Properties for sale in Lake Como
"That branch of the Lake of Como, which turns toward the south between two unbroken chains of mountains, presenting to the eye a succession of bays and gulfs, formed by their jutting and retiring ridges, suddenly contracts itself between a headland to the right and an extended sloping bank on the left, and assumes the flow and appearance of a river. The bridge by which the two shores are here united, appears to render the transformation more apparent, and marks the point at which the lake ceases, and the Adda recommences, to resume, however, the name of Lake where the again receding banks allow the water to expand itself anew into bays and gulfs."
[A. Manzoni, I Promessi Sposi, Chapter 1 ]
That's how Alessandro Manzoni begins his famous novel "The Betrothed", describing this wonderful place that have been attracting several voyageurs and celebrities from all over the world.
Como is one of Italy's most desirable locations because it is set against the backdrop of enchanting Alpine vistas and it offers holidaymakers pure beauty and tranquility that is unrivalled anywhere else in the world.
The tranquility of these places and the proximity to Switzerland and the most important cities in northern Italy, makes it a very convenient destination to reach.
The first part of the lake is well-known for its nature trails and for its picturesque streets across the old town and along the lake, as well as for the properties known as Villa Olmo, Villa d'Este and Villa Carlotta.
The upper lake is mostly characterized by privately owned villas where residents spend their summer holidays escaping the stress of their home life and enjoying the unique atmosphere surrounding it which is pleasant and relaxing.
The friendliness and the discretion of the local people make it a rare place where tourists feel warmly welcomed as if they were at home.
Living the Lake Como Lifestyle means embracing the heart of the Italian culture: its culinary arts, its people and its incredible nature.
Buying a property on Lake Como is a rare journey into elegance, a taste of the most exquisite Italian refinement – only 30 minutes away from Northern Italy's major airport.