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Just keep in mind that to reach Menaggio from Bellagio you'll take 20 minutes, from Menaggio to Varenna 15 minutes, to going back to Bellagio 20 minutes.\n\nAlready got your ferry boat ticket? If not, please do it by following the link below. \n\n**And again, please be sure to check the seasonal timetable!**","type":"text"},{"content":"www.navigazionelaghi.it/biglietti-como","type":"link"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FBellagioantica2.jpg?alt=media&token=980da62a-d78c-48ed-abf1-d1dbb9ab4985","type":"img"},{"type":"audio","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F14.m4a?alt=media&token=ac60339f-7a92-463f-85bd-8a2bfaa7f3f7"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FBellagio%20antica.jfif?alt=media&token=88527250-932a-4bbe-82d3-a2f70387aa9d","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"Bellagio is one of the most famous places on Lake Como and is rightly also known as “Perla del Lario” (the lake’s Latin name) for its beauty.\n\nIts enchanting and strategic position has written its history since even the Roman era: Pliny the Younger, in the 1st century A.D., had one of his villas, the Tragedy, here, on the site where Villa Serbelloni stands today.\n\nAt the end of the 19th century, Bellagio became one of the most elegant and exclusive holiday locations, attracting aristocrats from all over Europe who had marvellous villas built here surrounded by enchanting gardens.\n\nLet’s start to discover Bellagio’s beauties, visiting Villa Melzi.\n"}],"address":"Ferry station - Bellagio","location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":45.985674366436314,"longitude":9.260407150000027,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443}},{"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FVilla-melzi-bellagio.jpeg?alt=media&token=369a77c2-a437-4347-8b40-5f126a1429db"},{"type":"audio","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F15.m4a?alt=media&token=4615e1b9-bc3c-490e-9ea2-8a968c0bc3d1"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FGiardini-di-villa-melzi-1-1980x1485.jpeg?alt=media&token=a0369f44-07b7-4b56-a68d-eb63b72cf302","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"Villa Melzi is one of the most famous villas in Bellagio. It was the summer residence of Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Duke of Lodi and vice-president of the Italian Republic of Napoleon, who in 1808 asked **Antonio Canova**, the most famous architects and artists of the time, to build the villa and its furnishings, later celebrated by Stendhal."},{"type":"link","content":"www.theartstory.org/artist/canova-antonio/"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fgiardini-di-villa-melzi-bellagio-vojagon-preview-750x350.jpg?alt=media&token=722c1f6c-baff-48c8-88ef-f5e44cfe9f1a","type":"img"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fcopertina2.jpeg?alt=media&token=6da336e4-ccd1-4e24-a983-4ec4fbd0036d","type":"img"},{"content":"Start your visit with the beautiful oriental garden. A small artificial lake is covered with water lilies and protected by the beautiful crown of Japanese maples. \n\nWalk along the paths that surround it until you get to a bridge that creates a glimpse so beautiful that it seems surreal. Then keep on walking until you’ll find 4 sculptures of lions in Egyptian style. \n\n\nAnd in front of a small kiosk, overlooking the lake, you will also find the statues of Dante and Beatrice, by Comolli. \n","type":"text"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fgiardini-di-villa-melzi-bellagio-vojagon.jpg?alt=media&token=865071d8-5eea-400f-968d-c1055d393ce3"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fgondola-museo-lariano_21092716.jpg?alt=media&token=1b08a469-de10-4217-8e3e-934094824af0","type":"img"},{"content":"A curiosity: in 1965, hanging from the roof trusses of a service building of the villa, one of the oldest Venetian gondolas in the world was found, now preserved in the Museum of the Larian boat in Como.\n\nVilla Melzi garden can be visited every day, from the end of March to the end of October. 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The villa has hosted many illustrious figures: Leonardo da Vinci, Emperor Maximillian I, Silvio Pellico, Queen Victoria, Flaubert and Manzoni among others."},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Flago-como-bellaggio-san-giorgio-300x200.jpg?alt=media&token=373af39b-51ed-4602-b96f-6a867322e0a8","type":"img"},{"content":"Next to the town hall, there is a small Romanesque church, dating back to the 12th century. \n\nInside you can admire one of Bellagio’s symbols: the sculpture of the Madonna Della Cintura, which is carried in procession every year on the second Sunday of September.