BIVANI SUL MARE- "CASA DEL COLONNELLO"
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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 357617
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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
AMPIO E LUMINOSO APPARTAMENTINO (BIVANI) A POCHI METRI DAL MARE,SULLA SPIAGGIA DI ACQUACALDA DI LIPARI- ISOLE EOLIE - DISPONIBILE PER PERIODI SETTIMANALI NELLA STAGIONE ESTIVA.LA CASA E' DOTATA DI TUTTI I COMFORTS, CLIMATIZZATA, CON ARREDI E ACCESSORI (PENTOLE, POSATE, ETC.) . Il BIVANI E' AL PIANO TERRA E RISULTA COMPOSTO DA UNA GRANDE E LUMINOSA STANZA DA LETTO MATRIMONIALE ( SI PUO' CHIEDERE DI AGGIUNGERE UN LETTINO), E DA UN SOGGIORNO-CUCINA CON DIVANO-LETTO DOTATO DI DUE LETTI SINGOLI E DA UNA STANZA DA BAGNO CON BOX- DOCCIA. QUESTO APPARTAMENTO HA LA POSSIBILITA' DI FRUIRE DI UN AMPIO SPAZIO ESTERNO DOVE SI PUO' MANGIARE O FARE GRIGLIATE ALL'APERTO PERCHE' E' ATTREZZATO CON GAZEBO, BARBECUE, TAVOLI E SEDIE. IDEALE PER COPPIE CON BAMBINI. NON SONO AMMESSI ANIMALI. SU RICHIESTA E DIETRO PAGAMENTO DI UN EXTRA E' POSSIBILE AFFITTARE UN POSTO AUTO IN GARAGE PRIVATO. Nel prezzo sono comprese le spese di acqua, luce e gas. Non viene fornita la biancheria.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||in front of the house|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: catania 200 km, Nearest railway: milazzo 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Sicily region
Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine and architecture. Sicily also holds importance for archeological. Sicily has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and wet winters and hot, dry summers.
Inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in the year of the 2000, they are a volcanic archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea, named after the demigod of the winds Aeolus. The Aeolian Islands are a popular tourist destination in the summer, and attract up to 200,000 visitors annually. The largest island is Lipari. The other islands include Vulcano, Salina, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea.
Curbing urban development has been a key to preserving the Aeolian islands in a natural state. New buildings are severely restricted. Existing residences can be bought and restored but must be constructed to resemble its whitewashed houses. Traditional houses consist of modular cubes constructed from indigenous building materials — stone, lava, pumice and tufo. Almost all houses have a large outdoor terrace, usually shaded by grape-vines and flowering vines. The houses, balconies and terraces are mostly decorated with brightly patterned terra-cotta tiles, a throwback to long-ago Spanish conquerors.
The present shape of the Aeolian Islands is the result of volcanic activity over a period of 260,000 years. There are two active volcanoes - Stromboli and Vulcano. The volcanic activity of steaming fumaroles and thermal waters are on most of the islands. Only the one on Stromboli, the northernmost island, is still active.
Lipari is the largest of a chain of islands in a volcanic archipelago that straddles the gap between Vesuvius and Etna. The island has a surface area of 37.6 km² and is 30 km from Sicily. Besides the main town, most of the year-round population resides in one of the four main villages: Pianoconte is almost due west across the island, Quattropani in the northwest, Acquacalda along the northern coast, and Canneto is on the eastern shore north of Lipari town.
It is generally accepted that the island was created by a succession of four volcanic movements, the most important of which was the third one, presumably lasting from 20,000 BC to 13,000 BC. A further important phenomenon should have happened around 9000 BC (C14 exams by Keller). The last recorded eruptions occurred in the fifth century CE when the airborne pumice covered Roman villages on the island, as well as volcanic ash. The volcanoes are considered active, and steaming fumaroles and hydrothermal activity may still be seen. As a result of the volcanic origins, the island is covered with pumice and obsidian. Pumice mining has become a large industry on Lipari, and the pale pumice from Lipari is shipped internationally. Nii-jima of Izu Islands, Japan is another locality where the pumice of the same component occur in the world. It is called Koga Stone there.
Lipari's position has made the harbor of strategic importance. In Neolithic times Lipari was, with Sardinia, one of the few centers of the commerce of obsidian, a hard black volcanic glass prized by Neolithic peoples for the sharp cutting edge it could produce. Lipari's history is rich in incidents as is witnessed by the recent retrievals of several necropolis and other archaeological treasures. Man seems to have inhabited the island already in 5000 BC, though a local legend gives the eponymous name "Liparus" to the leader of a people coming from Campania. Its continuous occupation may have been interrupted violently when the late 9th century Ausonian civilisation site was burned and apparently not rebuilt. Many household objects have been retrieved from the charred stratum.
