Annabel Heseltine explores Sicily from Ai Faraglioni in the North-West of the island.
'180-degree sea views stretching away into a calm horizon echoing with the sound of parrots cawing in the warm scented air of the pine trees around us, was a soothing, luxurious balm for tired eyes.'
'Nothing has been forgotten: a wraparound veranda provided private sun-bathing for each of the five en-suite bedrooms overlooking the sea and the white walls of a double-height sitting room were cooled by a gentle breeze. There were inside and al fresco dining areas with a superb BBQ set up around the pool, marble kitchens, huge fridges and a double shower in the master bedroom with a pretty white poster bed.'
'Alexandra from The Thinking Traveller who was on hand 24/7 to guide us to wherever we wanted to go, whether it was to eat, sightsee or, more practically, to find a doctor for Rafferty's ear infection'