Vista dOro New Website

April 11th, 2016 by No comments »

View from Vista d'OroThe beautiful residences built overlooking the Lake and the town of  Varenna have a new website all of their own.

This fantastic location makes for a wonderful holiday base. The views are stunning, there is plenty of parking, swimming pools and modern facilities in each apartment. One and two bedroom apartments are generally available and all can be booked online, or you may wish to call the office and discuss your needs in more detail.

Varenna is probably the most idyllic village on Lake Como, even more so than Bellagio and is also on the car ferry route AND has a train station. The roads however pass behind the village on this shore and do not disturb the quiet of the village itself, with its narrow cobbled streets, abundant cafes and restaurants.

More information can be found at the website itself: Visa d’Oro Varenna

All New Lake Como Directory

December 6th, 2015 by No comments »

If you are looking for that something special to do on the Northern Lakes of Italy, then Lake Como Homes brings you a new directory where local businesses may also add their own.


Things to do Lake Como

New Year 2015

January 10th, 2015 by No comments »

Christmas has passed and Expo 2015 is coming!

The following was our email over Xmas 2014. Click the image to see the Christmas Card.

2015 Expo Milan

Thinking of Buying & Renting

June 30th, 2014 by No comments »

There is a growing number of people buying and spending time on Lake Como!  The reasons are obvious, you only need to visit the Lake once to be enraptured and captivated!

Buying can be a simple exercise provided you use the right company. All the usual rules apply when buying but can be concentrated to that old school issue: “Do your homework”.

Also many people want to rent out their new holiday home to help pay the mortgage or loan. There are many properties to rent on the lake, which just goes to show how popular it is!  The lakeside villas are expensive but command excellent weekly rentals, however the hills around Menaggio, Varenna, Argegno etc have a wide and varied selection of houses and apartments that can command unbelievable views and are a walk or short drive from the local town or village.

There are some considerations when renting however and the following are pointers to appointing an agent to look after your home and business!

This subject is more involved than you might think, there is the absolutely vital cleaning, management and  emergency call out to be considered. Living hundreds of miles away is not easy and using local friends, the lady next door or even family may seem like a good idea until something goes wrong or they go on holiday etc.

Then there is marketing, booking, payments, enquiries, telephone calls, payments, professional photography, reviews, damage deposits, language variants, visas and more. Discovery Holiday Homes have a good section of the particular points to address on their website.

The industry has changed noticeably these days and many owners also want to market their own properties to friends and family without pushing them to the listing sites. Any good marketing company will supply owners with their own web sites. This means they can Facebook the site, Tweet it or simply add the links to their emails. These sites can synchronize with an agents booking systems and then there are no double bookings and payments are made easily. (A Discovery brand site) does just this. Owners websites such as are an ideal opportunity for the owner to establish more interest!

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 Site supplied by: Vacation Rental Software Company:

Your first step is finding a property and this can be no simpler than visiting a good agent who works long hours and will take you around a lot of properties, so you can sample the variety.

Holiday Property Solutions in Menaggio has offices and multi-lingual staff. You can do no better than visiting them or calling today!

January 6th, 2014 by No comments »


If you are considering Lake Como for 2014, we thought a few highlights and ideas may help to entice you to one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet! It’s a location for all seasons and reasons!

MAY: For the car or motoring enthusiasts there is the Concorso d’Eleganza in May. An unbelievable collection of prestigious, beautiful, valuable old and new motor vehicles set in stunning surroundings on the Lake’s edge.


SEPTEMBER: Then there is F1 at Monza in September. The F1 fans are loyal to Monza, a track that continues to enthrall and remains part of the fabric of Italian and European society.


ALL YEAR: See Lake Como from the water, the air or the peaks! The ferry trips are great, the walks down narrow streets and around the Lake’s edge are amazing, but different and equally amazing sights are experienced from the water!

For the more active the peaks and trails give another perspective on the Lake.  Or you can take a helicopter or float plane ride around the Lake!


SUMMER: Fireworks over the Lake with a mountain backdrop can be a very special experience. Isola Comacina has a summer fireworks festival to match international displays and is a highlight of the summer. There are others throughout the year, the most recent this New Years Eve.



Lake Como has a wealth of villas open to the public with a rich history and magnificient gardens. These spectacular homes are not to be missed!



Lake Como continues to attract celebrity status with the rich and famous of old dynasties and Hollywood actors often seen here!



With the largest selection of villas and apartments on Lake Como we can assist you to find your ideal accommodation and help have a great holiday.



Quite simply because we run the most comprehensive holiday service on Lake Como, we live there, we work there, we contract the owners properties and have been doing this for many years.

We also understand some people just want to use the Internet and “book on spec” (which you can do on our sites), but most of our guests have lots of questions. We believe a personal approach is the best and that is why we have local offices, answer phones, have knowledgable local multi-lingual staff, supported by professional finance, marketing and administration teams! Read more about our team.

Please watch our slide show on Lake Como!

Merry Christmas 2013

December 9th, 2013 by No comments »

Happy Christmas 2013