The Experience

You need only learn that Dolce & Gabbana have a holiday home on the Aeolian Islands to realize the land and the people inspire the imagination. Explore the Aeolian Islands in the comfort of your privately chartered sailboat. Known for their stunning beaches, Greek legends, wealth of history and mouthwatering cuisine, these seven inhabited islands each offer their own unique beauty and sense of hospitality and charm. Whether strolling along black-sand beaches, diving into crystal blue waters, or sailing around splintered, rocky coastlines, your journey through the Aeolian Islands is sure to be a memorable one. In the evenings, relax in luxury accommodations in picturesque settings. Explore Vulcano Island by sea on your private chartered sailboat. Go for a swim or bathe in the famous thermal springs, the choice is yours. Make your way to the neighboring island of Lipari and enjoy views of pristine stretches of beach punctuated by craggy coastlines. Go ashore and meet your private guide and driver for a tour of the Cathedral of San Bartholomew, a lovely example of Sicilian Baroque architecture, and meander the winding streets of this charming little town. Explore the beautiful island of Salina, where parts of the film “Il Postino” (The Postman) were shot, and taste the famous “Malvasia delle Lipari,” a lusciously sweet desert wine that will compliment your decadent journey. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. Garden Hotel (4*) – Porto Ponente Entirely renovated in 2009, the Garden Hotel (4*) is a unique hotel of Vulcano! The property enjoys an unbeatable position on Vulcano island, surrounded by a marvellous Mediterranean garden, only 100 metres away from the Ponente beach and from the centre of Vulcano Porto. The property is elegantly furnished and offers all modern comforts, such as computer with Internet access in the hall, fax service at the reception, breakfast room, reading and TV room with bar service, and private parking area. From the hotel one can enjoy a magnificent view over the Bay, the island of Lipari, and the “Faraglione”. The 37 rooms are equipped with modern amenities, and the property boasts a large terrace shaded by a picturesque pergola, where traditional Sicilian cuisine is served. With its typical Aeolian style, over two floors, the hotel offers a comfortable environment for those seeking a vacation of pure relaxation. Villa Meligunis (4*) – Lipari Villa Meligunis (4*) is an historic villa of the 1700s, pleasantly restored and transformed into a comfortable and prestigious four-star hotel, situated in the heart of the fishermen’s quarter and near the picturesque port of Marina Corta – part of the ancient town of Lipari. Surrounded by quaint fishermen’s houses, tiny lane ways and small piazzas and distant from the urban traffic, the Hotel, with its antique furniture and fine art works, offers a quiet, welcoming and relaxing ambiance.The 32 rooms are tastefully furnished to provide a comfortable stay, and most rooms have balconies or sun terraces with views to the sea or the historic Acropolis of Lipari. The roof terraces of the Hotel, where the swimming pool and restaurant are situated, enjoy magnificent views of the sea and the ancient Acropolis-Castello of Lipari. The Hotel also provides two bars, laundry service, room service, secretary services, photocopying, fax, Internet and email. Signum Hotel (4*) – Malfa The Signum Hotel (4*), a charming Hotel on the Island of Salina, in the Aeolian archipelago, was born of the painstaking renovation of an old country hamlet surrounded by greenery, just a few steps from the sea. Bright and airy, with original pieces of period furniture and elegant fabrics, each of the hotel’s thirty guestrooms has a style of its own which envelops guests as they relax with views overlooking the gardens or the sea. Panoramic terraces are the perfect spot to enjoy sipping a glass of wine or a refreshing drink from the cocktail-bar, or tasting the authentic dishes prepared by the Signum’s restaurant. The wellness centre at the Signum SPA Salus per Aquam features natural hot springs which feed the outdoor wellness area with circulation-stimulating wading pools, a large whirlpool bath, pools and a steam-stove in a ‘tholos’. The Tholos is a replica of an antique Mycenaean stove found at the hot springs in San Calogero on the island of Lipari, Europe’s oldest example of thermal baths. Grand Hotel Excelsior (4*) – Catania Welcome to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Catania (4*), a prestigious four-star hotel in Sicily’s beautiful second city which lies in the shadow of Mount Etna. Black volcanic rock and white limestone have given Catania its own striking visual aspect, which makes it an ideal tourist destination. Their 176 rooms & suites are decorated in Mediterranean colours to create a refined, classical atmosphere.The cuisine is creative and refined and includes freshly caught fish from local waters.

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