My stay was both peaceful and exhilarating. The small, welcoming staff and I came to know each other like family. This historic lodge is steeped in Sicilian history of Kings and Princes, forest hunting and some intrigue. There are many original public rooms and interesting books about Sicily in them. Bird watching is a must, as listening to bird calls every morning. Is it up a dirt driveway? Yes, but not far from a town and connecting roads. This was a solo trip: adventurous and renewing.