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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

The Magnolia of Villa Monastero

In an enchanting location, rich in artistic and natural wonders, a spectacular magnolia tree caresses the waters of the lake.
  • Lakes
The Magnolia of Villa Monastero
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

Parlasco

  • Villages
Parlasco
4.58 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

Taceno

  • Villages
Taceno
5.46 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

Events

La montagna più bella del mondo

Spazio Circolo
Via Manzoni 50, 23822, Bellano, LC
23/03/2024 - 29/09/2024
  • Art & Culture
La montagna più bella del mondo
418 mt

Tappa più poetica del sentiero del Viandante

Via Alessandro Manzoni, 8
11/08/2024
  • Active & Green
Tappa più poetica del sentiero del Viandante
3.25 km

Corenno plinio. borgo, castello e chiesa di San Tommaso

Borgo castello e chiesa di S. Tommaso
01/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Corenno plinio. borgo, castello e chiesa di San Tommaso
3.26 km

Treves Blues Band

Anfiteatro
Via Lungolago degli Ulivi, Dervio, 23824
01/06/2024
  • Music and show
Treves Blues Band
3.26 km

Emigranti

Piazza San Giorgio, 23829, Varenna (LC)
16/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Emigranti
4.39 km

All'ombra del lago... di cieli, di terra e di acqua

Villa Monastero
Viale Polvani, 4
24/05/2024 - 23/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
All'ombra del lago... di cieli, di terra e di acqua
4.41 km

Anello del monte Muggio

ritrovo in Via Monte Muggio
Via Monte Muggio, 23831, Casargo, LC
01/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Anello del monte Muggio
4.45 km

Antonio Ghislanzoni e l'umorismo moderno musicale

Sala Fermi di Villa Monastero
Viale Polvani, 23829, Varenna, LC
01/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Ghislanzoni e l'umorismo moderno musicale
4.48 km

Quartetti scapigliati

Sala Fermi di Villa Monastero
Viale Polvani, 23829, Varenna, LC
01/06/2024
  • Music and show
Quartetti scapigliati
4.48 km

Corenno Plinio. Borgo, Castello e Chiesa di San Tommaso

Borgo di Corenno Plinio, 23824, Dervio (LC)
06/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Corenno Plinio. Borgo, Castello e Chiesa di San Tommaso
4.76 km

Startrekking al monte Muggio

Via Monte Muggio all'Alpe Giumello
14/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Startrekking al monte Muggio
4.86 km

Art Exhibition "Stanza" by Nancy Cadogan

Torre delle arti
Salita Plinio 25, Bellagio (CO)
12/05/2024 - 05/08/2024
  • Art & Culture
Art Exhibition "Stanza" by Nancy Cadogan
7.39 km

#FuoriOrticola

Giardini di Villa Melzi
Lungo Lario Manzoni
09/05/2024 - 31/05/2024
  • Top Events
#FuoriOrticola
7.57 km

Tramonto sul Lago

Lungolago Europa
Lungolago Europa, 22021, Bellagio (CO)
01/06/2024
  • Top Events
Tramonto sul Lago
7.6 km

Spring Market

Lungolago Europa
Lungolago Europa, 22021, Bellagio (CO)
02/06/2024
  • Lifestyle
Spring Market
7.6 km

Escursione al rifugio Bietti

ritrovo in Cainallo
ritrovo in Cainallo, 23825, Esino Lario, LC
29/06/2024
  • Active & Green
Escursione al rifugio Bietti
7.76 km

Trekking esperienziale: forest bathing

ritrovo in Località Alpe di Paglio, 7
Località Alpe di Paglio, 23831, Casargo, LC
14/07/2024
  • Active & Green
Trekking esperienziale: forest bathing
8.06 km

Trekking fotografico verso la grotta dei Darden

Via Mascheri, 3
24/08/2024
  • Active & Green
Trekking fotografico verso la grotta dei Darden
9.04 km

Trekking in Valvarrone: gli alpeggi e gli antichi mestieri di Premana

Via Giabbio, 283
28/09/2024
  • Active & Green
Trekking in Valvarrone: gli alpeggi e gli antichi mestieri di Premana
9.29 km

Le cantine di Lierna - 11^ edizione

frazioni di Villa e Bancola
23827, Lierna, LC
01/06/2024
  • Food & Wine
Le cantine di Lierna - 11^ edizione
9.75 km

Activities

VARENNA AND ITS HAMLETS and olive oil tasting

  • Villages
VARENNA AND ITS HAMLETS and olive oil tasting
3.79 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

Paragling Tandem on Lake Como with Flylibell

  • Active & Green
Paragling Tandem on Lake Como with Flylibell
6.41 km

Let's taste Como Lake

  • Active & Green
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

  • Lifestyle
Bellagio Travel Guide: the complete guide
7.35 km

Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como

  • Villages
Bellagio, the pearl of lake Como
7.57 km

VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO AND SACRO MONTE IN OSSUCCIO along the Greenway

  • Active & Green
VILLA DEL BALBIANELLO AND SACRO MONTE IN OSSUCCIO along the Greenway
11.89 km

Where to sleep

LT LAGO SERENO di Cesare Cereghini

BELLANO
LT LAGO SERENO di Cesare Cereghini
281 mt

LT CASA ALIADE di Silvia Maria Riccardi

Bellano
LT CASA ALIADE di Silvia Maria Riccardi
281 mt

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 STUDIO LAKE di Emanuele Vedani

BELLANO
cav STUDIO LAKE di Emanuele Vedani
301 mt

UNFORGETTABLE, THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE di Susanna Cornaggia

Bellano
UNFORGETTABLE, THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE di Susanna Cornaggia
301 mt

CAV THE BEACH - DESIGN STUDIO srls

Bellano
CAV THE BEACH - DESIGN STUDIO srls
301 mt

MERIDIANA

Bellano
MERIDIANA
301 mt

LT di Maria Raffaella Liaci

BELLANO
LT di Maria Raffaella Liaci
311 mt

LT di Nicla Maya Sambvani

BELLANO
LT di Nicla Maya Sambvani
311 mt

LT LAKE FRONT, DIRECTLY ON THE WATER di Alessandra Mensi

Bellano
LT LAKE FRONT, DIRECTLY ON THE WATER di Alessandra Mensi
311 mt

LT TERRACE ON THE LAKE di Andrea Marin

Bellano
LT TERRACE ON THE LAKE di Andrea Marin
311 mt

CAV VILLINO - DESIGN STUDIO srls

Bellano
CAV VILLINO - DESIGN STUDIO srls
311 mt

LT (SUB 04) di Marco Lambrugo

BELLANO
LT (SUB 04) di Marco Lambrugo
324 mt

LT (SUB 03) di Marco Lambrugo

BELLANO
LT (SUB 03) di Marco Lambrugo
324 mt

LT "LAKEVIEW HOLIDAY - village center attic" di Rachele Bonacina

BELLANO
LT
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

LT MISSULTIN di Giampaolo Greselin

Bellano
LT MISSULTIN di Giampaolo Greselin
387 mt

cav COMOLAKE HOUSE - A. VOLTA di Anna Prandi

Bellano
cav COMOLAKE HOUSE - A. VOLTA di Anna Prandi
387 mt