Ultissimo and Lake Como
Lake Como is a popular topic for the press, and we work with journalists and international press to ensure they have current information, particularly relating to the current property market. Please find a selection of articles below.
Daily Telegraph - Renovating Homes
2 Nov 2013 - Featuring Villa Convento in Torno on Lake Como which requires internal upgrading to meet a buyer’s personal taste.here
Daily Telegraph - Renovation Properties
1 Dec 2013 - Unique renovation properties featuring Castello Ferre just outside Stresa on Lake Maggiore. A large castle requiring full renovation.here
July 2013 - A roundup of some of the finest Italian Properties to invest inhere
Daily Telegraph - Homefront
22 Sept 2012 - Italy isn’t a deeply distressed market as there was no speculative bubble, but there is good value to be found.here
Country Life - Lakeside Heaven
22 May 2013 - An article discussing where to live on the Italian Lakes, a review of towns and villages on the Italian Lakes.here
Sunday Times - What's New?
13 Oct 2013 - Featuring Residenze Campo; a renovation project to create four luxury lakefront apartments in the Bay of Lenno with a private pontoon.here
Sunday Telegraph - Property Showcase
Property Showcase encompassing Lake Como. Full piecehere
Daily Telegraph - Built in Works of Art
24 August 2013 - 10 homes for sale with built in works of art; featuring the frescoed Villa Peduzzi on Lake Como. Full piecehere
Daily Telegraph - Una Vista Bellissima
20 Apr 2013 - an Italian Lakes comparison, and how new builds on Lake Como are moving towards tasteful and quality whilst period villas remain a key base attraction.here
The Times - Who's Back?
21 June 2013 - The British are back in town – British buyers are returning to Europe including the Italian Lakes, and in particular Lake Como.here
South Morning China Post - Tailoring to China Buyers
27 Feb 2013 - Fashion joins China and Italy together. Lake Como is the most popular destination of the Italian Lakes.here
Sunday Telegraph - La Dolce Vita
12 May 2013 - a review of Lake Como and where to be on the lake and how to find the best value and right home for you. Full articlehere
Sunday Times - High Hopes
3 Feb 2013 - discussing the Italian Alps as a European ski destination, and the ease of purchasing in Italy with the right guidance.here
Sunday Times - Still Waters Run Cheap
10 Feb 2013 - be cautious of buying a home more suited to a local purchaser even if it appears to be a bargain, as it is likely to be difficult to resell. Full articlehere
Independent on Sunday - Home or Abroad
6 Jan 2013 – In Italy, Lake Como remains the preferred location of choice for up-market second home owners. Full articlehere
Daily Telegraph - Sumptuous Homes
17 Jan 2013 - Featuring Villa Peduzzi with its infinity swimming pool 600m above Lake Como with amazing lake views. Full articlehere
Independent on Sunday - Grab 'La Dolce Vita'
9 Dec 2012 - The importance of knowing the market and finding the off-market properties. The full article ishere
Sunday Telegraph - Fantasy Property Shopping
23 December 2012 - Featuring Ultissimo’s Villa Peduzzi. Undergoing full restoration to return its original splendour, it has simply breathtaking lake views.here
CondeNast - La Dolce Vita
Nov 2012 - the best Italian properties on the market. Including the neighbouring apartment to George Clooney’s villa on Lake Como.here
The Telegraph - World's Best Views
9 Nov 2012 – featuring Ultissimo’s Villa Peduzzi dating from 1909 which is currently undergoing full restoration. Full featurehere
Asia Tatler - World's Most Desirable Real Estate
Oct 2012. The Secret Agents – Why using a buying agent with local knowledge can help you find the gems in the property market.here
Place in the Sun - Italian Property Prices Staying Steady
October 2012 - Paul explains how careful buyers can find attractively priced properties. Full articlehere
Wall Street Journal - Villa Convento
30 April 2013 - Villa Convento in Torno. With a rich history, stunning views and the opportunity to design and create your own living style. Full piecehere
Daily Telegraph - Buying a Village
22 Sept 2012 - Paul expounds on the importance of preparation before and during renovations in Italy. Full articlehere
The Times - Fall in Love with Lake Como
26 July 2013 Lake Como as a popular location and why people fall in love with it. Full articlehere
Country Life, March 2012
Lakeside Living – The appeal of lakefront properties on Lake Como to international buyers remains strong.
The Financial Times - Ego Warriors
October 2011 - The Financial Times wrote a piece detailing the complexities of off-market properties and the benefits of using discreet professionals to find the right home for you. You can read the full articlehere
The Sunday Times - Two Countries for the price of one
December 2011 - The Sunday Times featured an article on the benefits of buying a home which allows you to explore two countries on your doorstep and in particular the beauty and ease of Lake Como and Lake Lugano. For the full article, readhere
The Financial Times - Secrets of the Lake
The Financial Times talking about the off-market opportunities on Lake Como, and the difficulties of buying. You can find the full articlehere
Independent on Sunday - 4 September 2011
Monica Woodley discusses Lake Como as an affordable second home location.
You can read the full article
Spice Magazine, India Today - Realty Check
January 2011 - A feature in Spice Magazine on Villa Peduzzi. 'If there is romance and glamour in your heart, then opt for Lakeside Living on Lake Como.'
Spice Magazine, India Today. On the Waterfront
September 2011 - in depth discussion on Ultissimo's Property Search Service and the direct benefit to people looking to purchase.
Financial Times - Follow the smart money
05.03.2011 - 'buyers can find good value properties in areas including Laglio, Ossuccio, Sala Comacina, Argegno...' Full articlehere
Provincia di Como - featured in Financial Times
09.03.2011 - La Provincia picked up the recent Financial Times article. You can find ithere
Provincia di Como - featured in New York Times
27.05.2011 - International Herald Tribune article in the local Como newspaper - full articlehere
Elite Life - Villa Peduzzi
March 2011 - a feature in Elite Life which includes Villa Peduzzi.
The Sunday Times - A palazzo of your own
05.06.11 - featuring Italian historic properties and Villa Peduzzi.
Belcher is 'restoring the villa to its former glory'.
City AM - George Clooney's Neighbour
20.05.2011 - Huggins says Ultissimo have a 'small army of contacts'. Read the full articlehere
The Telegraph - Living the Lake Life
Discussing a property we found through Property Search, an apartment right next door to George Clooney. For the article, pleasehere
International Herald Tribune - Lake Como is back in business
27.05.2011 - Paul Belcher 'the market is especially lively'. The full article can be foundhere