\n\nThe oratory, attached to the church, houses since the mid-1600s the headquarters of the Confraternity of Cinturati.\n","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FConfraternita-dei-Cinturati-Bellagio-oyennkn0rw0agfhwgt328h3lv9uf057t3en1t06koa.jpeg?alt=media&token=92282ce1-9605-4559-9549-7d9473f23227","type":"img"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F10419007_907258905984755_3832865257394022028_n.jpg?alt=media&token=e30e7c81-565a-4d61-92b8-4884a19674c8"},{"type":"text","content":"Before coming back to the ferry station, feel the Italian hospitality, whatever you like to taste, at Caffè Bar Sport Bellagio. \n\nAddress: Piazza della Chiesa 7\n\nThen it’s time to visit another Lake Como gem!"}]},{"location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"latitude":46.01741581645454,"longitude":9.236799200000014},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FPasserella-sul-lago-di-Como-a-Menaggio.jpg?alt=media&token=6ed9185f-49c4-478f-88c5-08910d7b714f"},{"type":"audio","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F17.m4a?alt=media&token=390b0587-a228-4da7-974c-93d2af25d467"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FStatua-del-Monumento-alla-Tessitrice.jpg?alt=media&token=9063a8dd-eb73-4c9d-8e69-f29c56ed24c7","type":"img"},{"content":"Menaggio is on the western shore of Lake Como, just north of the fork in the Como and Lecco branches. \n\nOn the lakefront, you will notice the tall monument to the weaver. It is a 10-meter stele in white Carrara marble, wanted by the Mantero family who had a prestigious silk factory in Menaggio.\n\nThe weaver is reproduced in the highest part of the marble stele. Her work is also well represented by the bronze part that recreates a silk work on which the weaver is embroidered. \n\nBefore proceeding to the centre of Menaggio, Piazza Garibaldi, enjoy a break overlooking the lake from Tato Menaggio.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fpolenta-uncia-como-1651072495599-638x425.webp?alt=media&token=13461486-589a-47bc-a5d4-38b80586be5f","type":"img"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Friso-persico-como-ricette-greenway-638x425.webp?alt=media&token=4ff26ef6-19b6-4863-aeed-19ed26e2ff25"},{"content":"What dishes to taste? Here are some hints.\n\n\nIf the season allows it (it is a particularly hearty and hot dish), you could try the **polenta uncia**, which to the traditional version of the recipe (corn flour, buckwheat, water and salt) on the lake also adds fat mountain cheese, garlic, sage and melted butter.\n\nIf you like fish, you could try another speciality: **pesce in carpione**, fried and then marinated in vinegar, onion and bay leaf. \n\nTato Menaggio\nVia IV Novembre, 43\n(+39) 344 537435\n(+39) 3357106013 \n","type":"text"}],"address":"Navigation Lake Como - Menaggio"},{"address":"Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi","location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"longitude":9.23900309999999,"latitude":46.01974211645587},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FCentro-storico-di-Menaggio.jpg?alt=media&token=2894de99-dcf7-45e7-9799-9ff581cd122e"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F18.m4a?alt=media&token=e9c869ff-43be-4611-8281-18a52fe9c740","type":"audio"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Flago-como-bellaggio-san-giorgio-300x200.jpg?alt=media&token=29f8d0bb-e8a0-441a-9268-20d2d85c5cfb"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F10a.jpg?alt=media&token=3f8aa8e9-7664-4db1-a9fa-ef82c8dd6fb7"},{"content":"Cross Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi and leave it behind, taking Via Calvi, a short street overlooking one of the two important churches of Menaggio. \n\nOn the left side of the Church of Santa Marta observe some stone finds set in the masonry. \n\nIt is a 16th-century tombstone, an inscription celebrating the restoration of the church, a fragment of the Roman tombstone of Lucius Minicius Exorato (imperial official of Vespasian in the first century AD), a stone arch key of the 14th century that presents a depiction of the castle of Menaggio and a frieze with some heads of Saints.