The original Bellagio

Lake Como in Northern Italy, famous for its charming homes and villas on picturesque cliffs, is becoming more and more traveled.  This Y-shaped lake has several towns around its perimetry.  The elegant town of Bellagio can be found where the arms of the Y intersect and we can see why someone would name a hotel after this beautiful destination. Lake Como is also well known to be site of many star studded vacation homes.  Both George Clooney and Gianni Versace have owned homes on this lake.  For those of us who are not able to be house guests of George, there are several housing options along the lake.  Travelers arriving by train to the town of Como can find modest to high end accommodations in this town.  A ferry connects Como to the other towns and villages (including Bellagio) and runs from morning til evening.  There is also a bus that travels between towns, but is not nearly as scenic.  The train ride from Milan to Como is just an hour, and flights into Milan from NYC tend to be cheaper than Rome!