We spent a week at Villa Antica Aia at the end of May with another couple and our young children - 10 of us altogether. The villa itself is a beautiful and spacious stone building over a century old but tastefully renovated. It is super well equipped and the owners did some shopping prior to our arrival with some breakfast essentials and delicious local wine. The garden is very large and beautiful with mature plants, lavender, herb garden, mini kids playground (away from the outdoor dining area, which is great for the noise!) and of course a good sized and deep pool. In between baroque Scicli and the small fishing village/ beach resort of Sampieri, Antica Aia is very well located to visit this fascinating corner of Sicily - mainly the provinces of Ragusa and Siracusa but we did go as far as Etna. Above all the owners Oriana and Michele are incredibly welcoming people and even treated us to a delicious meal at the villa itself that felt just like having another couple of friends for dinner. Also, make sure you try the ricotta calda at the farm near by - Michele will guide you there.