A little place we know
Casa alla Scala, Sicily
"On a rocky little outcrop above a harbour and the deep blue sea, Casa alla Scala is a chic, three-bedroomed apartment in the charming fishing village of Santa Maria La Scala in eastern Sicily.
What’s it like?
The apartment inhabits the whole first floor of a grand villa and is beautifully furnished in a classic-contemporary Italian style. If you want to switch off but, like me, get twitchy by a pool, Casa alla Scala offers the perfect mix of relaxation with a window on to Sicilian life – breakfast on the terrace and watch the busy fishermen below.
Who’d love it?
Couples who want a stylish base from which to explore Sicily. The second double room is at the far end of the apartment, so it’s ideal for a family holidaying with another couple or grandparents."