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Among the three largest lakes, the most fascinating and of culture is certainly the lake. With its distinctive Y-shape upside down, shaped by a glacier, and which was divided by a mountain, adds to the enjoyment of tourists and offers a jagged perimeter of the longest of all the Italian lakes (170 km) and some of the most beautiful gems of urban planning, landscape and architecture of the entire Italian peninsula.
Bellagio, known as the "Pearl of Lake Como" occupies the most scintillating and privileged position: the tip of the promontory that separates the two southern branches of Lake Como. The result is startling: a charming, small town and perfectly preserved in ancient architecture, surrounded almost entirely by the blue waters of the lake and resting on the mountain completely covered the deep green of the woods.
The old town is only a suggestion, characterized by picturesque stairways which overlook the colorful shops, craft shops, renowned restaurants and trattorie restaurants.
In the historical center of Bellagio you can visit the gardens of Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni, the Basilica of St. James of the twelfth century and the Romanesque church of San Giorgio.
Walkers, starting from the center, in the narrow streets that evoke an atmosphere of other times, tcan also visit the other villages of Bellagio, some lead to the discovery of the magical woods, others overlooking the lake where can admire its unique landscapes or find other beautiful villas that are not open to the public such as Villa Giulia and Villa Trotti Villa Gerli.
In the typical fishing village of San Giovanni is an important museum dedicated to the tools for navigation, the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist is also in front of the lake and the boating school.
A Loppia one can see the old gondolas on Lake Como.
Now let yourself be guided by curiosity and the unfolding of the lanes and discover your Bellagio!