Now this has to be the most heavenly place on terra firma- Bellagio on Lake Como, Northern Italy.
We stayed at La Limonera - the Lemon Tree - a beautifully restored home now divided into lovely apartments with an ancient walled garden and gates leading out onto a cobbled stoned street only a few minutes from the Lake's edge. At the front gate is your very own 'alimentari generali' - grocer ie - for those essentials of life; olivi, formagio, provolone et panini!
For your next booking follow this link! James Bond may be staying there too.......http://www.residencelalimonera.com/rooms.htm