About this listing
Beautiful, bright, 2 bedroom bungalow in Lipari on private estate surrounded by vineyards, citrus trees and bougainvillea. French doors open to your open air terrace with views of neighboring Vulcano Island, La Faraglioni and Mt Etna. Truly unique.
The property was built by my father, a photographer and entrepreneur over a decades time. He was born in Milazzo and always gazed across the sea with dreams of creating his own paradise in the Aeolie Islands. When he was a boy he worked on Roberto Rossellini's film Stromboli on the island of Stromboli
( subsequently my daughter Isa was named after Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of Roberto and Ingrid Bergman who fell in love on the set of the film) and my father knew he was destined to have his own private retreat in the Aeolie islands. After many years of hard work and travel he bought the side of the mountain facing the town of Lipari and Vulcano, notorious for having the best view in all of Lipari. Ultimately he wanted to build a house for each of his children which he almost succeeded in doing before his sudden death. Many of my brothers and sisters have neighboring homes. And we all share the magnificent gardens my father planted 30 years ago as common space.
The house has a view of the breathtaking La Faraglioni a geological spectacle that is perched in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of the island of Lipari. Vulcano Island, the neighboring active volcano also is part of the magnificent panorama.
On a clear day you can see as far as the snow capped peaks of Mt Etna from the terrace. In the evenings you can see the cost of Sicily sprinkled with city lights glimmering in the distance.
Both bedrooms have high ceilings with french doors to the main living area. The main living area has old stone walls, beautiful blue Italian tile floors and has a studio feel in that the kitchen, dining and living space is in essence one large space which allows for a festive experience. The main area is a wall full of windows and french doors that brings in the natural sunlight and the beautiful sea breeze and gives a vista from anywhere you are in the room; whether you are cooking a yummy meal with local ingredients in the kitchen, lounging on the couch reading a book or eating at the farm style table.
The space was designed with the love of nature and the local Aeolie aesthetic in mind. My mothers oil paintings adorn the bedroom walls. And one of my fathers photography books is on view to flip through. The Aeolian bungalow is a labor of love from my fathers conception of it to my carrying on his dreams and trying to create a colorful, warm inviting space for all to share…. my inspiration being both my parents artistic, bohemian spirits.
Guests have use of the bungalow, terrace, outdoor shower, covered rooftop to eat al fresco on sunny days or drink wine in the evenings and the common gardens shared by my family to wander around and enjoy.
Interaction with guests
I presently live in the mountains of Woodstock, New York with my family loving yet another corner of the world with its cornucopia of local ingredients and open spaces with amazing views. I try to get to Lipari as much as possible for family gatherings and in memory of my fathers legacy, but as I am not there full time I want to share its magnificence with as many others as possible. I am in constant contact via internet and phone with any questions pre arrival. Upon arrival my lovely nephew Luca lives in a neighboring house on the property and will be there to greet you, give you keys and answer any questions you may have or assist with any problems that may arise.
Other things to note
Chiesa Vecchia is a beautiful church and view area about 10 minutes past Pianaconte on the main road.
Cannetto is a nice popular beach and just a few minutes past Lipari the opposite direction of the rental. And if you continue about 10 minutes past Cannetto there is the white Pumice beach.
No smoking permitted in the home. All smoking debris be extinguished and disregarded in the
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Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.
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I feel at home outside hiking through the woods or wandering down a beach. I love where I live and I am thankful every day I get to wake to such a sweet, peaceful spot. I enjoy having access to the arts, great food yet also being able to relish in the nature and solitude of the Catskills. I love to enjoy time with friends and family and have adventures.