The Thinking Traveller manages 190 properties throughout Sicily, Puglia, and the Sporades and Ionian Islands of Greece.
"We have many favourites," Huw says. "But when it comes to a true home away from home - one with authentic Sicilian service and style - nothing beats Don Arcangelo all'Olmo."
Set on the island's east coast, the 18th-century farmhouse has been re-imagined as a magnificent 12-bedroom villa adorned with lava-stone floors, vaulted ceilings, and ceramic tiles from Caltagirone. On the estate grounds, guests can wander among olive tree-lined gardens and swim in a private pool; farther afield, experiences may include helicopter rides over the Aeolian Islands and picnics atop Mount Etna.
Rocca delle Tre Contrade