Lake Como is a famous tourist destination, stretched out languorously at the feet of the mountains that surround it, dotted with elegant towns and villages. It's character changes from north to south so it's usueful to know which area will suit your personality. Are you a suave and chic, a Paul Belmondo of the 21st century, looking to cross the waters on an elegant Venetian speedboat? Then it's the south for you, perhaps in an elegant lakeside villa like "Riva del Lago" in Moltrasio.
Or are you more of an explorer, likely to be spotted kite-surfing on the lake, canyoning or climbing in the surrounding mountains? Then the northern end of the lake is more your style - maybe in the large and elegant modernist villa of Archimede, poised in its own extensive gardens close to an ancient monastery.