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Villa Mannarastrippi is the holiday home of a Roman nobleman and his German wife who wanted to create something very special: a house almost invisible from the outside and with the highest level of comfort. The villa is in the middle of the Natural Reserve of Linosa, a beautiful volcanic island of the Pelagie (volcanic activity has been extinct for more than 50. 000 years) who enjoys unspoilt nature. The reserve protects it, with its prohibition of construction activity, almost two thirds of the island. The only building visible from the house is the beacon of Linosa reassuring with its flashes of light. Botany enthusiasts, the owners have made a spectacular tropical garden of 3. 000 square meters. Comfortable, exclusive, elegant without ostentation, Villa Mannarastrippi is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Mediterranean villas.
Some Useful Tips - On the island there is no public transport, the use of a car is recommended. The owners provide a Toyota Corolla SW at € 25 per day. Linosa allows to have experiences that can only be experienced on this island. And 'in fact the home of a flock of 10. 00 pairs of major Berte, a seabird protected like Albatros. Every day, at sunset, this multitude of birds returns home and meets in the sea near the west coast. They wait for dark to go to bring food to their young in burrows on the coast. And 'possible with the assistance of a boat near this phenomenon. Linosa is also home to a center for the recovery of sea turtles. A team of veterinarians, all volunteers, work and care the animals that have been injured or who have swallowed hooks intended for tuna. In the center are made turtles and tourists are encouraged to visit the pools where turtles recover forces before being released into the sea, in which event you can attend. Mannarastrippi Villa is close to the most famous seaside attractions of Linosa: the Natural Pool, a strip of sea of incredible transparency imprisoned between volcanic lava and connected with the outside through a natural tunnel and the Bay of Conte, small cove protected by a screen where the sea is always calm.
How to reach the island - The island of Linosa owes its enviable integrity of the lack of facilities for mass tourism. Given its small size can not exist an airport and the hotel facilities are limited to two small hotels. However, if you are traveling on your own, it is not so difficult reach. The quickest route and take the direct flight Alitalia twice a week between Rome and Milan to Lampedusa. From here twice a day Ustica Lines hydrofoil takes you an hour to Linosa. Lampedusa is also connected via its hub Palermo with New York and major European destinations. If you are already on holiday in Sicily, you can also start from Porto Empedocle (Agrigento) with the Ustica Lines hydrofoil (three hours) or by ferry Siremar that starts at midnight and get to Linosa at 6am. Well let us know your departure city and we will be happy to suggest the most convenient connection.
The bedroom 1, with air conditioning, antique furniture has a fragrant Moroccan cedar wood, a large three-door wardrobe, a large double bed, two dressers, two bedside tables and two chairs complete the furnishings. The floor is ceramic tiles hand-painted, two large windows overlooking the sea on one side and the other on the covered patio.
The room is served by an adjoining bathroom with bath, shower, bidet, toilet, sink and hairdryer.
The bedroom 2 is in fact the large living room with air conditioning. And 'furnished with two sofas one of which converts into a double bed. Complement the decor three small tables, a three-door wardrobe, a large library (books in German, English, French and Italian), a desk, satellite TV and a fireplace.
Two large French windows have a view to the sea and two more to the surrounding landscape.
The room is served by a bathroom with shower, bidet, toilet, washbasin....moreless
After a busy day at the beach, nothing is more relaxing than a comfortable and welcoming. Villa Mannarastrippi is designed to give the maximum feeling of comfort to its guests. The owners have taken care of in the comfort of the outdoor areas that are the most popular in a vacation period. The veranda, full of plants and flowers, with its comfortable sofa invites relaxation and conversation. Among the most appreciated features of the villa there, on the veranda, an outdoor kitchen with grill, ceramic hob, fridge and sink to prepare romantic dinners and candlelight....moreless
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Mannarastrippi Villa is located in the enchanting island of Linosa, the Sicilian island remained intact because it totally outside of the mass tourism circuits. Of volcanic origin, is the landing of the loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs in the beautiful black beach of Cala di Ponente pozzolana. Its rugged coastline offer a choice of over 400 days of sea coves that provide absolute privacy even in the days of August. Nearly two-thirds of Linosa are bound to Nature Reserve to protect spectacular views in unspoiled nature.