The breakfast - enough to make you going for a while. You can
choose different types of eggs, you're having the best
croissants, most days fresh-squized orange-juice and - of course -
coffe. A perfect start.
The location - we walked less than a minute down the charming steps, then we were at the promenade. There'a a newspaper-shop just down that street and to the left. I went down there almost every day, bought the newspaper (in English) and went back to the B&b, sat in the pink chairs, opened the doors to the small balcony and read the newspaper. Even though it's not a panoramic view of the lake, you can glimpse some of it, and you can also see the mountains (at least if you live on the top floor as we did) lovely!
The B&B - yes, you live on top of actually two restaurants. One on the ground floor, that serves pizza (and breakfast), and one Terazza -on the first floor, we're more expensive meals are being served. If you go to bed at ten o'clock, you will be able to hear the tumbling and mumbling from waiters on the Terazza, but then again - you will also be able to hear the church every hour and at 8 in the morning, where it's playing a whole song. You'll be able to hear people just down on the narrow, narrow street and sometimes the boats honking if someone's in the way. If you find that a problem, don't live this central. If you, like us, would like your vacation to be authentic, choose Locanda Barcetta. And to be fair, everything in the area is quiet around 11-11.30 pm.
I could go on - Thankyou Locanda!
Sometimes our tables and belongings got more dustier after the maid had
done her job. Though in general, the room was very clean.
Bellagio is wonderful. Beautiful. You can just sit by the lake and look at the water and mountains surrounding you. But if you want to do 'something' it's more expensive than the rest of Italy. Lake Como is the playground of the rich: rent a boat for 45 minutes for 100 euro, rent a Ferrari, private tours in lovely looking boats. A one-way ticket from Bellagio to Varenna costs as much as a 24hour metro-pass in Milan. (4,5euro). The town/areas is expensive if you're on a budget. It's possible to make it anyway - you can find cheap lunch and dinner, if you're looking for it, but the main audience for the shops, the restaurants and the amusements are the ones who're not thinking about the money. (This has nothing to do with Locanda Barchetta, just the general feeling about the city)