Guest house | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Villa Ulivo is found in strategic position, a few steps from the pool of mud and hot water and from famous beach of black sands and also a few meters from the center of Vulcano island with supermarket, pharmacy, storees, bar and restaurants.
The Villa Ulivo is situated in a calm and silent zone and is dipped in a green equipped garden
It has entrance from the covered terrace equipped with outdoor table, chairs and deckchair.
It is composed from a wide living kitchen room complete also of oven and TV.
There is a room with two single beds ( or matrimonial) with independent entrance from the terrace and with window; this room is of passage for the other room. Wide matrimonial bedroom with window.
The bathroom is full furnished with box - shower and a window.
The wide garden that encircles the house is very cured, with trees and hedges and a olive's tree. There is also an external shower and a barbecue zone.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: CATANIA 100 km, Nearest railway: MILAZZO|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Aeolian archipelago, with its 7 islands, is the emerging part of a huge submarine volcanic arc which extends for around 200 km.
The Aeolian Islands are the result of a submarine volcanic activity.
They emerged from the sea 2 million years ago. Geologists found some rocks dating back to 1 million 300 thousand years ago and lavas dating back to 500 thousand years ago.
Panarea, Lipari, Filicudi and Alicudi are the most ancient volcanoes. In Panarea and Lipari there are still fumaroles and thermal springs, while in Alicudi, Filicudi and Salina the volcanic activity has completely disappeared. Vulcano and Stromboli are the only active volcanoes.
The island was defined in ancient times as the “Lighthouse of the Tyrrhenian Sea”. Its glares flashing every 20 minutes can be seen even from a great distance.
The Mediterranean vegetation characterizes all islands: oleanders, myrtles, rockroses, heaths together with rosemary, thymes, heliotropes and mastic trees are the most common plants.
Two woody plants can also be found in almost all Aeolian islands: grape-vines and olive trees. The landscape is characterised by cultures of olive trees and grape-vines, bushes and pioneer vegetation.
The most important products that are exported from these islands are capers and “malvasia”, a dessert wine produced mainly in the island of Salina using local grapes.
The rich and varied fauna includes vertebrate animals like birds and lizards and invertebrate species like coleopterans and gastropod seashells.
The sea is full of life: anchovies, sardines, mackerels, molluscs and crustaceans are the most common ones.
Even though they are being abandoned, tuna and swordfish fishing are traditional activities carried out at the end of spring in the islands of Lipari and Stromboli.
The weather in the Aeolian Archipelago is very arid, due to the scarce rain. The temperature is mild during winter and not too high during summer, thanks to the marine breeze.
The average temperatures are 13° C. during winter (January), 20° C. during spring (May), 27° C. during summer (July) and 21° C. in autumn (October).
The yearly average temperature fluctuates between 20° and 16° C. The predominant winds are the Mistral (north-west wind) and the Scirocco (south-east wind).
ABOUT VULCANO:Even though the last eruption occurred in 1890, the volcano never stopped proving vital and some phenomena are still visible: fumaroles, steam output both on top of the crater and beneath the sea and the appreciated therapeutic sulphur mud. The isthmus that connects the Isle of Vulcano to the smaller isle of Vulcanello creates the two bays of “Porto Levante” (East port) and “Porto Ponente” (West port).
Porto Levante is the main destination of tourists due to the hot waters generated by submarine hydrothermal activity. Porto Ponente is also very much appreciated by visitors because of its very fine black sand and the beach resorts very close to the sea.
The mud pool in the area of Porto Levante is one of the main characteristics of the isle and attracts every year thousands of visitors thanks to its therapeutic properties.
On the other side of the island there is the solitary Gelso beach (Mulberry beach) that can be reached both by land and by sea. This beautiful beach is also famous for its typical small restaurants.
A typical attraction of the island is the climb to get on top of the crater: it lasts one hour and, once on the top, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of all the 7 Aeolian Islands.
The most important urban areas of the island are “Vulcano porto” and “Vulcano Piano” which is located at a distance of 7 kms from the port. Vulcano piano lays on a hill and tourists can find here a surprisingly flowery landscape.
To better enjoy the natural beauty of the island of Vulcano, we suggest you to rent a car or a scooter. For these services, please contact our booking office.