This itinerary, with the aid of your local guide, will help you discover without effort the most beautiful fractions of Bellagio by electric bike.
Bellagio promontory divides the lake into three branches and thanks to its strategic position it offers breathtaking views. The village is divided into several little hamlets that start by the lake and go up as far as San Primo mountain. This itinerary will lead us to discover the most characteristic hamlets of Bellagio starting from the historic centre.
From the Ferry Pier of Bellagio we reach the upper part of the village. Right in front of the little Romanesque church of S. George (XI century) a long series of steps start, that, first gradually going uphill and then descending, will take us into the heart of Pescallo, known as fishermen’s village and where once the fish market took place. This little hamlet offers a beautiful view over the Lecco branch of the lake and over Villa Serbelloni’s Romantic gardens.
We now follow the road that runs along lovely private gardens and a field used as a plant nursery. Once reached the road leading to Lecco, we walk past the hamlet of Oliverio and the Neoclassic stately home named Villa Giulia.
Taking now the first little street on the right that passes through the hamlet of Rogatola, on the wall of the first house on the left we can notice a plaque recalling the short stay of the scientist from Como Alessandro Volta and the poet Giuseppe Parini.
Half way in the hamlet of Taronico we take a little street leading uphill to the hamlet of Tuira. We will stop here for a short visit of the collection of old daily life objects kept inside the Ethnographic Museum of Bellagio. Displayed in an old kitchen, the collection includes hundreds of objects which were part of the home life and the local activities in past times. We get on the road again to reach the hamlet of Perlo, crossed by the homonymous stream. We will have a short break at the Perlo Panorama Hotel from where we can enjoy a unique view of the three branches of the lake and of the promontory of Bellagio. We descend through the woods towards the centre of Bellagio, passing by the hamlet of Guggiara and the characteristic fraction of Loppia, which faces the Como branch of the lake.
We reach the entrance of Villa Melzi. We stroll around the romantic gardens created at the beginning of the XIX century in a spectacular panoramic position over the central part of lake.
Villa Melzi was built in 1808 by Giocondo Albertolli and it reflects the taste of the time: it is a beautiful Neoclassic Villa with elegant architectonic lines, surrounded by an English Style garden full of many varieties of exotic trees. After walking along the promenade by the lake, our itinerary finishes at the Ferry Pier of Bellagio.