The top searches for property overseas on Rightmove last month were on Italy and Ireland.
Shameem Golamy, head of Rightmove Overseas, said: “As seasons shift from winter to spring and therefore ski to lifestyle, we see a move in what buyers search for.
“Interest in Lake Como benefited from that swing in February and climbed 48 places in our chart of most searched for places.
“After partnering with some of the largest estate agents in Ireland, searches for Irish property have continued to soar.
“Property in Donegal was the second fastest climber in our charts. Starting prices in Donegal are from €19,000.”