We immediately fell in love with Leonardo's home in Torno. Leonardo is a wonderful host, and very flexible about meeting up - especially so as our flight was quite late in the day. He was there waiting for us - and totally charming. Leonardo's home is extra special - so clean and inviting with lots of little personal touches that made it feel like a home from home. It has everything you need. I always appreciate a well stocked kitchen and there's a cupboard full of lovely glasses and crockery. Perfect for a glass of the delicious Franciacorta on the balcony. There's a little balcony on the front of the apartment, that's very sunny in the afternoon - with a great view of Torno life and lake Como. And a generous decked terrace on the back, with comfy chairs - where you can look over the roof tops out to the mountains and Lake Como - perfect! We chose to sleep on the bed settee in the front room, so we could open the balcony doors and lay in bed looking at the lovely view. If you are thinking of taking a car - that's covered too. There is a private safe car park, just over the road. We loved Torno too - just the right size for us. Not commercial at all, it's an old town and mostly met local people, rather than tourists. Leonardo's home is five minutes from the centre, where you can grab a meal, drink and catch a boat to Como or anywhere on the Lake. We spent a lot of time in the busy Bar Italia, just by the boat stop. We also loved to have a drink in Bar Pianta, on the main road, less that a minute from the apartment. Very cheap and a brilliant people watching spot to get a taste of Torno life. You can also get a fabulous pizza, at the tiny take away which is in the next street to the apartment. Run by a lovely family - who make the best pizza in a matter of minutes - only about 6 Euros! There's plenty of amazing walks from Torno up into the hills - well worth exploring. One of our most amazing days outside of Torno, was driving to Switzerland (about 40 minutes away) and driving up Mount Generoso and then taking the crazy train to the top. Amazing views over the lakes, mountains and Alps. A brilliant day. Also, not to be missed, is a trip up the Funicular railway in Como. We had an amazing meal at Trattoria dei Bracconieri at the top - lovely terrace looking over Como. Thanks Leonardo for the best holiday - loved it and hope we can encourage many more people to experience the delights of your home and Torno!