Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia Italy
Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia
Via faro, 3 98050 Malfa (ME)
Tasca Wine Retreats & Resorts
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Margherita Vitale, General Manager – Margherita has joined the team in 2015 after having worked for 15 years on environmental projects for the Italian government and the United Nations in China, Brasil, Iraq, Cuba and the USA. She is passionate about people and life, speaks fluently English, French and Spanish in addition to Italian.
5 star boutique resort
Quality services for HW travelers at a unique location in charming natural surroundings. Our constant goal is to propose the opportunity to experience the genuine local qualities by having access to adventure.
CAPOFARO LOCANDA & MALVASIA
History & Story
Athemed resort, centered on the union of experiencing nature and relax. Its unique identity is a location chosen by who loves a full immersion in the uncontaminated nature of the island of Salina, the most authentic among the Aeolian Islands. A place to experience nature, surrounded by a timeless habitat. Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia is the result of the love for the vines and the sea by the Tasca d’Almerita family, an icon of quality in Sicilian viticulture.
2016 – 25% of the bathrooms
2017 – 30% of the bathrooms
2018 – 30% of the bathrooms
Date added extensions
2016 – vegetable garden, wine exposition wall
2017- Paddle tennis Court
Acquisition and renovation of one more room, Suite 21
2018 – Acquisition and renovation of the Lighthouse building with the creation of 6 new rooms.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Simplicity, tranquility, immersed in natural beauties, access to genuine local and in house produced food, opportunity to mental relax.
Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, Alicudi, Filicudi, Panarea and Stromboli: the seven sister islands rise from the Tyrrhenian sea at about forty kilometers from the Sicilian coast, and have a history and mythology that date back thousands of years.
The Aeolian Islands are volcanic islands that according to the legends were created by Aeolus, god of the winds. Inhabited since prehistoric times, they were always in the crossroads of the Mediterranean civilizations and a source of nature’s mythological expression.
Key sites/activities in the area
Rich vegetation, the most abundant of the Aeolians, and a deep blue sea that meets the sun wrapping the island in a thousand colors. Salina is the island for tranquility and peace.
Salina is a UNESCO heritage site and a natural reserve since 1981. There are panoramic trekking routs that lead up to “Monte dei Porri”. The tour of the “Fossa delle Felci” mountain is a must; it has numerous plant and animal species, from which there are views of the Sicilian coast and also Mount Etna.
A crystal clear sea meets high dark cliffs spotted with lush vegetation: circumnavigating the island of Salina, with a boat or “skiff” (typical fishing boats), is a breathtaking experience, which allows to discover secret corners of the coast and to swim in uncontaminated waters. Salina is exactly in the center of the archipelago: there are daily excursions to all of the other islands by boat or hydrofoil.
Families with children are welcome in some of our rooms that are adequate due to their size and location. Although it is not an “adults only” concept we inform parents with small children (under the age of 12) that Salina is not equipped with attractions, programs and beaches for them.
Number of rooms in all: 27
Each room is different from the other, with a private terrace or garden facing the sea or the mountain. Surrounded by fifteen acres of vineyards, they are divided in 6 types: Standard rooms; Superior double rooms; Junior Suite, Suite Exclusive and Suite 21 and Suite II Faro.
From the terraces, shaded by the native trees, it is possible to see in the distance the outlines of the islands of Stromboli and Panarea, a breath taking view, at the edge of a cliff above the sea. The typical Aeolian architecture meets a minimal design style.
Restaurants & Bars
The Restaurant offers the concept « Cucina Tasca » led by the family’s chef, Ludovico De Vivo who interprets their passion for good food and a rich, profound gastronomic history that brings together the lessons of ‘monsù’ (the chefs of the Sicilian and Neapolitan aristocratic homes) and peasant knowledge of the historical Sicilian feudal estates. The cornerstone of the cuisine is the great reserve of concentrated flavors of the sun, sea and volcanic land of Salina, transformed with respect for their essence, using techniques that enhance their delicate quality. A tasty and ethical voyage that takes from the ‘short kilometer’ concept: a network of vegetable gardens furnishes 70% of the vegetables used in the kitchen. Fresh fish comes from the Aeolian sea. The wheat for the bread (made at the restaurant with natural levain) and pasta (handcrafted at Gragnano) comes from the Regaleali estate.
The vineyard surrounds a fresh water pool with a sundeck. The relax area is immersed in the nature under a small pine grove and the massage area is in the garden cottage.
A fitness corner includes a paddle tennis court, e mini soccer field and a ping pong.
The island of Salina offers numerous trekking paths leading through the emblematic extinct volcanos, that had formed it.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia is also a location set up for corporate meetings, guaranteeing high professional standards, peace and quiet surrounded by nature. It is an ideal venue to organize small board meetings at our Clubhouse or on our terraces.
Extra Notable Features
There are also tailor-made services to discover the Sicilian cuisine by one to one cooking lessons.
Our active vineyard offers technical wine tastings led by our sommelier.
Yoga, pilates and meditation retreats led by international instructors are being organized in various periods during the season and on demand.
Hotel and restaurant Awards
Relais & Châteaux assigned us the 2020 Sustainability Trophy
A recognition of the impressive work undertaken by the Tasca d’Almerita family towards sustainable tourism.
Nominated within « The 50 greatest hotels in Italy for a slice of La dolce vita» by The Telegraph
« Location of the year 2014 » by Corriere Della Sera
Nominated within « The 10 most spectacular restaurant terraces of Italy » by Corriere Della Sera
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