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Pearl of the Lake
Few places are as romantic as Lake Como, and even fewer resorts as beautiful as Bellagio. Called the “Pearl of the Lake”, Bellagio's world class hotels and restaurants provide the perfect place to soak up the lake's famous panorama. The village is characterised by century-old buildings, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian wares.
Bellagio is the lake's leading resort. The self-proclaimed "Pearl of the Lake," it's a classy combination of prim tidiness and Old World elegance. If you don't mind that "tramp in a palace" feeling, it's a fine place to surround yourself with the more adventurous of the posh travelers. Arcades facing the lake are lined with shops. The heavy curtains, which hang between the arches, keep the visitors and their poodles from sweating. While the fancy ties and jewelry sell best at lake level, the locals shop up the hill.
Lake Como is famous among Italians for its shape — like a stick figure of a man with two legs striding out. Bellagio is located where the two legs come together (and the subject of funny, if crude, local rhymes you can learn when you visit). For a delightful break in a park with a great view, wander from the town right on out to the crotch. At Punta Spartivento — literally "the point that divides the wind" — you'll find a Renoir atmosphere — just right for a picnic while gazing north and contemplating the place where Italy is welded to the Swiss Alps.