Relax on the terrace with a glass of red Musmeci and admire the vineyards below. You’ll love the view, and the wines: they’re among the best in Sicily. This small winery, off a winding road on the rich slopes of Etna, is a work of passion for winemaker Silvia.
As for the 17th-century ‘borgo’, the layout is intricate and the style exquisite. Wallow in Ortigia stuff in first-floor bedrooms; they’re smaller than the suites but have the views. Then set off on the vintage train that skirts the volcano and runs from Catania to Riposto – 110km!
This being Sicily, everything is local or home-grown. Breakfast includes delicious cooked fruits, homemade almond biscuits and ultra fresh ricotta. There’s a chef in the house so book dinner – or a tour around the vineyard, and a picnic in the shade of the trees.