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Cubo al Mare | Noto, Sicily
Courtesy of Think Sicily

Cubo al Mare
Noto, Sicily

Situated hillside along the rocky coast of Lido di Noto, Sicily, the ivory cubic structure of Cubo al Mare emerges from the emerald landscape like a fallen cloud. Inside, the open ground-level layout flows from the kitchen's stainless steel appliances to the sleek, white dining table and the soft, white sofa in the living room, where floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors allow the space to fill with light.

Up a winding staircase, two minimalist bedrooms make the scenery the star. The waist-to-ceiling windows yield awe-inspiring views of the land, sky, and sea. Up another flight of stairs is an open-air terrace, with a dining table for six and cushioned loungers for sunbathing to the soundtrack of the waves crashing below. Outside, stairs lead to the water and huge, smooth-surfaced boulders—the perfect locale for relaxing in the sun with the sea at your feet.

Rates start at $3,130 per week; thinksicily.com.

—Jacquelyne Froeber

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