When people think of Sicily, they think of the mainland - that hefty chunk on the tip of Italy's boot - but so often overlook this smattering of tiny islands sprinkled on the tip of its northwest coast. You might not be able to spot any filming locations from The Godfather or Cinema Paradiso, nor will you see many fellow travellers, but this is what Sicily looked like before tourist footfall. Try the tiny fishing town of Favignana or the crumb-like gem of Marettimo if you're really after an off-grid getaway. Bring your flippers; this is one of those destinations which looks as good underwater as it does above.
Stay: Cave Bianche Hotel