If you are thinking of the hills of Tuscany and Umbria, the famous beaches or the crowded art cities, well: change your mind. The Italy of Northern lakes is one if a different kind, directly tied to a past of a relaxed, wealthy life, with a discreet charm.
On Lake Como, life's rhythm is dictated by the placid movement of the water, the quiet life of the villages reflected on it, and the paths of the mountains that frame it.
The views of the lake are informed by a vintage idea full of charm: the stairways that end in small piers, the narrow alleys of the villages. Everything contributes to a uniform and well-finished image.
If you don't know Comasina Island, the villas on the wooded slopes (always framed by beautiful English gardens); if you haven't enjoyed the slow movement of the occasional sailboat that transforms a glimpse of the landscape into the work of a painter… you are missing an Italy that is often considered minor, but which is just not "minor".
Last but not least, add a gastronomic tradition made of lake fish, cheeses, and desserts, and you'll have a well-rounded stay in your prestigious villa for rent on the lake.
Renting a luxury villa on the lakefront of Lake Como is the pass for a relaxing and exclusive holiday: an out of the ordinary, never predictable one.