Wind your way through scenic countryside to the ancient village of Roccantica, which clings to the mountainside and overlooks a sweeping valley.
The horses are gone but the history of this former stable lives. Once part of the surrounding castle its thick stone walls will keep you cool on hot summer days. Step inside to an open plan living space with a comfortable sofa to welcome you home after walks in the Sabine hills.
It’s clean and crisp yet rustic and homely – traditional Sicilian tiles in the kitchen, pretty antiques dotted around and the route up to your bedroom is carved out of ancient rock.
Bring your bikes for excellent nearby trails, take a chair to the shared garden for breathtaking views and when you’re ready for dinner head to Le Cucine del Borgo in the kitchen of the old castle.