Property for sale on Lake Como
February 4th 2010
Lake Como is one of the three most famous lakes in Italy and has been popular with International visitors for centuries. Renaissance villas, castles and beautiful gardens are a reminder of the times when Como was a playground of the European elite. Its legacy continues today with Milanese fashion designers, footballers and Hollywood film stars all gracing its shores but you certainly dont have to be a celebrity to take part and a property in Como need not break the bank.
In comparison to its famous sister Garda, Como is a more tranquil and wooded lake with beautiful surrounding countryside. Just one hour from bustling Milan, the lake offers a calm and magical combination of mediterranean shrubbery and mountain peaks. It is 50km long and very deep. Good food, a relaxed lifestyle, warm summers and autumns make it a perfect destination for holidays.
The town of Como itself is very pretty and has an old walled section with an impressive cathedral and many Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Menaggio on the west of the lake offers some lovely beaches and Belaggio in the south is most definitely the prettiest town on the lake with cobbled streets, pretty piazzas and lovely views. Other interesting towns include Limonta, Tremezzo and Lezzeno.
What does the Lake offer?
In addition to visiting the various pretty towns around the lake (Como has a twice weekly market which is worth a visit), there are a wealth of activities on offer from golf to tennis, boating and fishing. In the winter, the area offers excellent access to nearby ski slopes of Madesimo. The lake also offers easy access to the many beautiful cities in northern Italy, such as Milan, Bergamo, and Turin, where there is no shortage of culture, history and designer shops! The increasing numbers of designer outlets are just a short distance away.
This area benefits from being within easy reach of three airports; Bergamo, Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate which have flights from regional airports throughout the UK. Some connections as follows:
Property for sale
There is a large range of property available around the lake, many with breathtaking views, from wonderful period villas to brand new apartments and smaller properties in the hills. Parts of the lake are extremely expensive and on a par with Tuscany but there are many options that will meet the budgetary requirements of those on a budget. Here a just a few of our properties on Lake Como:
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