Lake Como is one of the most famous Italian lakes. Located just over an hour drive north of Milan, it offers a lovely weekend getaway not only for tourists but also for locals.
There are so many things to do in Lake Como and I would recommend spending an entire weekend here. However, we only had one day and opted for stroll and lunch at Bellagio town. This cute little town is so perfect if you are looking for a relaxed weekend getaway. It’s so pretty and quaint that I’m sure you will absolutely love your time here.
We started our day with a little walk around the town, taking in sights of beautiful Lake Como. Bellagio otherwise known as the pearl of the Lake Como offers quite a bit to do that you may feel spoiled for choice. We walked along the lake side taking the turn to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, which packed with so many boutique stores. We stopped along the lake to take photos as I’m sure that by now you know how obsessed I get with pretty places.
After walking we felt little peckish and decided to go to to the Villa Serbelloni for some lunch. VIlla Serbelloni is a luxury hotel dating all the way back to the 15th century and is currently owned by the Rockefeller Foundation. You can come here and spend a day by their pool or walk through their beautiful gardens. I sat on the terrace drinking wine and munching on a delicious scallop salad. The views of the Lake Como from Villa Sarbelloni are mesmerising and I definitely recommend treating yourself to a nice meal. I was quite surprised at how decent prices were here however, portions aren’t the biggest but I found this to be the case with most places in Milan. It’s a good thing as I didn’t put any extra lbs on this trip and I ate pasta and pizza every day.
After our meal, we decided to have some ice cream in on of Bellagios gelaterias before we hit the Lido de Bellagio for some Prosecco and sun rays. I tried going for a swim but the water was too cold, although there were so many people swimming.
It really was such a day well spent and Lake Como is absolutely breathtaking. The only regret I have is not arriving earlier to take the water taxi which goes by Georgie Cluni’s villa. I think also visiting Villa Carlotta, which apparently has the most beautiful gardens.
Have you ever been to the Lake Como? What do you think of my pictures?