Luxury Villas in Lake Como, Italy

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One of the most beautiful and enchanting places on Earth, Lake Como in the north of Italy is home to some exquisite luxury villas with their toes in the water.

There is a multitude of pretty waterfront villages dotted along the lake's edge to explore, all with a dramatic mountain backdrop and all oozing with effortless charm and with breathtaking vistas in every direction you will never get tired of gazing out over Lake Como from your luxury villa.

Villa Granato
Lake Como, Italy

Surely one of the most romantic retreats in the Italian lakes, Villa Granato is a cosy villa for two with a truly spectacular outlook straight onto Lake Como. The living space is stylishly contemporary with a hint of enchanted forest in the funky...

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
From €40,950 per week

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Villa Smeraldo
Lake Como, Italy

Hauntingly beautiful, Lake Como will stay with you forever, and there’s no finer way to enjoy it than ensconced in your own private villa. Villa Smeraldo is an oh-so-elegant luxury villa, beautifully presented and offering a level of sophistication...

3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
From €66,413 per week

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Villa Cira
Lake Como, Italy

Villa Cira can rightfully claim to be one of the most beautiful properties on earth, we think. Perched on the shore of Lake Como, which has inspired rafts of writers, artists, musicians and poets over centuries, this luxury villa has a truly...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From €42,000 per week

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Villa Maddelena
Lake Como, Italy

Villa Maddelena has the traditional good looks and luxury interiors of a stately home, but with a relaxed ambience that makes it feel really welcoming. Built in 1860 on a small hill among 25 acres of stunning gardens, Villa Maddelena enjoys an...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From €28,000 per week

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Villa Garrovo
Lake Como, Italy

What could be more perfect than a beautiful building, situated in one of Europe’s loveliest locations? Perhaps a five-star service, total privacy and luxury extras to pamper and indulge you… Built in 1833 and totally refurbished in 2015, this...

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
From €63,000 per week

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Villa Bambini
Lake Como, Italy

Lakeside living at its most lovely… this characterful and charming luxury villa on Lake Como is a delightful home-from-home in which you can relax and recharge close to nature. Villa Bambini is a very pretty property, built from Moltrasio stone...

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10 - 11
From €12,000 per week

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Villa Josephine
Lake Como, Italy

There aren’t many holiday properties in the world that truly live up to the hyperbole. This is one of them. Villa Josephine is a luxury villa on the banks of Lake Como, and it’s no exaggeration to say it’s among the most beautiful houses in...

7 Bedrooms
Sleeps 14
From €24,000 per week

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Villa Grandiosa
Lake Como, Italy

Part luxury holiday home, part art gallery, Villa Grandiosa is a really unique place to stay. This luxury villa on Lake Como is furnished with beautiful antique furniture, set off by sculptures, paintings and tapestries everywhere you look. The...

8 Bedrooms
Sleeps 19 - 23
From €37,000 per week

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Villa Cassandra
Lake Como, Italy

We don’t say this lightly, but Villa Cassandra must be one of the most exclusive luxury holiday properties in Europe - George Clooney isn’t one of the neighbours here for nothing. Lake Como, one of the deepest in Europe, is known for its wealthy...

9 Bedrooms
Sleeps 16 - 17
From €79,000 per week

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Villa Bellanna
Lake Como, Italy

Standing proudly between green mountains and the azure waters of Lake Como, Villa Bellanna is an impressive sight. The elegant palazzo is flanked by cypress trees, box hedges and stone statues, and is set in spacious formal gardens. Whether you’re...

10 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12 - 20
Price : On request

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Destination Guide: Lake Como

About Lake Como

Decadently beautiful luxury villas, pretty little window-box-clad houses and bars, seeming piled one layer on top of another all the way back to mist-topped mountains. And in the middle of all that, the still, blue waters of Lake Como: a calm oasis. The area is the stuff dreams were made of. It wasn’t an inspiration to artists from Wordsworth to Verdi for nothing.

Little water buses cross the lake all day long, between the pretty towns either side. Long after you leave you’ll remember the singsong sound of the ‘conductors’ calling out the names of the towns they’re to stop at… ‘Lenno, Tremezzo, Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio...’ The towns are all just as charming as their names would suggest and you could happily spend a week hopping between them and soaking up the atmosphere.

The lake is known for its amazing luxury villas, many with beautiful gardens. Don’t miss the Villa Balbianello in Lenno for jaw-droppingly wonderful formal gardens and vistas you’ll recognise from Casino Royale, or the Villa Carlotta over in Tremezzo.

There are man-made beaches along the very edge of the lake in places, but there’s just as much to see walking away from the lake and up into the cool of the mountains, where you can enjoy an aperitif in the evening with a view of the lake below.

And if you’re in search of a bit of luxury you’ve come to the right place, the area is soaked with swanky hotels and historic luxury villas to rent where you’ll feel like true Italian aristocracy. Lake Como is a playground for the rich and famous, and there’s plenty of space for anyone to play, too.

Best places to eat and drink in Lake Como

The local fish is wonderful - particularly the perch, straight from the lake, which you’ll see on many a menu in the area.

Some of the best restaurants in Italy are on the shores of Lake Como and you’ll be spoilt for choice when dining out of your luxury villa. From simple but fantastic pizzerias such as Pizzeria Balognett in Tremezzo, which reportedly serves the best pizza in the region, to the wonderful Locanda dell’Isola Comacina, a restaurant on Como’s island, which is accessible only by boat.

Best time to visit Lake Como

May, June and September will get the best combination of good weather and lack of crowds. July and August can be quite hot but watching a storm break over the lake from your luxury villa makes it all worth it. In winter months you won’t be able to eat al fresco but the area has a different kind of charm when all the other tourists have disappeared.

What we love about Lake Como

The view from the Al Veluu restaurant up in the hills. Great food, great Prosecco and a view you won’t stop talking about all night.