Lake Como, situated just below the Alps, is scenic, serene and picturesque. The lovely Italian town of Bellagio on the edge of the lake is beautiful & charming. Bellagio is a small village at the tip of a long hilly promontory between the two southern branches of Lake Como. With lovely views, classy boutiques, two gardens to visit, picturesque lanes, a choice of restaurants and bars, and frequent boat services, Bellagio really is one of Italy's top holiday destinations. Lake Como deserves its reputation as a playground for the wealthy. Virtually deserted during the winter, the wishbone-shaped lake awakens from its slumber in mid-March when glamorous crowds begin flocking to the pretty towns clustered around its midsection: Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, Varenna.