Lake Como is the most famous of the major Lakes. Shaped like an upside-down Y, measuring around 160km in squiggly shoreline, it’s littered with villages, including exquisite Bellagio and Blevio, where the southern and western shores converge is the lake’s main town, Como.

Lecco, the other large town on the lake, sits where the southern shore meets the less-explored eastern shore. Among the area’s siren calls are some extraordinarily sumptuous villas, often graced with paradisiacal gardens.

Lake Como has been a popular retreat for aristocrats and wealthy people since Roman times, and a very popular tourist attraction full of artistic and cultural gems. It has many villas and palaces such as Villa Olmo, Villa Serbelloni and Villa Carlotta.

Many celebrities such as Matthew Bellamy, Madonna, George Clooney, Gianni Versace, Richard Branson have or had homes on the shores of the lake. So are you looking for a villa living in this beautiful part of the world?

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