View of Bellagio from Vergonese.
The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center is located on a peninsula in the middle of Lake of Como, in northern Italy. Situated on 53 hilly acres, the Center was originally owned by the Princess Della Torre e Tasso, who donated it to the Rockefeller Foundation in 1959. Most of the approximately 30 employees working at the center come from the Bellagio region.
The small village of Bellagio, with a population of about 3,000, is very quiet during the cold months of winter. But in the summer, this town, also known as “the pearl of lake Como,” is bustling with tourists from all over the world.
The Bellagio Center’s conferences and residencies bring together people of diverse expertise and backgrounds in a thought-provoking, collaborative environment to promote innovation and impact on a wide range of global issues. The Bellagio experience fosters a robust exchange of ideas between scientists and artists, theorists and practitioners, those who make policy and those who are affected by it. It brings people together from countries far and wide, inspiring them to find common ground.
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