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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.

Take me here: 5 Thing-to-do in Bellano

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

Bellano's ravine

The creek Pioverna flows thunderous among the rocks and welcomes you with the Bellano’s ravine.
  • Art & Culture
Bellano's ravine
598 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

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

Events

Festival Internazionale di Chitarra

Menaggio (Co)
23/08/2019 - 25/08/2019
  • Art & Culture
Festival di Chitarra
5.62 km

Marathon Trail Lago di Como 2019

Piazza Garibaldi
21/09/2019
  • Active & Green
Marathon Trail
5.72 km

Corenno Plinio Guided Tour

Vicolo della Predera, 7, Carenno Plinio (LC)
24/08/2019
  • Art & Culture
Corenno Plinio Guided Tour
6.82 km

Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como: Villa Carlotta e i marchesi Clerici

Villa Carlotta
Via Regina, 2, Tremezzina (CO)
22/06/2019 - 03/11/2019
  • Art & Culture
Splendori del Settecento sul Lago di Como: Villa Carlotta e i marchesi Clerici
8.71 km

Telai e trame d'autore. Da Leonardo a Maria Lai

Villa Carlotta
Via Regina, 2, Tremezzina (CO)
22/06/2019 - 03/11/2019
  • Art & Culture
Telai e trame d'autore. Da Leonardo a Maria Lai
8.71 km

Villa Balbianello reopens for 2019

Via Guido Monzino, 1 Tremezzo (CO)
15/03/2019 - 06/01/2020
  • Art & Culture
Villa Balbianello reopens for 2019
11.77 km

Activities

Let's taste Como Lake

  • Active & Green
Let's taste Como Lake
3.96 km

Villas of Lake Como boat tour with food tasting

  • Art & Culture
Villas of Lake Como boat tour with food tasting
3.98 km

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

Bellagio Agency App

  • Food & Wine
Bellagio Agency App
7.35 km

Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como

  • Active & Green
Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como
7.57 km

Where to sleep

CAV NIDO DI MARIANGELA DI MARIANGELA VALSECCHI

Bellano
CAV NIDO DI MARIANGELA DI MARIANGELA VALSECCHI
281 mt

CAV LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO DI PAOLA DANSI

Bellano
CAV LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO DI PAOLA DANSI
281 mt

CAV THE BEACH - DESIGN STUDIO SRLS

Bellano
CAV THE BEACH - DESIGN STUDIO SRLS
301 mt

MERIDIANA

Bellano
MERIDIANA
301 mt

CAV LAKE FRONT, DIRECTLY ON THE WATER DI ALESSANDRA MENSI

Bellano
CAV LAKE FRONT, DIRECTLY ON THE WATER DI ALESSANDRA MENSI
311 mt

CAV DI ELENA TERUZZI

Bellano
CAV DI ELENA TERUZZI
324 mt

CAV LA CONTRADA DI GIOVANNI MONIZ

Bellano
CAV LA CONTRADA DI GIOVANNI MONIZ
367 mt

CAV DI ANGELO EGILDO VERGOTTINI

Bellano
CAV DI ANGELO EGILDO VERGOTTINI
387 mt

CAV COMOLAKE HOUSE - A. VOLTA DI ANNA PRANDI

Bellano
CAV COMOLAKE HOUSE - A. VOLTA DI ANNA PRANDI
387 mt

CAV COMOLAKE HOUSE - RENZO E LUCIA DI ANNA PRANDI

Bellano
CAV COMOLAKE HOUSE - RENZO E LUCIA DI ANNA PRANDI
387 mt

CAV APARTAMENT LAGHEE DI MATTEO RUSCONI

Bellano
CAV APARTAMENT LAGHEE DI MATTEO RUSCONI
410 mt

CAV DI ETTORE VITALI

Bellano
CAV DI ETTORE VITALI
412 mt

CAV DI MONICA LODETTI

Bellano
CAV DI MONICA LODETTI
412 mt

CAV DANIEL HOUSE DI MATTEO RIZZETTO

Bellano
CAV DANIEL HOUSE DI MATTEO RIZZETTO
414 mt

B&B MALANOTTE

Bellano
B&B MALANOTTE
422 mt

CAV A LOVE NEST DI MICHELE MAINETTI

Bellano
CAV A LOVE NEST DI MICHELE MAINETTI
423 mt

CAV LA TORRETTA 2 DI MARIA LUISA PIROLA

Bellano
CAV LA TORRETTA 2 DI MARIA LUISA PIROLA
438 mt

CAV LA TORRETTA DI MARIA LUISA PIROLA

Bellano
CAV LA TORRETTA DI MARIA LUISA PIROLA
438 mt

CAV LA CORTE DI GIUSEPPE BENZONI

Bellano
CAV LA CORTE DI GIUSEPPE BENZONI
460 mt

CAV PER ORO 11 DI LAKE COMO ITALIANWAY S.R.L.

Bellano
CAV PER ORO 11 DI LAKE COMO ITALIANWAY S.R.L.
464 mt