Adventure-seeking drivers will love the long approach up a bumpy track to arrive at this self-sufficient estate (jams, wines, salamis, olive oil) in Cilento’s National Park with its dramatic landscape of mountains and sea. Sebastiano loves his farm and wants you to reap what he sews too: homegrown suppers are beautifully cooked and accompanied by his excellent wine.
Walk up to the local village, San Giovanni a Piro for a coffee and a spot of people-watching in the square, hop in the car to Scario for bobbing boats and a decent gelato, drive 40 minutes to the hill town of Camerota to buy authentic and well-priced pottery.
Return to comfortable, frill-free rooms with thick walls, an un-manicured garden the children can romp in, a pool with toys for cooling off and hammocks slung between trees. There are few rules and plenty of space; relaxed and unfussy souls will thrive here.