Greek Colonists from Knidos under Pentathlos arrived at Lipara in 580 BC and settled on the site of the village now known as Castello. The colony successfully fought the Etruscans for control of the Tyrrhenian. Allied with Syracuse at the time of the fateful intervention of Athens in the west in 427, Lipara withstood the assault of Athenians and their allies. Carthaginian forces succeeded in holding the site briefly during their struggles with Dionysios I, tyrant of Syracuse, in 394, but once they were gone the polis entered a three-way alliance which included Dionysios' new colony at Tyndaris. Lipara prospered, but in 304 Agathokles took the town by treachery and is said to have lost pillage from it in a storm at sea. Many objects recovered from wrecks of antiquity are now in the Aeolian Museum at Lipari. Lipara became a Carthaginian naval base during the first Punic War, but fell to Roman forces in 252-251 BC, and again to Agrippa in Octavian's campaign against Pompey. Under the Roman Empire, it was a place of retreat, baths (the hydrothermic waters are still used as a spa) and exile.
 From the Middle Ages to present
The 1556 fortifications, built atop ancient Greek walls.Lipari was probably an episcopal see from the 3rd century, (first bishop was St. Agatone) and at least from the 6th century the precious relics of St. Bartholomew could be admired in its cathedral.
In the 9th century, Sicily was conquered by the Arabs, and soon Saracen pirates began to raid across the Tyrrhenian Sea, with dramatic effects for Lipari. In 839 the Saracens slaughtered much of the population, the relics of St. Bartholomew were moved to Benevento, and Lipari was eventually almost totally abandoned. The Normans conquered the Arabs throughout Sicily between 1060 and 1090, and repopulated the island once their rule was secure. The Lipari episcopal seat was reinstated in 1131.
Though still plagued by pirate raids, the island was continually populated from this point onward. Rule of the island was passed from the Normans to the Hohenstaufen Kings, followed by the Angevins, and then the Aragonese, until Carlos I, the Aragonese King became the Spanish King, and then quickly was crowned Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
 Franco-Ottoman attackIn 1544, Hayreddin Barbarossa, in conjunction with the French fleet of Captain Polin under a Franco-Ottoman alliance, ransacked Lipari and enslaved the entire population. Jérôme Maurand lamented about the depredation to his Christian coreligionists occasioned by the campaign at Lipari: "To see so many poor Christians, and especially so many little boys and girls [enslaved] caused a very great pity." He also mentioned "the tears, wailings and cries of these poor Lipariotes, the father regarding his son and the mother her daughter... weeping while leaving their own city in order to be brought into slavery by those dogs who seemed like rapacious wolves amidst timid lambs".
A number of the citizens were ransomed in Messina and eventually returned to the islands.
Charles V then had his Spanish subjects repopulate the island and build the massive city walls atop the walls of the ancient Greek acropolis in 1556.
The walls created a mighty fortress which still stands today. The acropolis, high above the main town, was a safe haven for the populace in the event of a raid. While these walls protected the main town, it was not safe to live on the rest of the island until Mediterranean piracy was largely eradicated, which did not truly end until the 19th century.
20th centuryDuring the 1930s-1940s, Lipari Island was used for the confinement of political prisoners including: Emilio Lussu, Curzio Malaparte, Carlo Rosselli, Giuseppe Ghetti and Edda Mussolini.
 Culture and mediaThe archaeological museum covers human history of the Aeolian Islands from prehistoric to classical times, vulcanology, marine history, and the paleontology of the western Mediterranean.
The opening sequence of Kaos by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani showed children sliding down the vast slopes of white pumice that flowed into the sea. Today the pumice slope stops about 1 metre from the sea.
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14 Jun 2014
"Una romantica vacanza in riva al mare"
Io e il mio compagno cercavamo un posto dove rilassarci proprio in riva allo splendido mare eoliano e qui ad Acquacalda abbiamo trovato quello che cercavamo. Mare pulito e caldo, panorami da sogno, tramonti romantici dalla terrazza di casa (che e' anche comoda e molto particolare perche' e' una casa originale colonica di fine ottocento ed ha ancora diversi mobili e oggetti di arredamento di quell'epoca) e la grande simpatia dei proprietari che ci hanno dato un sacco di "dritte" su cosa vedere e sulle tante "chicche" di questo posto indimenticabile. Sicuramente da consigliare!
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