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 have this jetty going out into the lake. A delight.

For more details: Eva’s Cottage

Casa del Pescatore

This lake-side property can only be approached on foot, walking down cobbled alleyways. When you first arrive somebody comes to help you with your luggage. Once you’re there, it is out of the world. Every window, every terrace look toward the lake that casts glittering light into every room. I found this really magical.

For more details: Casa del Pescatore

Riva del Lago

A very elegant villa on the elegant side of Lake Como. The billiards room is stunning, set above the lake and entirely clad in wooden panels. There is a private boat space here, and one can hire a boat if needed.

See more photos below:

For more details: Riva del Lago

The Garden at Riva del Lago
This is what the Lakes are all about - glittering sunshine off the calm lake waters
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Billiards Room
Not many billiard rooms have such fantastic views, surrounded on 2 sides by the lake's waters
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Riva del Lago
This elegant house has it's own private boat mooring, as well as a spacious garden and private swimming pool. sleeps 8
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I saw a number of other houses too, including some stunning properties not yet listed – watch this space. I’ll leave you with this wonderful terrace view from a modernist villa.

All the best

Rationalist Villa in the Lakes

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