About the property
- Villa968 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedrooms, sleeps 6, 3 bathrooms.
VERY IMPORTANT !: Having mistaken the amount of the rates and not knowing how to correct them until Homeaway will tell me how to do this, please consider 12% less on the rental price that is going to flow from your request. ALSO:The rates also depend on the number of guests. Therefore in the request it is important to specify how many people require hospitality.SORRY for THIS! Francesco :-)
This air-cond Villa is situated on a dramatic red volcanic coastline of Lipari, and offers stunning views of the lying below sea and of the north coast of Sicily. Sq. meters 90, plus sq.mt 90covered patios, garden and swimming-pool.
The magnificient view and the total tranquillity that you can experience al Villalabruni makes this lovely villa truly special.Situated on the Island of Lipari,atop a hilloverlooking the sea,the villa is immersed among typical Mediteranean vegetation and protected by tow Hills of volcanic rocks that slope gently down towards the sea.
A narrow footpath,50 metres away from home, has been created between the two hill from wind and water erosion (Eolo-the Greek God)and this leads to an inviting rocky and sandy beach(valle Muria-with its red,yellows,purple and white rocks) where you can find refreshment,sun shades and sun-loungers.
Just a few minutes drive and you can reach,from home, the main town of the islans with the characteristic port.
Enjoy a pleasant evening at one of the various restaurants and bar.
The spacious terraces wich run along two sides of the villa has been recently restaured revealing the traditional style of this area.
The benches in the masonry of the terraces are covered with handmade pottery, with arabesque motifs, in memory of Arab domination on the island.
The rooms are tastefully furnished while respecting the semplicity that is typical of the home the Island.
Though there are two houses behind the villa,total privacy can be enjoied on the terrace,on the pool and garden.All the bedroom have air-conditioning and lead directly on the terrace.
Distance from the main town and port Km 3.5.A car is recommended.
Fully-equipped kitchen. An ideal place to sit, eat and relax, especially to watch sailing boats and luxurious yachts from the patio, and also the sunset that turns the volcanic stones from yellow in deep red! The sun is on the pool from morning until sunset.
From May 2011 vacation is avaiable a CELESTRON 70mm telescope:perfect for observing scenic views of boats and yachts in the bay,the norther coast of Sicily,,and may also be used for astronomical observing of stars and milky-way from the first floor terrace at night.AMAZING!
How to arrive: How to arrive: BY SEA: From Naples - 4-5 hours by hydrofoil (Snav Company - Ustica lines Company), 1 night by ship (Siremar Company). From Reggio Calabria: 2 hours by hydrofoil (Ustica lines Company). From Messina: 2,50h by hydrofoil (Ustica lines Company). From Milazzo: 1 hours by hydrofoil (Ustica lines Company/Siremar Company-every hour). From Palermo: 4 hours by hydrofoil (Ustica lines Company). For info and booking: SNAV (Naples): tel 0039 81 4285555. USTICA LINES: tel. 0039 923 873813. SIREMAR (Naples): tel. 0039 81 2514711/0039 81 2514721. SIREMAR (Milazzo): tel 0039 90 9283242
BOATS SIREMAR Milazzo-Lipari 7 and 9AM-6.30PM-Lipari -Milazzo 6.30/11.30AM-6 PM
NGI Boat 10 PM Milazzo-Lipari
BY AIR: Catania (Fontanarossa) Airport. Rent -a-car there, drive north (highway) to Milazzo (90 minutes),take the boat/hydrofoil (see above)- Palermo (Falcone Borsellino)Airport. Rent-a-car, drive east to Milazzo (120 mins), take the boat/hydrofoil)see above
Helicopter: Normally it lands in Panarea, the next island to Lipari.
But, ask to arrive just in Lipari: it is expensive but possible!
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Francesco is a MD living il Florence(Italy).
