Wind up the steep single-track road through olive groves to Olga’s family home. There are huge valley views in every direction and a big welcome from the owners as well as two sleepy dogs.
Breakfast on homemade cakes, biscotti, local cheeses and salami on the veranda or at a big kitchen table with everyone else – large groups can book all the rooms together and you can book a chef to cook dinner if you prefer not to budge in the evenings. You can do a cookery course here too.
Lazy afternoons can be spent by the beautiful pool, or test the healing waters at the nearby Grotta Giusti Spa. There’s excellent hiking straight from the door, a nature reserve for spotting wetland birds and medieval villages galore a short drive.