• Dan Wrightson visiting properties in the lakes
    Lake Como,  Lake Maggiore,  The Italian Lakes

    Visiting properties in the Italian Lakes

    At the end of February I traveled out to the Italian Lakes, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, to see some of our houses and to inspect some new ones, which will come online soon. The weather was magical and slightly misty;  we saw some beautiful panoramas opening out in front of us as we drove around the shores. We tested restaurants, prodded mattresses, peered into bathrooms and bedrooms and generally tried to get the measure of all the properties. See some of the headlines below: Eva’s Cottage This private lakeside cottage sleeps 4 on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The garden runs right down to the shore, and then you…

  • Picnic on the beach Lake Como
    Active,  Children,  Lake Como

    6 things to do with the kids around Lake Como

    Take a boat trip Cycle along the edge of the Lake Play on the beach Visit an abandoned fort Go canyoning (or to Jungle Raider)  Eat outdoors in beautiful restaurants The Italian Lakes are north of Milan, at the foot of the Alps. Traditionally the playground of the elegant Milanese, the southern shores are lined with luxurious villas and elegant hotels, film stars and millionaires. But it’s not all glamour and glitz, the Italian Lakes are wonderful places to visit with your family. We all stayed in the North of the Lake as an extended family: here are our favourite 6 things to do with the kids around Lake Como!…