Capofaro Malvasia & Resort

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.

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  • Food & Wine
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  • Honeymoon
  • Boutique Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

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

Rooms at Capofaro

Pure white, simply furnished, Mediterranean-style suites and rooms allow you to sit back, relax and admire the Malvasia vineyards that meet the waves below. Choose between Double or Superior Rooms, Junior or Exclusive Suites, all furnished with local architectural styles which have been carefully preserved to offer a truly traditional stay, while including an added touch of modern luxury. 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 & Drink

Choose from a tempting menu of locally-sourced produce including the daily catch and the chef's favourite home-made cuisine. For breakfast, discover traditional Siciliy with fresh ricotta cheese yogurt and yogurt, followed by Capofaro’s freshly baked bread, handmade with the wheat grown in the Tasca family home. The concept of ‘zero kilometre’ cooking is at the heart of the hotel’s ethos, with their own vegetable gardens providing 70% of ingredients used by chef Ludovico De Vivo.

Facilities at Capofaro

Take time to relax by the decked freshwater pool or treat yourself at Capofaro open air garden spa. The tennis courts next to the lighthouse are ideal for working off some energy or you can try a yoga class on the roof of the Club House.

Activities at Capofaro

Make the most of your prime location whilst on the island, renowned for its production of Malvasia wine – take a tour of the vineyards and discover the origins of Capofaro along with the identity of the island.
The trekking paths from Capofaro offer unbeatable panoramic views from the highest point of all the Aeolian Islands, spanning from the Sicilian coastline to Mount Etna. 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. 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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