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Bright 2 bedroom Townhouse for sale in Carate Urio, Lombardy
Ref 249566
Charming 2 bedroom townhouse, which is ideally situated within a prime location overlooking Lake Como and the harbour of Carate Urio and just a few steps from the lake. The picturesque lakeside v...
525,000 EUR
Immaculate 4 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river view in Varenna, Como, Lombardy
Ref 249565
Situated in Varenna, which is a renowned location on Lake Como, this very prestigious 4 bedroom 'liberty' style villa, which was built in 1930, has a private dock and is arranged on 3 levels with ...
3,450,000 EUR
Bright 4 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in Oliveto Lario, Como, Lombardy
Ref 249564
In the town of Oliveto Lario on Lake Como, this superb 4 bedroom has stunning and unique views over the lake. The villa is on three floors and enjoys excellent exposure to the lake on the south ea...
1,050,000 EUR
Bright 3 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river and countryside views in Pognana Lario, Lombardy
Ref 249562
Located in Pognana Lario, this beautiful 3 bedroom stone built house, which was fully renovated in 2015, is accessed along a pedestrian street and about 200m from a private garage. The property, w...
1,150,000 EUR
Exclusive 4 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river and countryside views in Lierna, Lombardy
Ref 249561
Splendid 4 bedroom detached villa, which was built in 2007, located in a quiet setting in Lierna and with lovely lake views and a heated swimming pool. Perfect for those seeking elegance and comfo...
1,000,000 EUR
Modern 4 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river view in Lierna, Lombardy
Ref 249558
Set in beautiful landscaped gardens with pool is this superb 4 bedroom villa enjoying panoramic lake views from its ideal location near all amenities in Lierna. This splendid detached property wa...
1,000,000 EUR
Lakeside Luxury Villa for sale with Lake  View in Laglio, Lake Como
Ref 248521
Superb luxury property, a combination of modern design, the highest quality finishes and state-of-the-art technology as well as an atmosphere of great charm. Built in 2024, the property stands ou...
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Waterfront 4 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river view in Carate Urio, Lombardy
Ref 248437
Enjoying breathtaking lake views from its idyllic waterfront location in Carate Urio, is this luxuriously renovated 4 bedroom fully furnished modern villa with amazing infinity pool and garden. T...
2,500,000 EUR
Perfect 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with lake view in Moltrasio, Lombardy
Ref 247589
Charming 2 bedroom second floor apartment with terrace situated in an historic villa built in 1924, fully renovated in 2020 and representing a masterpiece of design and subtle luxury less than a fi...
980,000 EUR
Wow factor 13 bedroom Villa for sale with lake view in Menaggio, Tremezzina, Lombardy
Ref 247151
Absolutely exceptional, luxurious fully furnished, turnkey villa with beautiful 3 bedroom guest house and 2 bedroom lodge, nestling in 2.5 acres of glorious landscaped gardens with amazing infinity...
22,000,000 EUR
Beautiful 2 bedroom Apartment for sale with lake or river and countryside views in Moltrasio, Lombardy
Ref 246584
Elegant 2 bedroom apartment located in Moltrasio, situated within an historic villa which was built in 1924. Fully renovated in 2020 and representing a masterpiece of design and subtle luxury, sit...
980,000 EUR
Lakeside 4 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river view in Mandello del Lario, Lombardy
Ref 246365
Stylish and prestigious 3 storey, 4 bedroom luxury villa nestling in half an acre of beautiful landscaped gardens while enjoying breathtaking views across the lake from its idyllic waterfront locat...
3,000,000 EUR
Wow factor 7 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river view in Moltrasio, Lombardy
Ref 246364
Absolutely sumptuous 3 storey, 7 bedroom luxurious villa with two separate houses, nestling in glorious landscaped gardens with expansive pool and boat house, enjoying breathtaking lake views from ...
14,000,000 EUR
Furnished 1 bedroom Apartment for sale in Menaggio, Tremezzina, Lombardy
Ref 245604
A conveniently and centrally situated single bedroom apartment within walking distance of Lake Como, in a desirable residence. This beautifully presented 90m2 property is found on the first floor...
380,000 EUR
Furnished 2 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river view in Menaggio, Tremezzina, Lombardy
Ref 245599
Desirable 2 bedroom property in the Loveno area of Menaggio with outstanding views of Lake Como, set in an impressive communal residence with excellent facilities. The bright 120m2 property is sp...
837,000 EUR
Furnished 2 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river and panoramic views in Menaggio, Tremezzina, Lombardy
Ref 245563
A nicely presented property in the desirable district of Loveno, Menaggio, with fabulous panoramic views of Lake Como and the mountains. The well-kept detached villa comes with living space of 2...
735,000 EUR
Income Potential 4 bedroom Villa for sale with lake or river view in Varenna, Lombardy
Ref 244908
Nestling in 3.7 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with woodland is this luxuriously renovated 4 bedroom villa with guest house, enjoying panoramic lake views from its enchanting location in Var...
2,800,000 EUR
Exceptional 15 bedroom Villa for sale  on Lake Como,   Blevio, Lombardy
Ref 244447
Outstanding and historic mid-Nineteenth Century residence, located directly on the shores of Lake Como. Built around 1840 by the Artaria family, music publishers of illustrious classical composer...
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Immaculate 5 bedroom House for sale with lake or river view in Bellagio, Lombardy
Ref 244026
Exclusive lakefront villa, located in a peaceful setting close to Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como with private pier and dock. The spacious 550m2 property was designed by renowned Architect Ico...
7,700,000 EUR
Grand 12 bedroom Villa for sale with panoramic view in Brunate, Lombardy
Ref 241978
For sale by auction June 27th. Delightful and spacious mountain villa with flourishes from the Art Nouveau period (Stile Floreale in Italian), set in over 3 acres of mature and lush landscaping, wi...
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Buying Lake Como Property