\n","type":"text"}]},{"address":"Loveno Sopra Menaggio","location":{"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":46.02621260000001,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"longitude":9.23390819999998},"media":[{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FCase-in-pietra-e-fiori-nella-frazione-di-Loveno-Menaggio.jpg?alt=media&token=0a11cb95-75c0-406d-b366-124d0cf7c814","type":"img"},{"type":"audio","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F19.m4a?alt=media&token=01e11a48-2ea8-496d-bf3e-8890c9fc9052"},{"content":"Now head towards Loveno, on the top of Menaggio’s historic centre. Walking here you can admire majestic historic villas that, during the 19th century, hosted international artists.","type":"text"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FVilla-Garovaglio-Ricci-e-il-suo-parco-alberato.jpg?alt=media&token=7e3d056b-d6e5-457a-9106-7658f7ccfedd","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"The first one you will find in front of you is Villa Garovaglio Ricci. The interior complex dates back to the 18th century when it was built to house a spinning mill. "},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FPasserella-sul-lago-di-Como-a-Menaggio.jpg?alt=media&token=849fbb28-08fb-4c96-bca5-90460c69d33b","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"Now it's time to return to the Menaggio lakeside and take the ferry to Varenna, the last stop of your day."}]},{"media":[{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fid76_borgo_di_varenna_lecco_-_fotolia.jpg?alt=media&token=714e6dc5-85eb-40e8-bded-e8e1a7af8776","type":"img"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FVarenna-3.jpg.webp?alt=media&token=d05a90f1-982a-4873-acb4-6f08f2dd3018"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F20.m4a?alt=media&token=39c7aec1-851f-473b-a4c8-8084cdd67f7a","type":"audio"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fsan%20giorgio%20varenna.jpg?alt=media&token=d9309f07-cdb2-4258-9321-f27554389b6e"},{"content":"The first thing you should see in Varenna is its small historic centre overlooking the lake. \n\nStart from Piazza San Giorgio, Varenna's main square, dominated by the homonymous church of the 13th century, built on the foundations of an ancient Roman temple. \n\nFrom here, take one of the narrow streets that will lead you to the lake and enjoy a walk on its shores.","type":"text"}],"location":{"latitude":46.00983381645021,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"longitude":9.283013100000028,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443},"address":"Piazza San Giorgio"},{"address":"Villa Monastero","media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FiStock-1138022833-1080x720.jpg?alt=media&token=78407324-c41a-40fa-a326-2270be964778"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F21.m4a?alt=media&token=9c0b1ecc-bbd1-42cc-a37c-27b010673e53","type":"audio"},{"content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2FVillaMonastero_Varenna-5-e1592488566524.jpg?alt=media&token=e6db5bfa-d64d-4f9e-9c88-5ac474658164","type":"img"},{"type":"text","content":"Among the most famous Varenna sites, Villa Monastero, a refinblob:https://app.freeguides.com/d7528cd6-71eb-4127-b548-4be515920b7ced seventeenth-century residence born from the transformation of an ancient Cistercian female monastery, is undoubtedly worth a visit. \n\n\nAt the link below you will find all the information on timetables and tickets.\n"},{"content":"www.villamonastero.eu/en/home_en/","type":"link"},{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fvilla-monastero-sala-rossa-1080x719.jpg?alt=media&token=372b5977-0a13-4737-9a1a-4ffc885975c0"}],"location":{"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":46.00931211644986,"longitude":9.285566999999988}},{"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2Fmiascia.jfif?alt=media&token=3c8c251f-3ca4-4486-9169-5ea34197710d"},{"type":"audio","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FZjzbBqbdxVFeAdq6cz46%2F22.m4a?alt=media&token=08e8e4d2-5d0a-4d69-b3a5-c96c39cc3ce1"},{"content":"While waiting for the ferry back to Bellagio, enjoy a nice slice of miascia, a cake made with bread, raisins and fruit (mostly apples and pears). Born to recycle stale bread, it was once called \"poor’ panettone\".\n\n\nI'm pretty quite sure you had a great day, didn't you? Tell it to your friends and, why not, if you liked it, suggest this guide! Thank you!\n","type":"text"},{"content":"https://honestcooking.com/pear-apple-bread-pudding-lake-como/","type":"link"}],"location":{"longitude":9.282927549999984,"longitudeDelta":0.10218818160659443,"latitude":46.01356776645233,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421},"address":"Ferry station"}]
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Hi there! I'm Arianna, an appassionate globetrotter. I already visited a huge part of the world but still willing to prepare my luggage and discover new places. If I could I'd like to live in Alaska (I know that sounds a little bit crazy). I love 🐻! I'm an Italian native and lover, let's discover together my country's beauties!

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