Journalist Andrew Pierce discovers Sicily in Think Sicily villas Palazzo Hedoné and Il Cappero


Sicily is a fiery dish!
Andrew Pierce

"As smoke emanated from what should have been a classic Sicilian dish dominated by anchovies, raisins and wild fennel, my tutor, chef Salvatore Piccione, 26, clearly began to regret the offer of cookery lessons. It is a special feature of Palazzo Hedoné in southern Sicily...tucked away against a hill in the Noto Valley, a Unesco world heritage site on the South-eastern tip of the island.

"We also spent two nights on the other side of the island in Villa Il Cappero. Set amid the majestic Madonie Mountains, it's only an hour's drive from Sicily's capital Palermo and boasts gardens complete with swimming pool, mature olive trees and Mediterranean plants. The hosts were a delight."

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