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Bellagio Walking Tour, Villa Melzi & Lunch

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Bellagio, Italy

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Known as a picturesque lakeside town, Bellagio’s beauty is no secret. But explore it with a guide, and you’ll discover the little-known vantage points and sights that many visitors miss. On this tour, you’ll visit a sleepy fishing harbor where rare Larian gondola boats bob on the water, a park, and a botanical garden. Then, finish up with a gourmet lunch at a Michelin-listed local restaurant.
  • Walking tour of Bellagio with a local guide
  • Stroll around Punta Spartivento and gaze out at Lake Como
  • Walk to Pescallo, Aureggio, and the Loppia harbor
  • See Larian gondolas that date back to the end of the 19th century
  • Finish with a gourmet lunch at a Michelin-listed local restaurant
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Friendly and professional English speaking guide
Entrance Tickets to Villa Melzi
Lunch at a Michelin listed restaurant (Italian appetizer, pasta, water and a glass of wine)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 22021 Bellagio CO, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

I Giardini di Villa Melzi, Lungo Lario Manzoni, 22021 Bellagio CO, Italy
Head to the Bellagio ferry terminal to start your tour. Meet your guide and set off to explore Bellagio’s historic center.

As you walk, hear about the town with its noble mansions and villas that look out over Lake Como. The town is often called Italy’s most beautiful village, with a position that boasts enviable views over all branches of the lake. 

Stop for a look around Punta Spartivento, a park with some of the finest lake and mountain views, and perhaps meet some of the local fishermen to learn about the lake fish. 

Continue with a stroll along the stone walkways to the peaceful fishing hamlet of Pescallo, then head into the hills to Aureggio. Work your way past gardens, olive groves, and Romanesque churches to the Loppia harbor where some rare Larian gondolas await. These small lake boats from the 19th century once carried food and animals around the lake. 

From the sea front, you’ll head to the dreamy botanical gardens at Villa Melzi. Then, finish on a high note as you end your tour on the terrace of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
You will admire the magnificent gardens of Villa Melzi. Our tour guide will introduce you to the history of the gardens and of the villa before taking you to our last stop, a gourmet Michelin-listed lakefront restaurant located by the entrance of the gardens.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lake Como Food Tours
During this unique 2 and a half hour walking tour you will explore Bellagio’s historic center and its marvelous and hidden surroundings. The first stop is Punta Spartivento, allowing you to admire the superb views of the lake’s three branches against a towering alpine background. We will then walk through the picturesque and colorful steep stone alleys of the hamlet bringing us to the characteristic fishing village of Pescallo. Moving on over the hills to Aureggio, the upper part of the peninsula crossing lush gardens and olive groves, we pass by noble villas and Romanesque churches descending a grassy path to the port of Loppia, home to rare examples of 19th century Larian Gondolas.  The tour continues with another highlight, the romantic gardens of Villa Melzi where our tour guide will introduce you to the history of the gardens and of the villa before taking you to our last stop, a gourmet Michelin-listed lakefront restaurant located by the entrance of the gardens. Here you will be able to relax while being served a delicious lunch, that includes a typical Italian appetizer, a home-made pasta dish, a glass of fresh local wine and our world-renowned espresso. You will fall in love with this enchanting location: small elegantly set tables gathered under a wonderful pergola overlooking the lake and the small fishing port of Loppia. After lunch you shall be free to explore the gardens of Villa Melzi, using the tickets provided by our guide, and relax while taking in the colors and atmosphere of this enchanting place.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A fair amount of walking is involved. Please take note that during this tour we will ascend and descend the hilly townlands around Bellagio so make sure you are physically adapt and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please bring a bottle of water; alternatively you can purchase one near the meeting point
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Experience Italy Tours Srl

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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Ellen G
, Jul 2019
Alessandra was our tour guide from lake Como food tours. She was EXCELLENT! Very friendly & knowledgeable. Great tour. We would never have seen these wonderful out of the way places if not for her.
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Excellent tour of off the beaten path...
Brett R
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour of off the beaten path locales and the gardens were beautiful.
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The Bellagio walking tour with Maddy...
Krassimira I
, May 2017
The Bellagio walking tour with Maddy was great. She showed us some corners of Bellagio for about 3h, which we wouldn't have discovered on our own. Maddy is very knowledgeable and super friendly. She is a local of the area and she willingly shares what it feels like to live in this area. The communication with Maddy and her manager was great: we were informed well in advance that the tour will start 30 mins later. This walking tour is highly recommended!
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This was billed as a food tour...
ltd1292
, Apr 2017
This was billed as a food tour, however, not one bite of food was offered! It was also billed asmoderate walking, we walked 5.5 miles over rough terrain, up and down 25 flights of stairs! This is not moderate walking! Tour guide was fine, not great, however. Plus, she was 35 minutes late, which made us almost miss our afternoon tour. Cannot recommend this tour until you get it billed correctly.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2017
TOUR SUPPLIER COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your tour. Please note, we did call in advance alerting all our guests that the guide would be delayed by half an hour due to a mishappening on the way to Bellagio, as these things happen, though seldom. Additionally, some guests were not at the correct meeting location, which did require a detour to locate them and included a bit more walking than is typically planned. Moreover, the tour does include tasting options, which are described as optional for those who do not opt in, as pricing can be quite expensive. We appreciate you touring with us and hope you were able to enjoy your remaining time in Italy. Thank you, Laura
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One of the best tours my wife and I...
Michael P
, Apr 2017
One of the best tours my wife and I experienced during our recent trip to Italy. Josephine Josie our tour guide gave an excellent tour of Bellagio. She included the prominent sights, as well as the insider sights. Josie was friendly, enthusiastic, and engaging during the hours we spent with her. We went to many places that locals live and frequent, such as a stop to have a coffee, and her making a reservation at an excellent restaurant for lunch. We highly recommend the Bellagio Tour with Josie!
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