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Photograph of the week: Lightning bolt over Bellagio

Bellagio forms part of the golden triangle on Lake Como, comprising Menaggio, Varenna and Bellagio. This small and beautiful town with luxurious hotels and villas is extremely popular with overseas visitor and has been crafted by the Romans and the last few thousand years of mixed governance. Bellagio has seen many storms in its history and the region is famous for these spectacular displays. Lightning bolt over Bellagio Thank you to Sue Vaughton of Discovery Holiday Homes Ltd. for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Hi Paul,

    There are many world-famous names & places from around Europe that I’ve heard mentioned by don’t know anything about because I have not yet traveled through Europe.

    Bellagio is one of them. Thanks for the head’s up on this famed travel destination.

    I love storms, lightening and thunder, so I’ll have to add Belaggio to my list of places to visit when I tour Italy.

    I was super lucky while staying at Marrina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore to get a photo of myself from the rooftop pool with, not one but two, bright bolts of lightening behind me! It’s always amazing to see shots of lightening.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Best regards, Lash

  2. I stayed at the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio for a few nights quite a few years ago. Beautiful hotel and the views are wonderful. I remember one night we were woken by a noise and right out of our window, there was a boat/barge on the lake letting off loads of fireworks (for a wedding, I think). It was a spectcacular site as the display was reflected in the lake.

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