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No other house in Salina has such a stunning position as Casa Arturo. The terrace offers a stunning view of the sea, the beach and the ‘faraglioni’ - the splendid volcanic rocks of the bay ‘Punta Scario’. A path leads directly to the beach. Salina is the greenest and perhaps the most beautiful of the seven Aeolian Islands, Salina offers restaurants, beaches, villages and authentic island life. Casa Arturo is close to the charming town of Malfa and 4 km of the bay of Pollara made famous by the film “Il Postino”.
The house consists of 2 floors (tot. 90 m2) and has two entrances. The ground floor consists of a living room, a dining table, bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet, and a small kitchen. An internal stairway leads to the first floor and on to two double bedrooms with quiet a low ceiling (2 meters). Both bedrooms has sea view. Note that the access to the second bedroom is via the first bedroom. The panoramic terrace has a set of table and chairs.
Getting to the Aeolian Islands:: Salina can be reached by ferry and hydrofoil from Sicily, Naples or Reggio Calabria. Milazzo (40 km west of Messina) is the main departure point for the Aeolian Islands. Ferries and hydrofoils leave daily and stop in several islands. It takes 1hr 30 minutes to reach Salina by hydrofoil (with Ustica Lines) and 3hr 40 minutes by ferry. In Salina ferries arrive in the harbours of Rinella or Santa Marina di Salina. Cars and mopeds can be rented here. It is possible to book a transfer with into Sicily from the harbour to the house (25 euro) and then rent a moped in Malfa. Please note that ferries are not always departing in the evening. Therefore we advice guests to book a flight that arrive early in Sicily or the day before the rental starts. The updated timetable is available on the website of the carriers companies.
(To know the website, please, do not hesitate to contact the owner).
About Salina: Salina is home to a wide variety caves and submerged volcanic craters. Salina is the most fertile of the Aeolian Islands and famous for its capers and the sweet Malvasia wine. Salina is not as crowded as Lipari or Volcano and less fashionable then Panarea, but boasts beautiful nature, excellent restaurants and shops. A bus service connects the villages and the most beautiful sites on the island. Cars and mopeds are available for rent in the main villages. There are excellent opportunities for walking. For example to Capofaro (lighthouse) that is set on the north coast of Salina and boasts stunning views of Panarea and Stromboli (on a clear night it can be possible to see its eruptions). The inactive volcanoes Monte Fossa delle Felci and Monte dei Porri gave the island its original Greek name 'Didyme' (meaning twins) The conical mountains are 965 and 860 metres high and provide excellent walking.
The two bedrooms have both sea view and are upstairs. The bedrooms are communicating between each other. The ceiling of the bedrooms are quiet low (between 1.90 m. and 2.20). In the living room at the ground floor is a sofa bed....moreless
Children are allowed, but the house is not suitable for children that can climb on the wall of the terrace, because the house is located on a steep rock that is connected to the beach.
Mp3 player available. Heating is made possible by a stove.
Baby cot available....moreless
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Seating for 6 people
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parking 300 meters from the house, for free on the street. stairs and a path lead from the parking to the house. In summer there is a parking open that is closer to the house (200 meters)...moreless
Special offer May 12 - May 22, 2015 4 night min stay
Rate 4 May 24 - Jun 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Rate 5 Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Rate 6 Jul 4 - Jul 24, 2015 7 night min stay
Rate 7 Jul 25 - Aug 7, 2015 7 night min stay
Rate 8 Aug 8 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
Special offer Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Special offer Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
September Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
October Sep 26 - Oct 16, 2015 7 night min stay
October II Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Nov Dec Oct 31 - Jan 1, 2016 5 night min stay
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Salina is home to a wide variety caves and submerged volcanic craters. Salina is the most fertile of the Aeolian Islands and famous for its capers and the sweet Malvasia wine. Salina is not as crowded as Lipari or Volcano and less fashionable then Panarea, but boasts beautiful nature, excellent restaurants and shops. A bus service connects the villages and the most beautiful sites on the island. Cars and mopeds are available for rent in the main villages. There are excellent opportunities for walking. For example to Capofaro (lighthouse) that is set on the north coast of Salina and boasts stunning views of Panarea and Stromboli (on a clear night it can be possible to see its eruptions). Casa arturo is in the picturesque town of Malfa, which distances 7 km from the ferry ports of Rinella and from Santa Marina. The bay at Pollara (where several scenes of Il Postino was filmed) distances 4 km of Malfa and is one of the most splendid pieces of coastline of Sicily.
Other Activities: perfect base for exploring the other Aeolian Islands
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