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5 Thing-to-do in Bellano

A Village sets between the stones and Lake Como

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Via XX Settembre, 32 Bellano (LC)

Bellano is a small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como, close between the rocks of Grigne and the water of Lario, crossed also by the cold Pioverna. This one has created, during the times, a canyon, digging the rocks: its name is Orrido di Bellano. Bellano is a picturesque fishing village, with stretch streets and colourful buildings. It is not particularly elegant, but here you can breathe the real smell of the lake and the nature. From the small tourist harbour you can admire the other towns of the Lake, as Bellagio or Menaggio: from there you can observe the changing in the lake before a storm… Something magic!

 

Orrido of Bellano

Orrido (a very deep ravine, literally "horrid") of Bellano stems from the strength of Pioverna river, whose icy waters dug deep into the Valsassina mountains, eroding then to create an amazing gorge. Exploring it isn't a physical challenge, because the path is equipped with walkways and viewpoints ... But the sheer power of nature and the deafening sounds of the water flow take your breath away, and you're left admiring Orrido stuck in an astonished yet respectful silence.

 

Sanctuary of Lezzeno

By the tradition, on 6th August 1688, a farmer stopped at a chapel dedicated to Madonna, and after his pray he saw that the statue was blood crying. He ran to its family and to the priest, and all together to Milan. After that, the Sanctuary was built on a hill, from there you can admire and dominate Lake Como. The Sanctuary is rich of ornaments and now it is a destination for pilgrims, especially for the tradition of welcoming to visitors and families.

 

Fish Menu

Lake Como fish is a first-class quality product. Missoltino, a particular version of dried twite shad served with special sauces, is a must-taste. The lake twite shad is an anchovies old relative , trapped centuries ago into the lake following the thaw, it adapted since then to the new enviroment. The salting and drying of fishes are ancient habits, dating back up to the medieval times. The seasonal twite shad fishing time begins late spring: a fixture coveted by the small villages on the coast.

 

Sentiero del Viandante

A green itinerary through history and nature: the Wayfarer Track is what you are searching for! The route connects Abbadia Lariana to Perledo following the footsteps of ancient Romans, who opened this track to reach the small and isolated towns on the lakeshore. Along the path let yourself be taken back in time, listening to the voice of nature and smelling scents still unchanged even after all these centuries.

 

Sailing Cruise on Lake Como

Bellano, thanks to its strategic position, it is perfect as starting point for sailing excursions on Lake Como. During all year a thermal wind blows, its local name is Breva: it blows from the South from midday to the sundown; Breva guarantees an amazing condition for sailing on the blue water of Lake Como.

For the timid, you can stay on the lake front of Bellano on Lake Como and admire the dance of white sails on the body of water in front of the beautiful town placed on the Eastern side of Lake Como.

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Places

Bellano

Bellano offers a lot of historical and cultural attractions and is also an excellent starting point for excursions.
  • Lakes
Bellano_panorama_da_sud_foto di Carlo Borlenghi
377 mt

Orrido di Bellano

The strength of the nature sculpts the rocks
  • Active & Green
orrido bellano lago como
537 mt

Lido of Lake Como

Relax and comfort on Lake Como during the summer
  • Lakes
lettino lido lago como
2.16 km

Castle of Rezzonico

  • Art & Culture
Castle of Rezzonico
3.17 km

Vezio Castle

Ancient medieval fortress overlooking Varenna, surrounded by a centuries-old olive grove, with a breathtaking view over Lake Como.
  • Art & Culture
Castello di Vezio Varenna
4.23 km

Village of Varenna

The Village of Varenna is divided into a grid of streets that steeply slope down towards Lake Como.
  • Villages
Village of Varenna
4.36 km

Ornithology and Natural Science Civic Museum "Luigi Scanagatta"

Ornithology and Natural Science Civic Museum "Luigi Scanagatta"
4.39 km

Church of San Giorgio

  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di San Giorgio Varenna
4.39 km

Villa Monastero

Villa Monastero is one of Varenna’s best-known landmarks. It's now a museum showcasing a collection of items left by its owners
  • Art & Culture
Villa Monastero, Varenna
4.4 km

Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
4.41 km

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Discover the oldest church in Varenna, one of the first built on Lake Como when Christianity was beginning to spread.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista Varenna
4.41 km

