One of the most beautiful places in the world, the Bellagio is well-known for its water features and famous museum. But beyond its visual appeal, there are actually lots of activities you can do there which don’t require spending a penny. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best things to do in Bellagio, including where to get all the necessary tickets. You can also read our in-depth review of the place if you’re considering visiting there anytime soon.
Museum Of Fine Arts
As the name would suggest, the museum specializes in presenting works of art. It also hosts special exhibitions of mostly contemporary artworks. The majority of the pieces on display are pretty pricey, so you’ll have to save up a lot of money to afford a visit there. Don’t fret, though, as some of the exhibitions are free. But you’ll still need to pay for the facilities – the gym, the pool, the café – so there’s no getting around it. You can get your money’s worth, though, as the art is really impressive.
The Botanical Gardens
A visit to the Botanical Gardens is a must for anyone who appreciates fine art and amazing landscapes. There are over 70,000 plant species in over a hundred acres of beautifully laid-out grounds. The sheer variety is amazing and the blooms are very pretty. There are also guided tours available which will introduce you to some of the local flora including camellias and rhododendrons. You’ll have to pay for the entry price to the gardens, but the experience is definitely worth it.
The Villa Borghese
Located in the center of the city, the Villa Borghese is a public park which has been frequented by artists and photographers for centuries. There are also lots of sculptures and fountains to admire, as well as a small zoo with animals from all over the world. In the middle of the park is a circular drive called the Rotonda, which leads to the Spanish Steps. You can also catch a glimpse of the magnificent Trevi Fountain from here.
The Trevi Fountain
Just a few minutes walk from the Villa Borghese will take you to one of the most photographed fountains in the world. The water flows from the mouth of a bronze statue of a boy into a large pool. You can sit down nearby and catch your breath or take a quick snap of the fountain with your phone. The top of the fountain is at eighty feet, so even if there aren’t any people around you, you’ll have plenty to admire.
The Giardini Park
While you’re in the northern part of the city, make sure to visit the Giardini Park. It’s not only home to the fantastic Venice International Film Festival, but also lots of green spaces, including a football pitch and a running track. There are also children’s playgrounds, ice cream vendors and musicians at certain times of the day. You can even get a gelato maker with you to create your own unique flavors at home!
The Accademia Art Gallery
Finally, we arrive at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, the Accademia. The hotel is located on the Piazza Accademia, which is directly in front of the gallery. It’s easy to get to from the city center, with lots of ferries and trams available. Even if you aren’t a guest at the hotel, you’ll most likely have to visit the gallery as it’s a must for anyone who’s interested in the arts. The gallery opens until 10 pm daily and the price is usually €15 to €20 for an adult and €10 to €15 for a child. The Accademia also has a decent in-house restaurant, so you can get a food and art fix.
Those are some beautiful places to visit. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a museum to go to.