P.zza San Giovanni Battista, 6 -, Bellagio 22021 Bellagio (Como)
The "Ittiturismo" (fisherman' restaurant) is situated in the fishermen's borough of San Giovanni, a small hamlet approx 1km far from Bellagio centre, reachable on foot for a romantic walk along the lakeside, passing through Loppia and the gardens of Villa Melzi. The lake, the pier, the most beautiful beaches are only 50 meters far.
Ichthytourism, i.e. Agritourism in order to enjoy the fish caught, in the Lake of Como, by the owner, Alessandro Sala, professional fischerman, a chance for knowing the fresh water fish and its own environment.
No less important is slightest way from the fishing net to the frying pan ( il pesce dalla rete alla padella).
A visit here isn't just about admiring the natural beauty of the lake : it's also about giving your taste buds a treat, savouring the different flavours of its cuisine and relishing its aromas.
In 1958 Rino, a professional fisherman, and his wife Graziella, taken over the two centuries years old “ Trattoria Mella”. They introduced a new activity, on the Lake of Como, which offered a good link between professional lake fishing and cuisine.
Today, Alessandro, a professional fisherman, keeps these traditions on.
In fact he catches fresh-water fish daily, then his wife Rosy proposes it in their menu.
2013 SPECIAL : we offer our Guests the opportunity of following Alessandro while he collects the nets from the water and then taste the fresh fish in the Ittiturismo. Only on reservation.
In the restaurant guests will have the opportunity to taste the typical cuisine based mainly on fish from the lake, but will also find a good selection of dishes for those who do not like fish.
The atmosphere is friendly, and guests have a good selection of other typical products that are sourced from local farms: cheese, olive oil, honey, jams, flour, meats.
The "Mella" has always kept its homely typicalness.
The menu is accompanied with homemade desserts and a good wine list also from the lake.
Parking, mooring for motorboats and public landing stage.
Holiday apartments are available to spend a relaxing break in one of the most beautiful village on the lake.
There are few places as romantic as Lake Como and even fewer lakeshore towns as charming as Bellagio.
This little village is situated in a privileged position on the tip of the promontory separating the Como Lake in two branches, making it a strategic point for seeing the whole lake.
Bellagio has lots of interesting places worth visiting, including Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni gardens, the Basilica of San Giacomo, the Romanesque chapel of San Giorgio and Punta Spartivento.
Walks around the suburbs of Bellagio scattered from the lake side to the top of San Primo mountain and enjoy lovely views, magnificient gardens and other private villas.
Thank’s its central location, you can easily visit the whole lake : everything you want to see in the lakeside villages is easily accessible by the frequent and cheap ferries. Lake Como is a great place to visit if your looking to enjoy the many activities that the lake offers like golf, water skiing, fishing, swimming, bicycle touring, kitesurfing & windsurfing, parachuting, rockclimbing, canoeing, horse riding, rowing and not least in the winter skiing.
San Giovanni is a the characteristic fishing hamlet with picturesque cobbled streets, a nice port where the fishermen's boats and the typical boats of the lake called “LUCIA” moor.
You can also visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, dating back to the 17th Century, the Museum of Nautical Instruments, the Bellagio rowing school which can boats 6 world champions and the best public beaches.
Inform the agriturismo of any animals at the time of booking.
Up to 60
Set menu + └ la carte
Rosy & family were wonderful, really welcoming and made us feel at home. The apartment was amazing, very stylish and designed with taste - it had all you could ask for!
The family's restaurant has delicious fresh fish from the lake (the risotto was incredible) - don't miss out!
We really have no complaints about our stay. It was an unforgettable experience, definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
An anecdote - while showing us the room, Rosy told us about Ice (their dog) who is the star of a Netflix show where he helps Alessandro with fishing on the lake. We watched the show that evening and were really excited to meet Ice the next day. If you stay here make sure you see the episode and meet Ice! :)
We stayed for two nights, eating in the family restaurant on one night. San Giovanni is a beautiful spot, within easy walking distance of the centre of Bellagio, which has some interesting shops and restaurants. Its steep, so be prepared to take your time.
The apartment was warm (we visited in October) and very well equipped. Very comfortable bed, good bathroom, all finished to a high standard. Standard, slightly disappointing breakfast...we opted to skip it and eat in town. Gaia was delightful and very welcoming.
Our meal in the restaurant was fresh, well presented and tasty. Minimum of "messing around with" as is the current trend, and maximum of flavour.
Bellagio is beautiful but somewhat infested with a small minority of very loud Americans who intrude on you own conversation from the other side of any restaurant. To any American visitors: you do not own Europe, and you should behave as respectful visitors, like most of your countrymen.
We stayed for 4 nights in the beautifully decorated and equipped "La Corte" appartment in the quiet fishing village of San Giovanni. Enjoyed a fantastic dinner with the family at the Ristorante Mella. I would recommend this to any couples wanting to have a lovely romantic getaway at the footstep of Bellagio.
Special mention to Gaia and the family - they made us feel at home. Can't wait to get back one day.
Pleased to meet you, I am Gaia and I am 23 years old.
I have been managing The Fisherman's Apartments since 2010 along with my family.
As well as we cook for the guests, we welcome the guests, we are responsible for communication.
It was a desire to to keep the family business alive which led me to run an agriturismo.
According to the guests, the best thing about our agriturismo is the warm family welcome.
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