Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

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Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy’s chapter on Lombardy and the Lakes has to say about Bellagio:

“The place that inspired the Las Vegas casino (the same one involved in a heist in Ocean’s 11) lives up to its fabled reputation. Bellagio’s sapphire-blue harbour, maze of stone stair¬ cases and colourful shuttered buildings are truly enchanting. Although summers and weekends teem with visitors, if you turn up on a weekday outside high season, you’ll have the little village almost to yourself.”

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Bellagio seemed to be a ‘must-see’ because of it’s association with Las Vegas and the Hollywood movie, but we didn’t find it at all interesting or inviting. All the little homes have been turned into high-end shops, gelato cafes or restaurants and there wasn’t any sense of it being a place where people actually ‘lived’. Still, I’m glad we checked it out because if we’d given it a miss, I might have always wondered what it was like.

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