This is a lovely apartment: Frederica and Marcos have done a lovely job of decorating and everything still feels very new. The views from the main room and balcony are stunning, in rain and when the sun shines. Dervio is a great base for lake and mountain activity: we took bikes which meant we could cycle to Varenna for ferries everywhere on the lake; we hired kayaks and a motor boat in Dervio; and we walked and ran miles on varied routes from the apartment. Como and Milan are in easy reach too. Some lovely restaurants in Dervio and great take-out pizza. Our two boys, aged 10 and 12, enjoyed the holiday as much as we did. We have all fallen in love with the Italian lakes and all they have to offer. Thank you Frederica, Marcos and Matilde!