Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio is another example of a villa that is reflected in Lake Como, with a large and scenic park, which occupies almost most of the promontory. In the park, Count Serbelloni (1788) had carriage tracks, avenues and paths built for a length of almost 18 km. On the Count's death, the villa passed from ownership to ownership and at the end of the nineteenth century it was transformed into a hotel. The complex was then purchased by the American Ella Walker, who lived there and then donated it on her death to the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, which still owns and manages it. Today the villa houses the luxury hotel Villa Serbelloni and is the site of the Foundation's conferences and study stays. Visit the gardens of Villa Serbelloni If the villa is not open to visitors, tourists can however visit its gardens, which are open to the public only accompanied by a guide. You will be able to walk among lush vegetation with Italian gardens: cypresses, olive trees, hedges that shape the terraces, geometric flower beds and subtropical species. From the park you can admire the spectacular panorama of the lake, which forks into two branches, offering breathtaking views that open onto the peaks of the Orobie pre-Alps.