Issy D'Arcy Clark, writer for BA Highlife searches for the world's best villas, and in her quest finds Casa Vera in Sicily from The Thinking Traveller.
Casa Vera, Sicily
"With its grey polished concrete interiors, cobalt-blue pool and iron-grill shading, a stay at the Casa Vera will have you feeling as if you've wandered into the set of a sun-soaked Tom Ford film. Plus the statement art, designer furniture and in-house chef will put the finishing touches to your slice of Sicilian solitude. Find even more beauty in the nearby Baroque town of Noto and Vendicari nature reserve."