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The master bedroom with balcony and private sitting room offers comfort and romance

The master bedroom displays original unglazed terracotta tiles in three-colour harlequin pattern

The balcony & terrace capture welcome alfresco winter sunshine; shaded by a canvas awning in sum

Twin room features tradition iron 'matrimonial' beds, which can be joined as a double

5 The bathroom is conveniently situated adjacent to the bedrooms, and includes a washing machine

6 'La Cucina' - Heart of the Home

7 'Amicis Semper Libens Patebo' ~ I shall ever open up with joy to friends

The comfortable sitting room features traditional seating incorporating double sofa-bed

Welcome ~ Entry is via the terrace secured by a gate

Shutters close out summer sun & metre-thick walls ensure houses remain cool; but warm in winter

The lake in front of Piazza Matteotti lies a mere 100 m from Casa Matra Ponto

Water Taxi service to Isola Comacina

View along the lake from Villa Rachele towards Piazza Matteotti

Village square Piazza Matteotti with Restaurant La Tirlindana

View along the Lungo Lago walkway towards Taverna Bleu, where lake ferries stop in season

Hand-crafted wrought iron gates to Villa Bonfiglio on the lakeshore by Taverna Bleu

Sala's beach and enclosed swimming area set into the lake at the end of Via Rocco

Sala as seen from Isola Comacina with the bell tower of St Bartholomeo above the village

Sala Comacina viewed from the Greenway walk which meanders between Colonno and Tremezzo

The lake ferry 'Milano' pulling into the island after stopping in Sala Comacina in season

On the island 'La Botte' Cafe Bar is a gorgeous spot to enjoy refreshments

At Pro-Loco along from Piazza Matteotti enjoy time in the shade of plane trees with a refreshments

At the entrance to Sala find La Comacina Restaurant, bank with Bancomat, & Cimino's with fr

Fireworks over the island celebrate the Festival of St John in late June each year