We have visited Lake Como several times over the past few years, and enjoyed the peace and tranquility. We've stayed in Como itself, as well as Menaggio and Bellagio, the latter two cities belong to the "golden triangle" which includes Varenna. The golden triangle cities are very different in character and atmosphere, and we've found Varenna to be the most preserved and authentic (no main roads through the city), the most peaceful, especially the hills close to Perledo and Gittana. We chose Varenna to purchase our second home, as it is also the most romantic city of the triangle, while having direct access to Bellagio and Menagio by Ferry if we want to do shopping or business respectively. There's a Youtube video by Rick Steve's that gives a nice impression of what to expect from Varenna. Varenna also has many excellent dining opportunities, and there's a train that connects to Milan (only the Varenna side of the Lake has train access).
Our experience with BestComo real estate started with a tour by real estate agent Pietro on a first visit to the area, and although we did not make a selection at that time, we found Pietro to be very knowledgeable and accommodating to show us any available home for sale. Therefore, when we returned to make a definite decision, we selected BestComo to be our agent again. We then proceeded to work with real estate agent Hanna to assist us with the completion of the transaction. We found Hanna to extremely efficient, excellent communication, both Italian and English, and the purchasing process was completed smoothly, exactly as planned. We highly recommend BestComo for anyone interested in buying a property in the greater Lake Como area.
The purchase was completed without any problems, there is nothing we can think of that could have been done better.