What was a derelict farmhouse has now been restored using eco-friendly principles – the traveller who finds his way to Kinanto is fortunate. Colourful breakfasts display local fruits, pastries and cheeses – and fresh flowers. Bedrooms, with fine cotton sheets and embroidered pillowcases, are personal, fun and comfortable. On manicured lawns stand several olive trees, each with a swing, dramatically lit at night. Beyond the pool is a hill covered in olive trees: you are invited to stroll to the top for a sunset glass of wine. In this, Sicily’s golden triangle, you are surrounded by baroque jewels such as Noto and Ragusa. Come off-season for a glorious hike through the spectacular Cava d’Ispica gorge for nature, history and archaeology. Or open your personal gardening kit and enjoy a bit of veg-patch therapy!