Bellagio (also Bellagio ) is a municipality with 3085 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012) on Lake Como in Italy. The place belongs to the Province of Como in the Lombardy region.
The place is known for its picturesque location with views of the Alps on the tip of the peninsula that separates the two southern arms of the lake.
In the local Villa Serbelloni the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation has its seat, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni located on the waterfront on Lake Como. The Britannia Hotel has been empty for years and degenerates into a ruined building more and more. Very close, in Cernobbio, on the southern part of the Westarms, is the famous Villa d' Este in the 16th century, which was designed by Pellegrino Tibaldi and is now a luxury hotel.
Also worth seeing is the Villa Melzi with its garden and the famous monument of Dante and Beatrice.
For centuries, the place is due to its picturesque location always attracts celebrities. Busy include visits of John F. Kennedy, Charlie Chaplin and Konrad Adenauer. Even Pliny the Younger appreciated the place. According to him, a road and the paddle steamer " Plinio " is named, which was commissioned in 1963 from the operation, but should be restored by the Committee " Amici del Plinio ".
Como, Lecco and Bellagio form the vertices of the Larian Triangle.
Who usually coming from Lugano or Porlezza are welcoming to visit the place, used the car ferry which departs from the lying on the west bank places Menaggio and Cadenabbia and Varenna also served on the opposite eastern shore. Alternatively, you can also use the quays on Como or Lecco, which poses a detour of about 60 kilometers. Furthermore, the location of Erba out can be achieved on a winding mountain road.
Bellagio was the inspiration for the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bellagiohalbinsel from the air
Villa Serbelloni about Bellagio
The development of the number of inhabitants of Bellagio in the period from 1861 to 2001.