Lake Como will surprise and delight all with the rich and varied places and activities.
There are many places to explore around the lake and every year the number of shows, festivals and activities grow. Lake Como ensures there is always something new to discover on every visit.
Brexit – more Italian property opportunities The financial markets got it wrong and the UK unexpectedly voted to leave the EU yesterday, throwing markets into a period of considerable uncertainty. While this may not be what you wanted it does offer opportunities...Read more
Many describe Cernobbio as the ‘Chelsea’ or ‘Beverley Hills’ of Lake Como, yet you will find that it has surprisingly few international home owners. There are very few lakefront properties and most of the large villas set back further on the flat area of the town do not have lake views...relatively few international buyers have chosen to buy their Lake Como property in Cernobbio Alta, so it retains its largely Italian character...Read more
The JetLev is lots of fun and will draw astonished crowds as you can reach a height of 8.5 metres and apparently a maximum speed approaching 50 kilometres per hour. It’s appropriate that it has a home on Lake Como as James Bond films have been shot on and around the lake, in particular using Villa Balbianello as a backdrop for the recent Bond film Casino Royale.Read more
Property Prices on Lake Como
The global financial crisis sharpened the desire to spend wisely. Many buyers are looking for value – wanting to find a decent bargain. For those seeking a bargain this is fertile hunting ground; it multiplies choice and, with wise selection, provides that ‘bargain’Read more
Finding Value on the Italian Lakes
One surprising fact that seems to elude most market commentators is that there are two distinct markets on the Italian lakes. There are homes for Italians, their main home, and homes that appeal to international buyers. There is little overlap between the two, and the pricing is quite differentRead more
Skiing on Lake Como
Lake Como would not be the first name on your lips for planning a winter ski trip, but it is worth considering if you are looking for a different type of ski holiday. If you base yourself in Argegno, you can spend an afternoon on the small pistes just above San Fedele, a mere 15 minutes’ drive...Read more
Enthusiasm for spending time on Lake Como is undimmed and the modern-day popularity of Lake Como is set to continue.Read more
Brianza Motor Show
The Brianza Motor Show is held every year and well worth a visit to see the exceptional cars and motorcycles with over 200 stands to visit.Read more
Castagnata – Lake Como Autumnal Traditions
It’s reaching that time of year and autumn is gently settling on the lake. That means it is time for the Italian autumnal traditions to commence and in restaurants around the lake you will now see chestnuts on the menu.Read more
Time to buy a wonderful slice of Italian history?
Ultissimo has been approached by a small number of Italian families who are looking to sell wonderful homes, on Lake Como in particular, that have been in the family for generations. They realise the attraction of these historic homes to the international market and we understand the rarity and attraction of these opportunities.Read more
Summer Festivals on Lake Como
Lake Como has a schedule of international cultural events every summer in a number of locations around the lake. The splendour of its villas and parks are the perfect setting, gifting visitors, locals and home owners’ memorable experiences.Read more