Nero Ossidiana 16
About the home
This modern apartment complex lies in the small village of Acquacalda, a quiet hamlet of Lipari, the largest island of the Unesco-listed Aeolian archipelago. Set in a beautiful sea front location - with breathtaking views stretching out over the islands of Salina and Panarea - it is the perfect spot for anyone who loves bathing on a pebbly beach and its crystal clear sea - a Blue Flag award winner - right on the doorstep. The complex, built in the typical Aeolian manner, offers 18 refined apartments, each with its own separate entrance and equipped terrace for alfresco dining. They are designed for contemporary living using simple yet stylish decoration, thoughtfully chosen accessories and furniture, such as white and blue fabrics, curtains and ceramics which add shades of the sea to the apartments. For those who want to explore the fantastic coastline of Lipari, the island offers many popular beaches, such as the ones in Canneto, Vinci and Cala Spiagge Bianche. From the harbour there are regular boat trips taking visitors out to the other islands of the archipelago. Whereas if you are looking for some nightlife then head to the lively town of Lipari, where you can find restaurants, cafés, shops, bar and clubs.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Acquacalda, 100m|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
Start day of the tenancy: Whatever
Services on demand: transfer - bike rental - boat rental - maid service (€10/hour)
1st F.: Living room with kitchen area and double sofa bed, 1 double bedroom, 1 double bedroom with veranda, 1 bathroom with shower, terrace with pergola (sea front).
The Sicily region
“All of Sicily is a dimension of the imagination,” wrote the Sicilian author Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) of his island, summing up its very nature. Has any other island in Europe captured our imagination over so many hundreds of years as Sicily? Its sun-drenched landscapes and rich cultural heritage have always attracted travellers from the North, hungry for learning. As early as the 18th and 19th centuries, Sicily was an essential stop on the “Grand Tour”, the long educational trip around Europe that young aristocrats – mainly from England and France – took before starting out in life. And Germany’s great writer Goethe (1749-1832) embarked on a study trip around Italy over several years, which also took him all the way to Sicily. Not only thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, Sicily is still a very popular destination today. The island’s main attraction is its wealth of archaeological and culturally significant sites – many of which are on the UNESCO world heritage list. Over the centuries, the island saw many different rulers, including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans. All of them left their mark on its character, alongside rich testimonies to their settlements. This wealth of cultural delights ranges from the magnificent palaces and baroque churches in Ragusa-Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Noto, Syracuse and Catania to the archaeological excavation sites in the Valley of the Temples of Agrigent, in Selinunt and Segesta, from the ancient villas and Roman baths in Piazza Armerina to the stylised architecture of the Norman cathedrals of Palermo, Monreale and Cefalù. Among the most beautiful resorts on the island, or perhaps in all of Italy, are without a doubt Taormina and Cefalù. Taormina, with its bright terraces high above the sea, offers an absolutely stunning scenic view: beyond the blue bay of Isola Bella, Mount Etna rises majestically in the distance. Cefalù, with its magnificent cathedral, well-preserved medieval town centre and old harbour quarter, is often called the pearl of the northern coast. Sicily’s inland regions are just as attractive for visitors. Across the broad, softly rolling hills stretch citrus plantations, vineyards and fields of grain. Alongside them are nature reserves perfect for long walks on signposted paths, such as the Parco delle Madonie, planted with manna ash trees cultivated for their sugary sap, or the Parco dell’Etna on Europe’s highest active volcano. The greatest attraction of all, however, remains the sea. Be it bays with wide, white sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs or isolated rocky bathing points – Sicily has something to offer for every ocean lover. Among the best sites are Scala dei Turchi, the Riserva Oasi Vendicari nature reserve, San Vito lo Capo with the nearby Riserva dello Zingaro and the coasts of the 15 smaller islands surrounding Sicily itself. To make your stay on Sicily absolutely perfect, don’t forget the irresistible delicacies of the island’s cuisine. And why not take time to explore the local traditions, with popular and church festivals, markets and folk songs giving a first-hand taste of authentic Sicily.
The Lipari Messina / Acquacalda area
Black and white are the colours of the gemstones of Lipari, the biggest and most populated of the seven Aeolian islands. The very black obsidian, a volcanic glass produced when the lava cools, and the white, light pumice stone have beaten for centuries the economy of the island and have characterized its landscape, molded by a dozen of volcanoes. This special alternation of colours that evidences the ancient past is well visible in the valley “Muria” and along the northeast shore covered by a pumice stone flow in which intertwine expanses of obsidian in “Forgia Vecchia”, “Rocche Rosse” and in “Canneto”. In Lipari the several seacoasts where to have great swim are the one of the bay of “Canneto” bounded by the volcanic promontory “Monte Rosa”, of the beach of “Vinci” close to the “faraglioni Pietralunga e Pietra Menalda” (isolated crags in the sea), and of the creek “Spiaggie Bianche” that faces turquoise waters. To the wonderful marine settings, that tempt one to bathe in crystal clear water, are added trekking routes that let enjoy exciting landscapes, like the “Belvedere di Quattrocchi” from where can be even seen the Etna’s silhouette when the weather is bright. To get into the island daily and nightly scene one has to go to the lively, typical town of Lipari, full of restaurants, cafés, shops and night-clubs. In this resort, overlooked by the castle, a destination not to miss is the archaeological museum, that is one of the most interesting of the whole Mediterranean. It preserves precious finds and gives the chance to go on a fascinating journey through 7000 years of history.
How to get there
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By boat and hydrofoil services from the harbours of Napoli, Messina, Milazzo, Palermo and Reggio Calabria.
From Lipari Harbour about 10 Km. As soon as you get off the hydrofoil/boat, at the traffic island, drive straight on and after 50 metres (at the crossroads) turn Right in the direction of ACQUACALDA. After 900 metres (at the stop sign) turn Right in the direction of CANNETO. Keep still driving in the direction of ACQUACALDA and after 9,2 Km on your Left hand side (Via Mazzini), you find the property.
Activities near Lipari Messina
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low||31 Dec 12||1 Jun 13||£ 833||£ 140||£ 140||3 Nights|
|Middle||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1041||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|High||29 Jun 13||27 Jul 13||£ 1666||£ 280||£ 280||3 Nights|
|Highest||27 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 2083||£ 350||£ 350||3 Nights|
|High||24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1666||£ 280||£ 280||3 Nights|
|Middle||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 1041||£ 175||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Low||28 Sep 13||4 Jan 14||£ 833||£ 140||£ 140||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The prices include water, gas, the final cleaning, bed linen and towels, weekly tidying up. Electricity and the air conditioning/heating are included until to the limit max of 210 Kwh per week.Enquire now
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