This is a relaxed home so you don’t have to creep about on egg shells and your hosts Johnny and Elizabeth are happy for you to take the whole house for a family celebration and use the kitchen, or opt for traditional B&B. Breakfast is served in the old-fashioned kitchen with its fireplace and painted tiles, or in the garden dining room with French windows opening onto the loggia: fresh breads, jams, yogurt, local pecorino cheeses, freshly baked tarts.
Escape to the garden for a quiet read surrounded by vines, palms, pines, succulents and an enormous grapefruit tree, or settle in one of two sitting rooms with generous armchairs, plump sofas and lots of family history to admire. Spill out of the house and down the cobblestone street to two trattorias with local specialities – this is such a tiny place that the locals will know you by the end of your first day.
Walk, cycle, sample local wines, return to old-fashioned comfort.