Living on Lake Como

Como is a charming and quiet town in the far north of Milan, exactly on the border with Switzerland, nestled on the most prestigious and renowned shore of the homonymous lake. The landscape is various, with pastures, woods, rugged rocks and picturesque villages overlooking the water and enchanting historic villas with parks and gardens.

The area of Central Lake, where the three branches meet, is the point with the mildest climate and the widest panorama and arriving by boat you can enjoy a breathtaking open view of the Bellagio promontory, the northern Grigna (the mountain overlooking Valsassina) and, on clear days, the “high Lake” with the Alpine chain in the background.

On the shore from Cernobbio to Menaggio lot of amazing villas parade in front of you, with gardens full of flowers and exotic plants.

Villa d’Este in Cernobbio (today one of the most renowned hotels in the world), Villa Passalacqua in Moltrasio, Villa Arconati in Lenno, on Punta Balbianello, Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo are just some of these fabulous architectural creations that lie on the western shore of the lake.

This beautiful and unique properties, in addition to the magnificent Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi in Bellagio, have drawn the most famous people of the international jet set. Actors, Russian tycoons, Italian entrepreneurs, the owners of the most known brand off fashion, of communication, of industry, international football stars and many others have bought properties on these shores.

Public administrations, then, own in Como and Cernobbio breathtaking villas.

Villa Olmo, so called because it was built on the site of a large elm tree, is the most famous and sumptuous of the Como villas. Since 1924 the Municipality has used it as a venue for cultural events, conferences and art exhibitions and, since 1982, the Scientific Culture Center “A. Volta” is based here, organizing international scientific courses, conferences and exhibitions.

Villa Erba in Cernobbio, moreover, is the location of many of the most important Italian and international meetings for politics and economics.

Como and its lake also host exclusive golf clubs. The nature offers enchanting landscapes that are perfect settings for the events organized for the main circuits.

The “Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club”, founded at the beginning of the last century by four English gentlemen, in addition to being the second oldest in Italy, is considered “the most British” of all Italian courses. The Villa d’Este Golf Club, instead, was and is home to many International Championships in Italy.

These lands, known and frequented since the time of the ancient Romans, are still today a popular destination for purely foreign tourism, which appreciates the beauty of the places, follows the influx of famous people from all over the world and appreciates the proximity to Switzerland (land with whom there has always been a strong exchange) and to Milan.

These are the qualities that make the city of Como, its lake and the lands that surround it a natural destination for quality investments that guarantee value over time.