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My favourite holiday of all time
The pictures do not do this Villa justice. It is bigger brighter and even more beautiful. The views are incredible. My family and I had one of the best holidays we ever had!! and we travel alot. Lipari itself is so unspoiled of its natural beauty, yet still has all the convenience you could ask for, it is absolutely charming. The people are incredibly friendly and gracious. From the moment we got there we had the neighbours giving us fresh tomatoes and capers from there garden!! I cant even describe how good the food is...try Ristorante Filippino my fav restaurant. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone going to Lipari and staying in this Villa, it was truly a vacation I will never forget.
Thank you a lot,Frank,for your kind words! And...hoping to host your family again...we send U all our best wishes for a Merry Christmas! Francesco.
A fabulous family villa, with stunning views, and great pool on the beautiful island of Lipari.
This is the perfect family villa with everything you could wish for. The pool is fabulous and gets the sun all day, the patio area above the pool has two eating spots with absolutely lovely views of the bay below. The view is constantly changing with boats coming and going to the little beach bar. You can't hear the boats at they are too far away, so sitting outside is totally peaceful and quiet.
Our Host, Fransesco, has been fantastic. He was willing and able to give us any advise we asked for before we left home. He even kindly booked our transfers from Catania airport to Milazzo Port where you get the hydrofoil to the island. He arranged for the housekeeper to meet us at the harbour and to take us to the Villa and even booked us a fantastic restaurant for our first night on the island. He could not have been more helpful.
The Villa itself is definitely a lovely home as opposed to an investment property. Everything is how we like it. Lots of chunky white china, large wine glasses (!), big towels, comfy bed, proper sun loungers by the pool. We could not fault it.
On the island there are plenty of things to do and it is advisable to hire a car otherwise you are reliant on taxis. We visited the one and only vineyard, Tenuta di Castellaro which was fabulous, hired a boat and drove ourselves, (no licence required but experience recommended), around some of the islands and had lunch at a pizza bar on one of the beaches on Volcano. We went to town every morning to buy fresh bread and walked around the ancient cobbled streets before the world woke up and the tourist boats arrived for the day. In the evenings we went out to different restaurants for dinner, some in town and some overlooking the sea. On the way to where ever we were going we always had to stop to admire the sunsets which are out of this world......
I can highly recommend this villa, it is everything you want , in a lovely spot and the owner is brilliant if you need any help with your holiday.
Dear Emma, thank you so mach for your kind words.
I'm very happy that you all appreciated my property in Lipari. We love our house and we are satisfied if our guests love it. It is in my opinion that helping guests giving info about the island, suggesting place to visit and restaurants to go, and also telling them about the opportunities...it means save time during vacation, giving indications I got since many years of life on the island. You were perfect guest !
My best Francesco
Beautiful home away from home
Highly recommend this property in Lipari. Has everything you need to feel at home, relax and enjoy the beautiful view. Not far from a nice beach and also from the city centre although a mean of transportation is preferable. A swim in the pool is the perfect way to start the day! The house is fully equipped with wifi, washing machine, tv although we never used it..so much better to dine outside and admire the landscape! A truly beautiful holiday un a beautiful house!
Thank you very much, Maria Grazia&Friends. Your satisfaction of the holiday is even my satisfaction. Forget the problems of everyday life is not difficult, at home, enjoying the view from the terraces and much more .. Thanks again.Francesco
Dream House with Sea View
Here we spent the most wonderful week of vacation of our lives. The house is furnished with much love and good taste. The unregenerate location, the view and the tranquility rarely found. Thanks to Francesco, the owner of the house for his great tips and his helpfulness. We can highly recommend this house. We will come back next year again for sure.
The Aeolian Islands are known as the "Caribbean" in Europe. We can confirm.
Sabine & Joschi from Austria
Dear friends, thank you for your words.We do love this house, and we try to give our guests an atmosphere of family home, preferring the peace and tranquility for their relaxation. Reading a book on the terrace, watching the sea and the boats down 'in Valle Muria, or drinking a Sicilian white wine, listening to the "music" of the roosters singing, or trying to see the small falcons to hunt rabbits, is an experience that we live every year and that we do not get bored. Have you seen the swallows circling in the sky and suddenly swoop down to drink the pool water? Dozens and dozens of swallows around 6pm are a sight! We are happy for our guests. Thank you for your kind invitation: We'll come to find certainly in Innsbruck!