Set within an idyllic situation, with a backdrop of snow capped mountains and in verdant, wooded landscapes dotted with historic villas, Lake Como property is the perfect opportunity to buy into the very heart of Italian romance, passion and history.

Lake Como property provides a haven of tranquillity in the Lombardy area of northern Italy, combining outstanding natural beauty, towns packed with history and culture, and a wealth of attractions and activities. The area has long been a popular destination among the wealthy and aristocratic; from the Romans until the present day, with famous celebrities such as George Clooney and Madonna said to have owned Lake Como property.

The Lake

The lake itself is a ‘Y’ shape, fed by the Adda River, and surrounded by pre-Alpine mountains. It is one of Europe’s deepest lakes, and this causes the vast body of water to act as a heat source, raising the surrounding temperature, and resulting in a sunny, Mediterranean climate where sub-tropical plants grow year round by the majestic shoreline.

Lake Como Property

Lake Como property can be found in any one of the towns and villages that nestle on the banks of this stunning lake. The town of Como itself is situated at the head of the lake, and its 400 year history is literally written on the magnificent architecture of the town, with awe-inspiring churches and historic villas lining the streets. Within the old walls are also a whole host of designer boutiques, street-cafes and restaurants in a perfect fusion of historic beauty and modern facilities.

A short ferry ride away from Como is the village of Cernobbio, with a stunning waterfront location, and a little further north is the lake’s only island, Isola Comacina, which is especially worth a visit at the end of June during the St, John’s Day celebrations. These festivities are focussed on the ruins of the S. Eufemia basilica, and end with a dramatic procession and spectacular fireworks display that seems to reflect on the tranquil surface of the lake for miles around.

Tremezzo and Bellaggio Property

Amongst the many other locations is which to buy Lake Como property are Tremezzo, with its traditional lakeside promenade, and Bellaggio, known as the ‘pearl of the lake’. With its cobbled streets and breathtaking views, Bellaggio is known as one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. Another stunning choice for Lake Como property is the small fishing town of Varenna, which is characterised by steep, winding alleys, lined with houses strewn with flowers that provide it with a lovely, traditionally Italian feel. Varennna is also home to an ancient castle, and Italy’s shortest river, the Fiumelatte, which, at only 800ft long, is said to have puzzled the likes of the great Leonardo da Vinci. This river cascades dramatically into the lake between the months of March to October and then abruptly ceases in the winter months.

