The area around Lake Como is one of outstanding beauty. Stretching from the Swiss Alps to the Grigne and Legnone ranges, Lake Como is guarded by spectacular mountain landscapes. Pastel-coloured villages perch along the shorelines and trail up the steep sides. In this part of Italy, there are the simplest rural dwellings as well as the palatial villas of the 18th century.
A walk around one of these central lake villages, up a cobbled avenue or across a church square, will convince visitors to pause for a moment on a sunny bench, to stop for an aperitivo at a sidewalk café or pop into a gelateria for homemade ice cream.
Whether exploring the lake by foot, car or boat, it should be a leisurely experience. Choose from one of the numerous activities the area offers, or simply enjoy the comfort of the splendid private villa.
The beautiful Villa Sonni, overlooking the town of Bellagio, is the perfect spot for guests to immerse themselves in an unforgettable Italian experience. It is the most magical place for a timeless and unique experience.
The large outdoor terrace with views as far north as the Alps is the perfect location to enjoy spectacular views while eating al fresco. Bellagio has numerous beautiful villas and gardens, facilities and excursions, and the villages scattered on the lake shores are within easy access.
For the city lovers, Como and Lecco are both within an easy 45 minutes drive of the Villa while Milan and Bergamo are only 1.5 hours drive away. Guests who prefer walking can head into the hills behind Villa Sonni. This area offers some wonderful walking, hiking and mountain biking options that should not be missed.
Milan itself opens up an array of possibilities. Visit Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper and the Duomo or stroll down the famous shopping street of Via Montenapoleone.
Guests also have the possibility to explore some of northern Italy’s other lakes, such as Lake Maggiore in Piedmont to the west or even a day trip into Switzerland. For the cultural enthusiasts, the historical city of Turin in Piedmont is well within reach, as are Venice and Verona heading east.
Bellagio overlooks the three branches of Lake Como and is the nearest village (3 km) that provides plenty of restaurants, shops and public transport options.
Milan: 80 km
Como: 35 km
Lecco: 20 km
Verona: 180 km
Lugano: 70 km
Malpensa Airport: 110 km
Linate Airport: 80 km
Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport: 60 km