This one’s really simple. Look at the photos and imagine you have nine days of beautiful weather, nowhere to be but either in the water, on the water, by the water or inside, drying off the water.  And each evening, sitting outside in a courtyard, by the water, cooking your own food with local ingredients and drinking wine.

That’s it. Nine days accounted for. Go back up and look at the pictures again. Try not to drool.

Oh, and there’s more photos on Flickr, of course!

PS We stayed here ( with Eric, one of the most enthusiastic and helpful hosts I’ve ever met. If you’re in Como, he’s your guy.