A hospitable and traditional Italian agriturismo on the outskirts of Trapani on the west coast of Sicily, the Duca di Castelmonte is popular for low-key farmstay family holidays where you can enjoy the simple, quiet life and get back to nature.
The restaurant and pizzeria serves up some great rustic food (some home-grown from the farmhouse veg patch) and encourages guests to sit around communal tables so you get to know your fellow holiday-makers and meet like-minded families. You can even pick up a few culinary skills, as both adults and children can get involved in making food with regular classes through the summer months. On-site facilities include a swimming pool with bar area, a football pitch and areas where you can get a volleyball or tennis game on the go. And if you want to explore this stunning area, grab some bikes and hit the road. Or ask the staff for help organising an excursion to some of the local places of interest including a nature reserve and the nearby beach.
The self-catering apartments sleep up to 7 people, are set within atmospheric Moorish-style buildings converted from store-rooms, barns and farm dwellings, and come well-equipped with private kitchen facilities and some with a furnished patio area. But if camping is your thing, opt for one of three luxury safari tents, complete with all the essentials including a kitchen and bathroom, and soak up the fresh air and fabulous Sicilian countryside for an Italian family glamping experience.