Wherever you choose to buy Lake Como property, you can be sure of an idyllic location, surrounded by majestic hills and serene waterfront locations. There are some true gems of restauranteuring, serving the very best of fine Italian cuisine, palm-lined promenades, picturesque pavement cafes, and a vibrant nightlife. Lake Como property truly offers the very best of the Italian lifestyle.

Throughout the Lake Como area there are many things to see and do. Lake Como property is never far away from a notable historic villa, church or monastery, many of which boast spectacular gardens and breathtaking views across the lake. As well as the rich variety of restaurants, bars and clubs that would be expected, there are opportunities to spend an evening cruising across the starlit lake, or tasting the area’s exquisite local wines.

There is also plenty for the more active wishing to buy Lake Como property. Avid golfers are always delighted by the range of courses in the area, and all are set within spectacular landscapes, and tennis is a particular passion of the locals. The Alps are within easy travelling distance of Lake Como property, and, of course, have extensive skiing facilities. Watersports of all descriptions are readily found on the banks of the mighty Lake Como, including speedboating and yachting, with mooring available in a purpose built modern marina.

Whether to enjoy the spectacular scenery, the Italian way of life, or an opportunity to enjoy some active pursuits, Lake Como property truly has it all.

Buying Real Estate in Italy

1. Making the Offer to Purchase (Offerta)

Once you have found the property you wish to purchase you will start the process by making a formal offer to the vendor, the estate agent will act on your behalf and put forward the offer, a deposit will be made available, generally around (10,000 - 20,000 EUR). Once the vendor has accepted the offer it will be formalised in writing to the vendor in both English and Italian. If this is accepted the deposit (Caparra Confirmatoria) will be paid to the vendor. This will form a legally binding contract. Neither party may withdraw at this point, the sale can be forced by either party or a claim for damages can be made. If the purchaser withdraws their deposit will be lost, if the vendor withdraws the purchaser can claim twice the deposit in compensation.

2. Signing the Preliminary Contract (Compromesso or Contratto preliminare)

The next step will take place between 1 and 3 months after the offer has been accepted, this is a formal agreement between the vendor and purchaser to sell and buy the property, this agreement is the Preliminary Contract and will contain the conditions and terms of the sale. It is important at this stage that you have a full understanding of all the details contained in the contract. We would strongly recommend that you appoint a Notary who is fluent in English. This document will include the purchase price, a detailed description of the property including completion date and will cover any obligations placed upon the buyer and the vendor. All information relating to the property including any planning permissions for the property and the cadastral details (a public record, survey, or map of the value, extent, and ownership of land as a basis of taxation). Once the Preliminary Contract (Contratto preliminare) has been signed a further deposit (Caparra Confirmatoria) will be paid, this will generally be 10% - 20% of the purchase price. There will also be an estate agents Commission Fee (Provvigione) which will need to be paid at this point.

3. Signing the Final Deed of Sale (Rogito or Atto Notarile)

The purchaser must have a bank account in order to make the purchase on completion. The signing of the final deed of sale which will authorise the transfer of the property must be overseen by a Notary (Notaio). The buyer will select and hire the Notary, but they are members of an independent body of public/professionals who will draft the purchase deed, they will oversee the passing of the title legally from the vendor to the purchaser. The Notary will also verify the legality of the documentation and registration with the Conservatoria dei Registri Immobiliari and the Local Land Register.

4. Formalities to be observed after Completion

Foreign buyers should obtain a certified copy of the Purchase Deed (Rogito), which the Notary will have lodged with the authorities. Generally this will be available to collect around 2 – 3 weeks after completion. The Notary will also give you a form to complete for the the local authority (Questura) who will have been given formal notice of the purchase. Your Notary will help you to complete this form. You will need to contact the utilities companies to set up new contracts (power, water, telephone, gas etc.). If the property is a flat, the condominium manager (Amministratore del condominio) should be informed of change of ownership of the property.

IMPORTANT - Disclaimer : All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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