Deep in Sicilian countryside, wrought-iron gates lead to a rich green lawn framed by splendidly wild rambling roses and scented plants. This gorgeous country house, built in 1778 has been in the family for generations. Classic, understated furnishings have charming touches while bedrooms are modest but modern, with small spotless bathrooms and Malin+Goetz soaps. Rooms open to a shaded piece of garden or terrace with distant sea views.
Roman mosaics, beautiful towns and stunning woodlands are yours to unravel; you could also hire horses from next door’s farm and ride to the coast – or picnic in a valley grove. Relax in the spa or book a massage. Start the day with a fresh Sicilian breakfast, end it with an exquisite dinner (just ask ahead) using recipes from aristocratic roots, focusing on ricotta, milk, vegetables and herbs from the garden, with excellent wines.
Stroll along flagstones, admire the views, relax.