This is the time of year when the shores of romantic Lake Como comes alive with summer residents and tourists. Dusk is a special time of day in this part of northern Italy close to the Swiss border. You sit down to your outdoor table to enjoy dinner with your favorite people. The world around you turns blue and you thank the stars above that you are alive, right there in that spot. No matter what you have for dinner, it will be fantastic.
In the foreground is the village of Dongo on the western shore on the north finger of the lake. Across the lake is the village of Dorio.