|Chatting in Bellagio|
We were delighted to find our apartment, located above a restaurant, just behind the famous Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. This hotel is a part of the history of the town and has been offering luxury accommodation since long before the turn of last century. You can stay there today for E600 per night. Thankfully our apartment was very reasonable, still located in the historic center of the town and exceeded our expectations. It was lovely and spacious and very well appointed and even had a dishwasher. The bed was sumptuously comfortable, not like many of the "ironing board" feel to many European beds. The outdoor area was also just lovely, provided you had some good insect repellant. Mosquitoes are everywhere around the lake towns.
|Shopping, coffee in Bellagio town|
Today, (and for hundreds of years) Bellagio itself is given over wholly to tourism. It's accessibility to other parts of Europe mean there are lots of expensive cars with number plates from other EU neighbours. We found a surprising number of Kiwis and Australians here too. The shops have beautiful things in them and some things were affordable. Believe it or not I actually bought some clothes here.
|Villa Serbelloni looking down over the town of Bellagio|
St Michael's Church, Varenna
|St Michael's solitude|
Villas and Gardens
|Villa Monestero gardens, Varenna|
Location:Lake Como, Italy