Villa Cipressi

  • Parks
Villa Cipressi Varenna
4.41 km

Alpe Giumello

  • Parks
Alpe Giumello
4.77 km

L'Antica Strada Regina

On foot from Menaggio to Rezzonico along the ancient pilgrim route
  • Active & Green
Castello di Rezzonico
5.25 km

Centre and lakeside of Menaggio

  • Villages
Centre and lakeside of Menaggio
5.47 km

Il Rogolone

The big oak tree
Il Rogolone
5.62 km

Monument to the silk weaver

  • Art & Culture
Monumento alla Tessitrice
5.62 km

Itinerario a quiz per Menaggio

  • Art & Culture
medieval sculpture
5.62 km

Villa mylius vigoni

Rich of suggestions, memories and ancient trees, the park of Villa Vigoni is one of the best preserved romantic gardens in Lombardy
  • Art & Culture
Villa Mylius Vigoni
5.62 km

Parish church of S. Stefano

  • Art & Culture
S. Stefano
5.64 km

Activities

Villas and Flavors of Lake Como

  • Lakes
Villas and Flavors of Lake Como
3.98 km

Cruise & Dinner from Varenna

  • Lakes
Cruise & Dinner from Varenna
4.25 km

Let's taste Como Lake

  • Food & Wine
Let's taste Como Lake
6.51 km

E-bike Tour with Lunch in Valsolda, Lake Lugano

  • Active & Green
E-bike Tour with Lunch in Valsolda, Lake Lugano
7.17 km

Tour Menaggio's Most Magical Lake Views in E-bike

  • Active & Green
Tour Menaggio's Most Magical Lake Views in E-bike
7.17 km

E-bike Tour of Three Lakes and Idyllic Mountain Life

  • Active & Green
E-bike Tour of Three Lakes and Idyllic Mountain Life
7.17 km

E-bike Classic Lake Como Villages with a Local Touch

  • Active & Green
E-bike Classic Lake Como Villages with a Local Touch
7.17 km

Bellagio Travel Guide: the complete guide

  • Art & Culture
Bellagio Travel Guide: the complete guide
7.35 km

Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como

  • Art & Culture
Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como
7.57 km

The Devil's Bridge

  • Active & Green
The Devil's Bridge
14.19 km

Where to sleep

CAV BORGO DEL BELANASC

Bellano
CAV BORGO DEL BELANASC
707 mt

CAV PARADISO DEL LAGO DI FABIO MAZZONI - MBCW SRL

Bellano
CAV PARADISO DEL LAGO DI FABIO MAZZONI - MBCW SRL
769 mt

CAV VILLA STUPENDA AND APARTAMENTS

Bellano
CAV VILLA STUPENDA AND APARTAMENTS
830 mt

CAV DI MARIANGELA BUZZELLA

Bellano
CAV DI MARIANGELA BUZZELLA
983 mt

FORESTERIA VALLE DEI MULINI

Bellano
FORESTERIA VALLE DEI MULINI
1.54 km

VILLA MARINA

Bellano
VILLA MARINA
1.54 km

CAV LACUM LUX RESORT

Perledo
CAV LACUM LUX RESORT
2.47 km

LOCANDA CROTTO DI GITTANA

Perledo
LOCANDA CROTTO DI GITTANA
2.58 km

B&B VILLA BIANCA

Bellano
B&B VILLA BIANCA
3.06 km

FICANO'S DREAM - STG S.R.L.

San Siro
FICANO'S DREAM - STG S.R.L.
3.15 km

CAV 6 APPARTAMENTO 3 - EMMEBI

Dervio
CAV 6 APPARTAMENTO 3 - EMMEBI
3.25 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - MIMOSSA 22 - 1727 (04062018)

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - MIMOSSA 22 - 1727 (04062018)
3.26 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1522

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1522
3.26 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - CAMELIA 32 - 1040

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - CAMELIA 32 - 1040
3.26 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1358

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1358
3.26 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1617

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1617
3.26 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1304

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - 1304
3.26 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - ULIVO 31 - 1425

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - ULIVO 31 - 1425
3.29 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - MIMOSA 04 - 1018

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - MIMOSA 04 - 1018
3.29 km

FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - CIPRESSO 36

San Siro
FIDUCIA SERVICES SRLS - CIPRESSO 36
3.33 km