5 Reasons To Relocate To Lake Como

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  • March 22, 2021

The pandemic has changed the world drastically. Over the last twelve months, health issues, working conditions and the business environment have undergone more changes than in the last twelve years. Smart workspaces have emerged to peoples’ delight, fast fashion is taking a backseat, and the continuous lockdowns have left many craving an escape.

Are you looking for a place that is no short of being as close as you can get to a paradise on Earth? Lake Como is your answer. It’s the perfect place for you to spend your sabbatical year, get your vacation home, settle on your post-retirement life or relocate permanently. Here are five reasons why relocating to Lake Como may be one of the best decisions you won’t regret making.

The Lake Como Ambience

As the Italians call it, Lago di Como is one of the deepest lakes in all of Europe. This inverted Y-shaped lake is surrounded by the charming towns of Como, Cernobbio, Moltrasio, Laglio, Torno, Bellagio, Menaggio, and more. 

The lush green hills that hang low upon the lake waters make for the most scenic location ever. Through the early hours of the day, one can see the light hit the lake waters and make them shimmer like steps descending from the sky. 

Evenings by Lake Como reveal the most dramatic spectacle. You see the hilltops covered in cloud fluff, stunning sunsets, truly the kind of magical views you would think straight out of a Disney movie. Dinning on a terrace admiring the sunset or fancy walking around the lake in the morning are just daily routines here.

Lake Como offers much more than what meets the eye. The wildlife and the scenery are not all it has to offer. One can find the locals practicing agriculture, farming, and freshwater fishing in the lake’s northern parts. Lake Como is also where sailors, windsurfers, hikers, and kite surfers are at their happiest. Some many breathtaking adventures await you at Lake Como!

Horse riding Lake Como
Photo: Silvia Valsecchi

Pleasant Weather Throughout the Year

Lake Como has a continental climate. Here you get to experience every season at its best. The summers are hot, and the winters are mild. The water of Lake Como plays a significant role in regulating the climate. It acts as a thermal reserve by absorbing the summer heat and ensuring the weather is clement.

Lake Como offers the most stunning spring season. Blooming flowers surround the lake, and the houses are covered in Wisteria, leaving a pleasant fragrance lingering in the air. Visitors from around the globe marvel at springtime at Lake Como. 

 Autumn, with its snow-covered peaks, enjoys just as much awe. The residents get to live in a fairytale for twelve months every year! 

Tirlindana Ristorante

A Cultural Hub

Apart from leisure sports, Lake Como also extends itself to embody cultural practices that began long ago. 

Lake Como is surrounded by towns full of ancient architecture that speak volumes about past cultural practices. The remains of the great Roman Baths are still visible to this day.

One cannot possibly miss Lake Como’s villas while talking about its rich culture. Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi d’Eril, Villa Monastero are unavoidable places to enjoy at any season. The ancient villas’ gardens are charming and poetic, making for stunning walks in their midst.

Every year Lake Como hosts several famous events like Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, Orticolario (flower and design exhibition), Miniartextil (Fiber Art Exhibition), The festival of lights on the Comacina Island, Città dei Balocchi (Christmas light Festival) and many others.  

Moreover, living on Lake Como, you can quickly get to pretty much cultural events anywhere in Italy. Venice’s, Rome’s, Florence’s, and Torino’s art and cultural treasures are just a few hours away from Como by train or car. 

Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

Geographical Position and Proximity to Malpensa Airport

Lake Como is conveniently located: you can reach Milan with its international airports, Linate and Malpensa, within a 50-minute drive (49 km). From Malpensa, you can fly to any place in the world. The airport is connected to train stations that take you to Milan’s city centre, and from there it takes just 40 minutes to Como. So, you have your getaway spot in Lake Como, and at the same time, conveniently connected to the outside world through the Malpensa Airport.

The Swiss border is 7 km away from Como, and the city of Lugano (with its regional airport) is only 41 km (about 45 minutes by car). Famous ski resorts like St. Moritz, Bormio, Medesimo and Livigno are only 2.5 and 3 hours away by car.  In other words, having your base in Lake Como, you can easily travel to any Italian city, European capital and global megapolis. 

sky resort near Lake Como

Connect with an International Community

Lake Como is home to many foreigners who visit it all year round and often decide to transform their trip into a more permanent affair. That’s what the beauty of Lake Como does to you!

You are very likely to bump into folks who speak your language. The numerous activities and clubhouses tend to bring English-speaking folk together into bubbly communities of their own in Como.

There is also a Como International School for English-speaking children and some other schools with English programs.  

Lake Como is also dearly beloved by celebrities like George Clooney, who owns the Villa Oleandra in Laglio. The lake has been a cherished housing spot for aristocrats since Roman times. Nowadays, Madonna, Gianni Versace, Ronaldinho, Sylvester Stallone, Meghan Markle is a few among the rich and famous who spend time in Lake Como.

Life by the lake is such that it captivates and inspires everyone who stops by!

Music festival Lake Como


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