Your architect-designed villa is one of several in the hills behind Vendicari Nature Reserve, on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east coast. Peter and Ottavia live in Rome but have added personal touches to the décor.
Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a roof terrace make the most of the amazing views, and although the house sleeps six there’s room to entertain plenty more. An open fire keeps things cosy in colder weather, and you can fire up the barbecue and dine al fresco on the veranda in the summer.
Hike through the nature reserve and spot migratory birds on the lagoon, or walk along the rocky coastline; the picturesque fishing village of Marzamemi and the Baroque palazzos and churches of the city of Noto are just 15 minutes’ drive away.