About

LOCAL VIBES. GLOBAL MINDS.

Vision & Mission

Selling Lake Como is not a job for us: it's the passion for the region we love and that we have in our blood.

We are a Real Estate Agency operating on Lake Como, Italy.

We are the most and best reviewed real estate brand of the area online: our clients’ words are the best proof of the quality of our work.

Our vision is simple: we want to help our client to fall in love first with the real local vibe, in order to impart them the feeling of respect, protection and connection with our territory.
In the end, we want to sell properties to people who really love the unique soul of Lake Como and its properties.

Making the buying, selling and renting of properties at Lake Como faster and easier is our declared mission: that's why we hardly work in advance on customized shortlists of properties that best match the unique requirements of each client.

 

"Local vibes. Global minds", our tagline speaks clear: our distinctive feature is the ability to combine a sound know-how of the area with a marked international vocation, the latter proved by our multiple partnerships with businesses in Sweden, US and several countries abroad.

We are a young, skilled team, ready to offer our impartial, expert advisory whether you’re buying, renting, selling or letting. The strong commitment to personal services and the attention to details are part of our work philosophy. 

You can find us in Argegno and Menaggio, on the West Coast: we are in the heart of an area we consider truly special, and we look forward to telling you why.

“We like to say that as realtors we have to do far more than just selling properties.
We have a duty: to get clients know our place properly, to feel the real local vibe. Only this can help them truly understand the soul of each property we have for sale. In the end, a realtor is a defender of Beauty.”

Sara Zanotta

Nice to meet you!

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”

Aristotele 

Here at Lakeside we feel pretty blessed: each day we can do what we love most. 
We are all locals, and - you’ll see - we have a genuine love for our lake. 
Let us introduce ourselves!

Here we are!

Founder & Managing Director

Sara Zanotta

Sara and the Real Estate met ten years ago, and it was love at first sight: she immediately understood that it was her world, and this is why – after having attended the Faculty of Linguistic & Legal Brokerage and having gained experience in a small estate agency - she founded Lakeside.

She’s born in a hamlet she proudly defines, with any hesitation, as one of the best of the North-West coast. Traveler by vocation, she has a long list of countries she wants to visit, but actually her eyes do shine only when she talks about her lake.

She’s a volcano of ideas, living in a steady state of positive restlessness; she takes on every challenge, and you will be surprised how much she can do within a day.
Besides wandering to scout new amazing properties to fall in love with, in her (tiny) spare time she likes sketching, listening to classical music, and enjoying all that has to do with Art.

Last but not least: she speaks English so fluently that sometimes, she admitted, she even thinks in English.

Office Administrator, Rentals & After Sale Consultant

Elisa Maglia

Elisa joined Lakeside since the very beginning, just after her diploma at the Foreign Language High School.

She’s smart, curious, competitive and super organized (she’s obsessed with bulleted points). 
What she loves most of Lakeside is its international vibe, because she loves chatting in English with clients. 
Her nature is somehow double: friendly with everyone, but extremely reserved when it comes to professional matters. 

Elisa firmly believes in the poetry inside the shimmering colors of the lake; it’s never the same every day, she says, and that’s why in her mobile there’s plenty of its pictures. 
She also has a genuine passion for country design, books, and rock music.

Corporate Communication, Marketing & Business Development

Laura Zanotta

The one for attics is a real obsession for Laura: she loves “to see the sky so close”, she says.
She never starts a day without her green tea and a sun salutation in front of the lake. 
Despites these signs of apparent calm, Laura is a loose cannon: when she starts to make her marketing plans and to chase for new clients, no one can stop her. Competitive analyses, content marketing, visual storytelling are the main fields she has experience in.

Laura is graduated in Corporate Communication & Marketing Management and she has worked in some of the biggest media companies in Italy: Mondadori Group, RCS MediaGroup, Sky Italy.
Old books, graphology, still life photography, historical novels… her list of interests is pretty much endless.

She confessed: when she sees the moon reflecting on the lake, in her mind Chopin’s Nocturnes, Op. n° 9, irremediably start.

Property Renovation Manager

Luciano Galli

Like the rest of the team, Luciano is a worldly soul and he’s particularly used to deal with international clients. After his graduation in Structural Engineering at Politecnico in Milano, he moved to London for a couple of years: here he took his first steps as engineer and he refined his English by attending the Excel English School.

After a work semester in Poland, he came back and settle down at his beloved lake, where he started creating a network of partnerships with some of the most important architectural firms of the lake.
Hardworking, proactive and happy to multitask, Luciano’s mind is always on the move: as soon as he sees a house, he immediately starts reasoning on how to work on it. Every project is an amazing challenge, in his view; he always has an eye for the smallest details.

Luciano has his daily ritual: a morning running by the lake. He likes staying alone to enjoy the silence of nature (Into the wild is his favorite movie, indeed).

