Your wonderfully generous hosts gave up city-based careers for a new life in their beloved Sicily, rebuilt this derelict farmhouse on eco-friendly principles, and now share their knowledge and interests with the fortunate travellers who find their way to Kinanto. Antonella collects textiles and the all-white house is the perfect foil for bold-patterned fabrics and coloured walls. Her flair also informs the colourful breakfast display of local fruits, pastries and cheeses – and fresh flowers. Bedrooms, with fine cotton sheets and embroidered pillowcases, are personal, fun and comfortable. Chino deals with the upkeep inside and out. On manicured lawns stand several olive trees, each with a swing, dramatically lit at night. Beyond the pool is a hill covered in olive trees: you are invited to stroll to the top for a sunset glass of wine. In this, Sicily’s golden triangle, you are surrounded by baroque jewels such as Noto and Ragusa. Come off-season for a glorious hike through the spectacular Cava d’Ispica gorge for nature, history and archaeology. Or open your personal gardening kit and enjoy a bit of veg-patch therapy!