A very friendly welcome with fresh strong Italian coffee. This friendliness continued throughout our stay. Marcela was like a jolly aunt, and her husband and son were also lovely and helpful. On our second night, they invited us to a little gathering in their neighbour's garden and gave us several glasses of wine on the house. It was really above and beyond what we could have expected!! Many of the neighbours spoke English and all were friendly - it was great to get a bit of an insight into the neighbourhood and culture.
The dinner was wonderful: tasty, fresh, plentiful wine, excellent conversation (pidgin Italian and pidgin English!), great value. The dishes put out for the antipasti course were so big that we assumed it was the main and ate far too much! Breakfast was also abundant.
Marcela and Franco are artists. The decor of the house is quirky and very charming, but not for everyone.
Fabulous location. We spent a few days exploring Lake Como and the surrounding area, a day in trendy Milan (by train to avoid parking issues), and a day at beautiful, historic Bergamo.
Driving through the village was a bit ropey - but so is much of the driving in Italy!
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