Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA
The sun-filled island of Sicily has both historic cache and an emerging arts-and-culture scene, and a stay at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, in Ragusa province, makes for a serene home base. Thanks to an impeccable restoration, the 202-room resort combines regional charms (arched stone windows, timber ceilings) with luxe amenities including an infinity pool and a chic lobby lined with violet banquettes. Play a round of golf on the par-72 course or unwind at the on-site Il Carrubo restaurant with a glass of moscato and classic Italian parmigiana. Beyond the property grounds, there’s the hotel’s private beach, reachable by complimentary shuttle, and the nearby towns of Ragusa, Noto, and Modica, where ancient Sicilian charms abound.