Marina O'Loughlin, British journalist, writer and restaurant critic, shares her culinary exploration of the Etna region of Sicily with The Thinking Traveller in BBC good food.
"The grounds of our temporary home, the ravishing Rocca delle Tre Contrade, sprout groves of fat lemons, vegetable and herb patches, and fruit trees as far as the eye can see. G&Ts feature lemons plucked moments ago.
The villa's produce turns up at the table too: forest fruits for breakfast, freshly podded peas and garlands of herbs at dinner. This meticulously restored piece of Sicilian history is usually booked by larger groups, but we're lucky enough to have it - and its breathtaking infinity pool - to ourselves.
Our hosts, Jon Moslet and Marco Scire, are thoroughly immersed in the region's culinary traditions: they're installing a cookery school in the building's lower floors, due to play host to a number of big-name chefs."