa Melzi is a historic villa situated in the town of Bellagio. It is famous for its surrounding gardens, containing a variety of botanical specimens from around the world…

Photo: AvioCars Exotic Boat Tour

Want to experience Lake Como end to end in minutes flat? Consider a cigar boat tour for a unique experience that won’t quickly be forgotten. Ideal way to celebrate a special event or have something to brag about when you get home.

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Rent from a selection of exotic cars including Ferraris, Lambourghni and porsche. Then drive around Lake Como’s celebrated streets like a movie star. You’ll have heads turning and paparazzi taking pictures wondering who came to town.

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Fishing is one of our most important activities at Silvio's Hotel Restaurant. It is not only essential to our cuisine, but we also care about spreading it's culture and knowledge. At this purpose we offer our Guests the…

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For a unique view of the lake, consider a helicopter tour. Its a one in a lifetime experience that will be the highlight your trip. Have a special occasion to celebrate: wedding, anniversary or birthday--this might…

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To reach this private villa, you must walk a stone staircase, the so-called 'Scalotta', from the docks of Loppia (near Bellagio) alongside Villa Melzi, with eight hundred steps that leads up to…

Villa Serbelloni Gardens, not to be confused with the nearby Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, is a park situated high atop the promontory of Bellagio. In 1959, the property was given to the Rockefeller foundation as a…

Photo: Bellagio Water Sports Kayak Club

From starting point at Pescallo harbour beach in Bellagio, we offer kayak tours run by a professional rower and kayak enthusiast. Our tours are suitable for everyone, families, groups and…

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Private Residence. Built by the lake in the second half of the eighteenth century, the property was later expanded and renovated villa especially in the part of the garden. At the top of the garden, the Balzaretto also built the…

Photo: IC Bellagio

IC Bellagio is owned and managed by Andrea Grisdale, a British citizen who fell in love with Italy and made it her home in 1992. Andrea lives on picturesque Lake Como and before founding IC Bellagio, she was a…

Photo: Museum of Nautical Instruments

More than two hundred navigational instruments are on display in this antique tower-shaped hous. Among the most interesting instruments in this private collection are a XVIII century telescope made in Venice, compasses and solar clocks of various periods together with a rich collection of marine chronometers, an…

Lake Como Motorbike is something unique, every detail planned in keeping with a philosophy of simplicity, elegance and warmth in hospitality. You will…

Photo: Lake Como Fishing

Want to experience fishing on Lake Como first hand? Would you like to learn how the lake’s bounty is harvested, processed, cooked and served at its freshest? Join Alessandro Sala, a professional fisherman for a real…

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Executed in Baroque style (17th c.), with single nave and wooden altar piece dating back to the 1600's. On the left side is a bell tower containing five bells.…

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We are part of the Anglican Church, belonging to the Diocese in Europe but we welcome all visitors of the Christian faith to our services of Holy Communion. These are held every Sunday at 10.30 am from the beginning of May to the end of…

Cadenabbia is a favorite spring and autumn resort, owing to the great beauty of the scenery, vegetation, and its sheltered location. It also serves as a popular health resort and a holiday place for travelers. The town was founded by the Celts about 500…

The family bankers Amsick from Hamburg bought several properties in the enchanting corner of San Giovanni. The project involved demolition of some houses, silk factories, and three…

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Beach club, restaurant, pool and tour services all available at this one of the more popular "Lidos" on Lake Como. Treat yourself to some sun and a long drink under an umbrella. The Lido di…

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A wonderful refined property with Lake, Gardens and more. Dating back to the 1750’s and is in fact where the famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi stayed and composed ‘La Traviata’. Private residence. The…

Photo: Private Cooking Lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola

Private cooking school at the restaurant Salice Blu in Bellagio with multi-awarding winning chef Luigi Gandola (Best Chef of Lombardy in 2005, Champion of Mediterranean Cuisine in 2004-2008, Prix…

Located in the 'center' of the lake, facing the Bellagio promontory, some 30 kilometers north of Como. It has been visited by many historical celebrities including Verdi, who wrote part of his famous La Traviata opera here. It continues to be a large tourist draw for the annual blossoming of Azaleas.

Nineteenth century villa transformed into a comfortable, charming family-run, with a cozy living rooms in Art Nouveau style with large windows and original period frescoes. The villa, characterized by a…

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