An Amazing Villa for beautiful holidays !
Nous avons passé une merveilleuse semaine dans cette magnifique Villa. Rien ne manque, les chambres sont spacieuses, les draps sont propres, les salles de bains sont grandes et la cuisine est parfaite.
Nous étions 4 personnes et nous avons tous appréciés cet instant magique. Le temps semble s'arrêter lorsque vous êtes au bord de la piscine ou sur le transat.
Le cadre est magnifique, le calme est au rendez-vous.
Bref, un conseil vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés.
A recommander bien entendu!
thank you a lot for your kind revew on HomeAway about my house in Lipari.
Your satisfaction tell us that our effort to offer a nice place to live and a personal organization in giving suggestions for guests vacations, was awarded.
We are also grateful to Giuseppina e Giovanni for their essential housekeepers work.
They are specials persons for us.
Thank you again! Francesco
A fantastic villa with an amazing view
We have just come back from this beautiful villa, where we probably had our best holiday ever!! It is so peaceful, there is a lot of wildlife, birds of prey, geckos and various other birds that like to entertain. The house is beautiful, one of the nicest villas we have ever stayed in. What you see is what you get. The house was beautiful and clean, it is clearly loved by Francesco & Brunella. The pool was lovely, and I swam for a least an hour every day.
It is perfectly located, only 5 mins away from town, which is just great! We didn't see much of the island, as we had already traveled down from Napoli, and we really just wanted to relax, we were heading up to the Amalfi coast on our way home too. So it was just perfect. The housekeeper & her husband were lovely people, and we were given fresh vegetables from their garden.
Francesco was so helpful, we landed by helicopter, and he even arranged for us to be collected from where we landed! The flight was amazing, and we flew over Stromboli, which I would highly recommend. He also told us about the swallows that dive over the pool most days, and about the stars, one night we had the most incredible view of the stars. He also helped us organize a hire car from the guy who collected us.
Elisabeth, who is a good friend of Francesco's cooked us an amazing meal on the night we arrived, and bought us some local wines to try, we invited her to spend the evening & eat with us.
We ate at the most incredible fish restaurant Filippino almost every day of our 2 week stay, the food was amazing, it is now our favorite restaurant in the world!
We took our ipods, but didn't listen to them once, you don't need music in such a wonderful place, we just listened to the sounds of nature and spent every evening on the main terrace, chatting and trying all the lovely wines. If you like good wine & amazing food then this is the place to go!
Francesco, we are home now, but are still so very relaxed! :) Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We hope to come back next year. It's 16 degrees at home & raining, we miss everything already! :(
Ciao for now
Aeolian Islands are UNESCO PATRIMONIUM.
Lipari is the main of the 7 Aeolian Islands, coming from volcanic origin. With his 8000 inhabitants, is the most equipped for service and sea-excursions. The old town is full of small pubs with live music, there are many restaurants, the hospital, and shops. Museum of ancient Greek mask. Typical are the pumice mines, and the sea all around is similar to Caribbean Sea, with white sand.
There are 2 islands with active volcans: Volcano (15 minutes by hydrofoil) with his sulphuric gas, and STROMBOLI, with lava-eruption every 30 minutes. Is it possible to rise on the top of Stromboli with guides, to see the eruption from 200 mt!
Additional pricing information
Send a third of the price at the reservation (euro check-Credit card or similar-paypal (on this way please add 3% to rate). Total payment 3 weeks in advance. D Important note: The owner declines any responsibility regarding delays,cancellations etc...of transportation(Trains-Planes-Ship-Bus) or adverse weather conditions not permitting departures or arrivals of the boat/hydrofoil to and from