In July we spent 2 wonderful weeks in casa3dici. We happened to have great weather. Not all of us have been that fortunate, but there is nothing we can do about that. Garden and house are finished. We installed a new oven, cemented the barbecue and painted the gate to the garden which now clearly marks the casa3dici property. Apart from that we just relaxed and had fun. We bought 2 mountain bikes and lost a lot of breath cycling along the lake.
We also went on a great hike with the Zwaan family: took the boat from Bellagio to Menaggio, the bus to Breglia and hiked up the mountain to Rifugio Menaggio (1400 meters). The 9 of us were the only guests, had a great meal with lots of pasta and polenta, slept in the bunk beds and woke up at 4:30 to see the sun rise. Magnificent views of both Lake Como as well as Lake Lugano. Well worth a trip. Make sure you make a reservation in advance!

Had some great evenings with our Italian neighbors which also was very useful to catch up on the language and broaden our Italian vocabulary. A few more hints and tips for you to investigate:

Climb the mountain using the path which starts just above the garden. Make sure you are well prepared and wear the right shoes: it is extremely steep but leads straight up to Monte Colmenacco at 1280 meters. Again, the views are stunning. Count on a 6 hour hike altogether. From Colmenacco it is another 1,5 hours to San Primo.

Great little enoteca in Bellagio: Cavaturacciolo. This is your chance to try some of the greatest Italian wines (Barolo, Amarone, Sfurzat) by the glass. Great "snacks" to accompany the wine and excellent advice on the wines. .

Take the kayaks early in the morning to paddle along the shore and get ashore on the small beach just before Helvetia. Then walk over to the little supermarket and get your fresh panini. Buy some extra because you'll have worked up a huge appetite once you are back (and have walked up the stairs again) .