Location: Sicily & Aeolian Islands | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

40 km from the main Sicilian coast lies the tiny island of Salina, once believed to be created by Aeolus, god of winds. Here, surrounded by lush malvasia vineyards and gazing out across the Tyrrhenian Sea, sits Capofaro, a boutique hotel that tantalises food and wine lovers looking to satisfy their palates.
Perfect forOenophiles, foodies and anyone after a secluded island escape.
In the knowIt is believed that Greek colonists brought Malvasia grape to Salina way back in 588 B.C. The wines it produces, which today range from very dry to very sweet, have aromas of pears and spice with fresh fruity flavours. Taste the real thing in the restaurant or on a wine tasting session, available on request.

Recommended for...

  • Food & Wine
  • Hideaway
  • Honeymoon
  • Boutique Hotel

Hotel Overview


On the east coast of the island of Salina, overlooking a charming lighthouse and tucked away amidst lushly wooded volcanoes, vine carpeted hillsides and landscapes ablaze with wildflowers.

Rooms at Capofaro

Spread across 7 acres of vineyards, the twenty rooms each look out across the sea as far as the distant islands of Panarea and Stromboli. Traditional and sophisticated, light and spacious, the rooms gently glow with Sicilian charm, with flat roofs and white stucco walls. As the sun sets, retreat to your columned terrace for a beautiful panorama tinted a dusky shade of pink.

Food and Facilities

Each dish served at Capofaro is a product of Sicilian and Aeolian tradition, lightly cooked and with delicate, fresh flavours. The cavern of a wine cellar stocks, among others, all the Tasca d'Almerita family labels, which are iconic of high quality Sicilian wine. Dining at Capofaro, in romantic lighting and with elegant silverware, you'll discover the authentic taste of Sicily.

Activities at Capofaro

A path carved into volcanic rock leads you down to the crystalline waters of the Tyrrhenian, and scooters, cars and small boats are available to explore Salina and the surrounding islands. It’s the cooking school that Capofaro is most famous for though, and this the biggest enticer of all for foodies. With many years behind them, the Anna Tasca Sicilian Cooking Courses are now renowned for teaching the know-how behind Aeolian cuisine. Beyond just the techniques, the courses take guests on a journey into the history of both the ingredients and the Aeolians Islands themselves, providing a real insight into the region and its traditions.

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