It was the love of the Tasca d'Almerita family for wine and sea that marked the beginning of the beautiful Capofaro estate. Lying in the middle of the Malvasia vineyard, on the island of Salina, guests and travellers are welcomed by a mix of tranquillity and Mediterranean hospitality. The refuge is also sometimes called the highlight of Sicilian cuisine. Be guided by the green oasis, a place of luxury and natural beauty.
The spectacular Capofaro estate on the Aeolian island, Salina, has been specially designed for rest and recovery. Salina is one of the seven sister islands with a millennial history that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The extraordinary Capofaro is surrounded by the vast Malvasia vineyard, Anfiteatro, and offers 27 unique rooms, each with a private terrace and views of the sea or garden. The Aeolian architecture includes a minimal design that blends in perfectly with the green environment.
"A unique refuge in the middle of a vineyard on the volcanic island of Salina. Dream away!"
In November last year, the charming lighthouse, which has been casting its warm glow over the Aeolian Sea since the middle of the nineteenth century, was integrated into the Capofaro estate. This piece of the island’s history now houses six unique rooms and suites. They have a wonderful view of the cliffs and the sea with the twin mountains of Salina behind them.
The starting point for the Capofaro project was the six-hectare vineyard that had been in production for thirty years. The grape that grows there is the Mavasia delle Lipari, the leading fruit of the Aeolian Islands and belongs to the category of aromatic wines. An early harvest brings a dry wine with good acidity and aromatic notes of herbs and flowers. If the fruit is not harvested until it is fully ripe and has dried for a short time, the result is an excellent sweet wine. The volcanic soil of Salina feeds the Malvasia delle Lipari grape which provides a golden variety of local wines.
"The Aeolian architecture includes a minimal design that blends in perfectly with the green environment."
With the principle of 'zero kilometres of cooking', the southern Italian cook Ludovico De Vivo prepares dishes at the Capofaro restaurant which contain 70% locally grown products. The cuisine combines the passion of the Tasca d'Almerita family for good food with the knowledge of the farmers from the historic Sicilian feudal estates. The waste they limit as much as possible and what is left over is converted into compost for the vines.
Capofaro offers a unique experience in an even more unique environment. A refuge where luxury and exclusivity are central!