We consider ourselves to be seasoned visitors to Italy. We’ve travelled and stayed in some lovely places, as lovely but none lovelier than the region of Lazio in which is La Porcellaia and, nearby, the Lago di Bolsena. We have also found ourselves delighted by the charm and generosity of character of those who have graciously made their houses available to us. But no hosts have exceeded Giulia and Malcolm. We found ourselves in an apartment ideally located for access to the allures of the region, one with a wonderful view upon it, and one in which the fastidiousness and imaginative attention to detail of the owners had supplied us with every means by which we could live and function with the easefulness that one wishes for a holiday. Region, prospect and the charm that originates only in human warmth and generosity of spirit have made of our recent visit to Italy a precious memory.