Although walking in the beautiful streets of Bellagio is enjoyable enough, the path that these streets lead to is even more delightful. The main road called Giuseppe Garibaldi leads to Bellagio’s old town center wherein dozens of shops and food outlets are located. The town center lined with local food places, leather good shops, clothing stores, and perfumeries is certainly something that every visitor should see. In the heart of the town center is an 11th-century Romanesque church called Basilica San Giacomo. Inside the church are valuable works, some of which includes a statue of the Dead Christ, depictions of the Virgin Mary, and a painting of the Deposition.
Located southeast is an old fishing village called Pescallo wherein tourists flock for sports. Pescallo is about a 10-minute walk away from the Bellagio town hall, and it is a popular spot for kayaking and water skiing. Pescallo is a quaint, postcard-ready village wherein ducks lounge around its waters and boats pull up the shore.
One of the most enjoyable activities in Bellagio is strolling the Villa Melzi d’Eril. Originally the summer house of the former vice president of the Italian Republic, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, this complex is one of the most popular tourist spots in Bellagio wherein visitors can explore the gardens designed by Luigi Canonica and Luigi Villoresi for only 6.50 Euros. Although visitors aren’t allowed to enter the private Villa Melzi, the well-kept botanical garden is sufficient enough to make your trip to Villa Melzi d’Eril worth it. The garden is lined with plane trees as azaleas and rhododendrons encircle the villa that is now owned by the Gallarati Scotti family. Numerous exotic and unique plants, trees, camellia hedges, and other species adorn the botanical gardens. Next to the villa is a museum that displays Napoleonic memorabilia that serves as proof of Duke Melzi d’Eril’s loyalty to Napoleon.
Another attraction that exhibits the natural beauty of Bellagio is the Punta Spartivento. Punta Spartivento is a park located at the tip of the Bellagio Peninsula that offers great views of the lake wherein Lago di Lecco and Lago di Como adjoin. This spot allows you to take great photos as locals’ boats are moored in the lake. If you would like to maximize your nature tripping, you can head to Bellagio’s beaches. You can opt for the stony public stony beach of San Giovanni or the well-equipped Lido di Bellagio wherein you have access to a bar, WiFi connection, and gazebos.
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