What a spectacular setting! On a hillside, with the lake glistening below and a footpath leading down to Bellagio – you’ll understand why some people go no further. There’s a feeling of natural abundance in the grounds here: green, green lawns, flowers, an old olive grove. Plenty of space to sit and ponder with a glass of Prosecco and those captivating views, from the private pool and the house too. Francesca and Odilla’s grandparents might not recognise their spruced-up farmhouse – rent the whole place in summer and you’ll have use of the old cantina – perfect for cookery classes – and cellar. There’s a good flow to the straightforward design of the apartments (all one storey; no lift to the upper floors), each room complementing the next: terracotta floors, wrought iron beds with white bedspreads, large wardrobes, wooden furniture, new sofas, practical, no frills small kitchens and bathrooms. All are similar though the largest apartment has a good-sized terrace for dining out under the stars. Take day trips from the village – by boat, of course – to other lakeside gems. Very restful and appealing.