Is it normal for hotels in Bellagio / Varenna to require credit card details? We have enquired about booking a room at either Hotel Bellagio in Bellagio, or Hotel Du Lac in Varenna, but both have required our credit card details to confirm the booking. Is this normal? At other places, we have been able to just pay a deposit by bank transfer, which we prefer for security reasons.
Also, Hotel du Lac in Varenna sounds more expensive than Hotel Bellagio - is it worth the extra cost?