Legendary mascotte 

Pepito

In our offices you can also find Pepito, our four-legged little mascotte. He can smell if the property you are looking at is a good deal or not.

Here at Lakeside we all agree that a house is not a home without a pet. 

All animals are welcome to our offices!

Artist

Giotto

His name is not casual: he's our four-legged artist!

He will help you making your new home beautiful.

As fee, he will ask you some biscuits. 

Founder & Managing Director

Sara Zanotta

Sara and the Real Estate met ten years ago, and it was love at first sight: she immediately understood that it was her world, and this is why – after having attended the Faculty of Linguistic & Legal Brokerage and having gained experience in a small estate agency - she founded Lakeside.

She’s born in a hamlet she proudly defines, with any hesitation, as one of the best of the North-West coast. Traveler by vocation, she has a long list of countries she wants to visit, but actually her eyes do shine only when she talks about her lake.

She’s a volcano of ideas, living in a steady state of positive restlessness; she takes on every challenge, and you will be surprised how much she can do within a day.
Besides wandering to scout new amazing properties to fall in love with, in her (tiny) spare time she likes sketching, listening to classical music, and enjoying all that has to do with Art.

Last but not least: she speaks English so fluently that sometimes, she admitted, she even thinks in English.

Office Administrator, Rentals & After Sale Consultant

Elisa Maglia

Elisa joined Lakeside since the very beginning, just after her diploma at the Foreign Language High School.

She’s smart, curious, competitive and super organized (she’s obsessed with bulleted points). 
What she loves most of Lakeside is its international vibe, because she loves chatting in English with clients. 
Her nature is somehow double: friendly with everyone, but extremely reserved when it comes to professional matters. 

Elisa firmly believes in the poetry inside the shimmering colors of the lake; it’s never the same every day, she says, and that’s why in her mobile there’s plenty of its pictures. 
She also has a genuine passion for country design, books, and rock music.

Corporate Communication, Marketing & Business Development

Laura Zanotta

The one for attics is a real obsession for Laura: she loves “to see the sky so close”, she says.
She never starts a day without her green tea and a sun salutation in front of the lake. 
Despites these signs of apparent calm, Laura is a loose cannon: when she starts to make her marketing plans and to chase for new clients, no one can stop her. Competitive analyses, content marketing, visual storytelling are the main fields she has experience in.

Laura is graduated in Corporate Communication & Marketing Management and she has worked in some of the biggest media companies in Italy: Mondadori Group, RCS MediaGroup, Sky Italy.
Old books, graphology, still life photography, historical novels… her list of interests is pretty much endless.

She confessed: when she sees the moon reflecting on the lake, in her mind Chopin’s Nocturnes, Op. n° 9, irremediably start.

Property Renovation Manager

Luciano Galli

Like the rest of the team, Luciano is a worldly soul and he’s particularly used to deal with international clients. After his graduation in Structural Engineering at Politecnico in Milano, he moved to London for a couple of years: here he took his first steps as engineer and he refined his English by attending the Excel English School.

After a work semester in Poland, he came back and settle down at his beloved lake, where he started creating a network of partnerships with some of the most important architectural firms of the lake.
Hardworking, proactive and happy to multitask, Luciano’s mind is always on the move: as soon as he sees a house, he immediately starts reasoning on how to work on it. Every project is an amazing challenge, in his view; he always has an eye for the smallest details.

Luciano has his daily ritual: a morning running by the lake. He likes staying alone to enjoy the silence of nature (Into the wild is his favorite movie, indeed).

Legendary mascotte 

Pepito

In our offices you can also find Pepito, our four-legged little mascotte. He can smell if the property you are looking at is a good deal or not.

Here at Lakeside we all agree that a house is not a home without a pet. 

All animals are welcome to our offices!

Artist

Giotto

His name is not casual: he's our four-legged artist!

He will help you making your new home beautiful.

As fee, he will ask you some biscuits. 

Charity

Lakeside believes
in the homes with a soul.

One of these is La Casa di Arianna, whose bricks particularly are made of love. This home is born to host all families who need to assist patients with serious diseases by the Hematology and Pediatric Oncology wards of S. Matteo Hospital in Pavia (PV).
The project has been founded in the memory of Arianna, an extraordinary “warrior of the light” who fought against a non-Hodgkin linfoma. She’s been an unforgettable example of strength and positive energy. Lakeside supports and promotes La Casa di Arianna. 


La Casa di Arianna

Viale Brambilla 70/D, 27100 Pavia (PV)

Website - https://sette17-e-oltre.webnode.it/la-casa-di-arianna/
Facebook @lacasadiarianna
For bookings - lacasadiarianna@gmail.com / +39 338 379 9229
For donations - Iban code: IT57W0569611000000009134X16 (in the name of SETTE17…E OLTRE)