Gardens of Villa Melzi
The stunning English-style gardens of the grand neo-classical
Villa Melzi, which was built in the nineteenth century and now
functions as a museum, stretch along the shore of Lake Como and
follow different themes including an oriental garden, a rock
garden, a bamboo grove and an orangery. The gardens also feature
sculptures and statues and a beautiful chapel.
Museum of Navigation Instruments
This fascinating private collection of rare and antique
navigation instruments resides in a tower-shaped house and features
among its many exhibits eighteenth-century telescopes of Venetian
origin, a selection of compasses, solar clocks and marine
chronometers from different maritime eras and an impressive
planetarium cast in brass.
La Punta Spartiventa
This picturesque park, situated where Bellagio's central
headland meets Lake Como is an idyllic spot for a stroll among the
linden trees, a romantic picnic or simply to recline on a bench and
take in perhaps the town's best views of the Lake and the distant
Swiss Alps. La Punta Spartiventa also features a small marina where
steps lead into the lake to enable swimming. Those less inclined to
take a dip can enjoy the charming waterfront restaurants and coffee
shops found here.