is the destination
in our visiting tour on Lake Como. A list of destinations is available, each with an audioguide. We travel northbound, from Como to Piona.
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
From Bellagio's landing stage where the ferries dock you can take one of the many narrow, stepped streets up to Via Garibaldi, the main road running through the historic centre. On the left side, with your back to the lake, you come to the square where the church of San Giacomo is located.
The Basilica of San Giacomo
was erected between 1125 and 1150, enlarged in the Baroque period and recently restored. All that remains of the original building are three apses with a series of external dentils and small arches on the cornice and, in the interior, four capitals and the symbols of the Evangelists worked in relief on the ambo where the gospels were read.
was originally a tower, part of the long-gone walls of the town.
Inside the church, along the left aisle is an altar with a Deposition attributed to the school of Perugino; in the right aisle, a copy of the 16th-century Madonna of the Graces ascribed to Foppa (the original is kept in the sacristy).