Villa Wonderful Lipari

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Vacations in Sicily are the best occasion to discover the culture of the island!
Enjoy Lipari, rent Villa Wonderful.

The Aeolian Islands……
as the domain of Aeolus, god of the winds….

A holiday villa on the island of Lipari

A holiday villa with panoramic view – In the heart of the Eolian Islands, Villa Wonderful Lipari is the ideal place to stay and rediscover the taste of simple things, in a place where the perfumes of the country and those of the sea mix and transform themselves into an unforgettable experience. The Villa Wonderful Lipari is situated in a panoramic position on a hill overlooking the village of Lipari, inside a small farm where olive and citrus trees are grown, in the area that takes its name from the nearby church Chiesa dell’Annunziata. The house is surrounded by a flowery garden of wayfaring trees, jasmines, hibiscuses, rose-laurels and bougainvillaea. You can reach it from the main road (Lipari-Pianoconte-Quattropani) through a narrow tarmacked alley of about 200 metres that can be travelled over either on foot, by motorbike, or by a small car. A bus service, with a bus-stop at the church, chiesa dell’Annunziata, connects it with the city centre of Lipari , which is about 2 km away.
The building, which dates back to the beginning of the IXth century, takes its name from its original function of a place used for drying grapes. Since the 80’s , the building was refurbished and widened according to the architectural characteristics of the traditional eolian house, with a wide terrace (bagghiu) surrounded by a law wall which is used as a seat (bisolu). The terrace is covered by a roof of wooden beams surmounted by canes, which rest upon the typical masonry columns (pulera). The house is furnished in a simple way which makes it cosy and practical at the same time.

Unesco heritage – Lipari is the largest island of the Aeolian islands. Dominated by Mount Chirica, Lipari has an area of almost 37 square kilometers. It’s almost 10 kilometers in length and about 5 kilometers wide. Lipari’s natural ground water sources haven’t been fully been utilized; freshwater arrives by ship from Sicily, which is about an hour away depending on which transport service you use. From a historical point of view, Lipari is the most interesting of the islands, though Summer visitors come mostly for the beaches. The main locality, called Lipari, is a charming town that boasts a largely reconstructed Norman-era church and a fine archeological museum nearby, though the archeological park is more interesting. The oldest part of the castle was built in Greek times, but the thirteenth-century walls that dominate the structure are naturally more evident. Following the assault of the Turks, the larger walls were built, and these constitute the fortress’s present appearance. There are remains of several towers and other medieval structures on Lipari, and also some Greek and Roman ruins visible in the Diana District Archeological Park. The large Ponente Beach is the island’s greatest natural attraction today.

The Villa Wonderful Lipari is equipped as follows
90 SQM - up to 5 people
1 bedroom with double bed, 1 bedroom with two single beds, 1 bedroom with one single bed, 1 bathroom with shower, 1 living room with kitchen and dining area, TV, covered large terrace, barbecue, towels and bed linen.

Prices per week 2014

Travel period Up to 5 people
01st March - 30th April € 560
01st May - 30th June € 840
01st July - 15th September € 1050
16th September - 30th September € 840
01st October - 31st December € 560

The prices include gas, water, electricity.
Extra costs: Final cleaning € 40,-; towels and bed linen € 7,- / person.
Breakage deposit: € 100,-

Surroundings: Lipari with shops and restaurants - 2 km.
In 150 meters you find a bus stop to reach the downton of Lipari.
The Regional Archaeological Museum, housed in the complex of the Castle of Lipari, one of the most important of the Mediterranean, displays, in about fifty rooms, in chronological order, funerary objects, vases, tombstones, steles and tombs that testify the evolution of the cult of the dead. It also exhibits ceramics of various types and styles, theatrical masks and statues.
The old town of Lipari is dominated by the castle perched on a headland whose construction dates back to ancient times, with a tower which was part of the Greek fortifications of the IV-III century BC, with medieval towers of the thirteenth century and curtain walls of the Spanish era. Within the city you can visit the archaeological remains and the Norman Cathedral dating back to the year 1084, which was altered at various times until 1861 with its facade in baroque style. the remains of a 'Norman Abbey.
The Archaeological Park: originally, in the area of contrada Diana there was a prehistoric village of the Neolithic period. Here were later located the Greek and Roman necropolis found during the archaeological excavations organized by Paolo Orsi in 1928.
It is said that, after the Cathedral, the Church of the Annunciation (which is a few meters from the house La Pinnata), is the oldest religious building on the island of Lipari, since near it there is evidence of an ancient monastery, called the monastery of S. Andrea, probably dating from the sixth century. At that time, Lipari was plagued by pirates and here came to stay the Greek-Byzantine and Latin monks on missions of charity to the poor people of the Aeolian archipelago. The church , which underwent several expansions and changes over the centuries, was the only official center of worship for the faithful from the neighboring districts. The view that opens in front of the church ranges from Sicily, in front, the Cathedral and the castle of Lipari, and the valley of Piano dei Greci. You arrive on the church square by a long stone stairway, which Curzio Malaparte, who lived confined on the island for some time, liked so much that, when he returned to Capri, he wanted a similar one built in front of his house.
About a kilometer from the church, along the road around the island opens up the beautiful landscape of Quattrocchi, a terrace overlooking the crater of Vulcano
The thermal spring of San Calogero flows on the western side of the island, at the bottom of a valley, 600 meters from the coast where you find the baths today. The thermal springs of San Calogero were famous for their health benefits in the Greek and Roman Age as ancient historians testify. The natural spring, which for centuries has nourished the number of thermal baths built over the years, was rediscovered in 1992. After the sensational discovery of the source, digging in the area at its foot, they discovered the walls of a large public building of massive, solid structure: a large swimming pool where people took hot baths. The entrance to the pool was through a very narrow door in order to preserve as much possible. A small tunnel dug into the mountain, which opens in the same rock face not far from the source, was used for the extraction of thermal mud which was excellent for certain therapies.
Going from the thermal baths of S. Calogero to Quattropani, we recommend a stop at the old Kaolin (china clay) quarries, from where, in addition to the beautiful rocky canyons with their multiple shades of color, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the islands of Salina, and Filicudi Alicudi.
For those who enjoy trekking on Lipari there are infinite paths that cross the island from one side to the other: Through the ancient roads of the island you can reach beautiful and isolated places such as Monte St. Angelo, Monte Rosa and Monte Guardia.

Arrival: Airport of Catania oder Palermo (150 km). To reach Lipari please take the ferry from Milazzo harbour.