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A long weekend in the Aeolian Islands with Remo Ruffini
“…. If you’re looking for a stylish, minimalist hotel, Capofaro Malvasia & Resort is a special spot as it’s set in a working vineyard; the former workers’ houses, scattered in the vines – which have been converted into rooms and suites, with their own terraces – have spectacular views of the sea and volcano. ”
Perched above cliffs on the northeast tip of Salina, the second biggest isle in the Aeolian chain, the rustic decor of the 20-room Capofaro resort respects the island vernacular: flat-roofed and whitewashed walls with wooden vaults. Owned by the Tasca d’Almerita family, eighth-generation Sicilian vintners, the hotel is surrounded by Malvasia vines. Guests can stroll past fig trees and prickly pears or lounge next to the teak-lined pool. The kitchen prepares regional fare (freshly caught swordfish, prized Salina capers) and uses ingredients from Natura in Tasca, a culinary line by Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza. He now runs cooking courses at the hotel, which focus on Mediterranean cuisine.