From the first edition until today, with more than two hundred events, the festival has traced out a route of art, music and literature in a project of cultural tourism that spans the entire Lake region.
It has come alive through the legacy of great figures from international musical heritage like Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner and Arturo Toscanini,
and draws inspiration from personalities of art and literature like Stendhal, Flaubert, Manzoni and many others,
representing a historical period in which Italy was sought out by intellectuals, and the journey to Italy was seen as an obligatory formative experience
for each and every artist.
In 2012 and in 2013, the artistic merit of the festival was recognized by the President of the Italian Republic, who bestowed his Medal of Honour
upon the Festival of Bellagio and Lake Como.
More info and the full program please check http://www.bellagiofestival.com
Please find some B&B located nearby:
B&B Sosta sul Lago (Lezzeno) http://www.beblakecomo.it/en/?option=com_k2&view=item&id=38:b-b-sosta-sul-lago&Itemid=459:b-b-sosta-sul-lago&Itemid=459
B&B Masso Grasso (Nesso)http://www.beblakecomo.it/en/?option=com_k2&view=item&id=208:b-b-masso-grasso&Itemid=798:b-b-masso-grasso&Itemid=798