Sicily – The Simple Life
"Perhaps it’s those 8am meetings or your thrice-weekly Booty Boot Camp commitment. Or maybe you’re just battling a fierce addiction to Snapchat. Whatever the case, the simple life sometimes sounds very appealing – especially when it involves a week in Sicily. Here, it’s all about an old-school Italian experience sans the over-indulged oligarchs and pretense.
A Place to Call Home
For those who travel with entourage, the most luxurious villa to rent in all of Sicily is the Don Arcangelo all’Olmo. Owned by Italian nobility – how is that for old-school Italian? – every piece of furniture down to the details of art books has been personally curated by the owner, Donna Marina and her husband. Fit for an entourage, the 12-room villa has views of Mount Etna, along with a pool that necessitates lounging and having the full-service staff cook and cocktail for you all day. A short 30-minute drive to Taormina, the Olmo is also located close to tiny towns like Santa Maria La Scala, where at La Grotta, they one-up farm to table with sea to table. Think Sicily, the brilliant thinking behind the luxury villa rental concept in Sicily, essentially makes anything possible, from private boats in the Aeolian Islands to watching Stromboli erupt from a relatively safe distance to helicopter rides, scuba excursions, and simple luxuries like cooking classes and wine tastings. You name it, you got it."