The Sunday Times Travel portrays Huw and Rossella Beaugié and the story of how they founded The Thinking Traveller who has become a top villa-rental company.
"So passionate are founders Huw and Rossella, they ditched their high-octane jobs in Paris to start afresh in Sicily in 2002. Soon they were letting friends' villas. Today, TTT's villas can be rented only through them.
Our fave five:
Al Profondo Blu is a seafront hideaway on a private nature reserve
Rocca delle Tre Contrade is a 19th-century Downtown with maid, cook, 25m pool and views over Etna and the sea
Trullo Gaura is a beautifully finished trullo with gardens and a pool
Cut off by olives and pines, Jura on Greece's Alonissos has four bedrooms spilling onto a terrace with dining area and pool
On Meganissi, Akrothea has garden-gate access to sea, an infinity pool and daily maid service"