Aeolian island. Charmingly restored stable annex of old ( 1800) farmhouse in Monte on the island of Lipari with panoramic views of the sea and hills, the bay of Lipari with the town center, the island of Panarea and Stromboli with the eruptions of the active vulcano. Gated entrance with barbecue and outdoor shower leads onto a covered porch overlooking the sea. Inside studio with double bed, bathroom with shower panel and hydrojets for body massage, kitchenette. Fully furnished throughout with mod-cons, washingmachine. Yuo may drive till 150 mt from the house then walk or with a scooter. There is a bus (email hidden), bus that takes you to the town center and the beaches
WI FI with 3G mobile connection is not guarenteed service and speed
bedlinen included, towels are NOT available
from april to october we organize twice a week for our guest hiking / climbing to the top of volcano stromboli, start from lipari with private boat at 12 noon and return around 12midnight, more info on request
how to reach us: Airport nearest: Catania (easyjet), Reggio Calabria, Palermo, Trapani (ryanair), Lamezia terme (easyjet,ryanair)
from Catania to Milazzo, bus and shuttle (2hr, 1hr and half) cost 12-35 euro one way
company giuntabus - garagedelleisole
from Milazzo to Lipari, ferry and hydrofoil (2hr, 1 hr) cost 9-16 euro one way company usticalines, siremar, ngi-spa
from Reggio Calabria airport to the harbour bus Sogas then hydrofoil metromare to messina 20 min euro 2,50 then hydrofoil usticalines to Lipari (2hr) cost euro 24,00 one way
from Palermo airport bus to (train station or harbour) and then direct hydrofoil company usticalines (4hr) cost 40,00 euro one way, or train to Milazzo (2-3hr) euro 15-10 one way company trenitalia, from train station to the harbour local bus 1 euro
from Trapani airport, shuttle to Palermo train station (90 min.) company autoservizisalemi or terravision euro 10.60
from Lametia Terme bus to train station, 10 m. every 40 min., cost euro 1 company sacal, then train to villa san giovanni company trenitalia 70 min. cost from eur(phone number hidden), then hydrofoil to messina company metromaredellostretto, 20 min euro 2,50, from messina you can take hydrofoil direct to lipari company usticalines, 2hr euro 23.00 or take bus to milazzo company giuntabus or giuntabustrasporti (two different companies) about 1hr price about 5 euro
We stayed in Lipari for 1 week and really enjoyed the Villa Maracuja. Alfredo made it a perfect time with a first class feeling. Just to mention a few things... pick-up from and to the ferry (even early in the morning), organizing the return shuttle from Milazzo to Catania airport (never had such a well organized travel) and his recommendations for the scooter rental (we do have very good experiences with DA MARCELLO, cell (phone number hidden), fair rates with a nice person).
Please consider to bring your own towels, because it is an apartment and no hotel. It is in the hilly surounding of Lipari.
We suggest a scooter to come around to the city and on the island. Even though, there is a food path to the city. But after a few wine it can be long....In this case I would suggest the taxi Daniele (phone number hidden) or (phone number hidden)).
Just right for the authentic feel you want to experience (i.e. the warm outdoor shower with a mind-blowing view).
Next time coming to Lipari, we will stay with Alfredo again.
La casa è molto carina ed offre una vista davvero stupenda da cui è possibile godere un panorama sulla città di Lipari ed in lontananza anche di Panarea e Stromboli. E' posizionata sulla cima di una collina quindi è difficilmente raggiungibile se non si ha un mezzo a disposizione. Essendo così lontana dalla città, internet non prende e si avrebbe bisogno di un servizio wifi efficiente che purtroppo la casa non offre. Il giardino andrebbe curato meglio prima dell'arrivo dell'ospite e non durante la sua permanenza nella casa. Il padrone di casa è molto disponibile dal punto di vista umano,ma poco serio ed onesto dal punto di vista lavorativo. Soggiorno piacevole,ma con qualche inconveniente.
Cela a déjà été dit mais nous confirmons; cette maison est un petit paradis. La vue incroyable qui sert de rideau de douche quand on se sert de celle installée à l’extérieure (LE bonus de cette maison). La terrasse / solarium sur le toit et sa vue à 180°. Niveau installations tout y est, il ne manque rien, de la clim pour ceux qui ne peuvent s'en passer aux moustiquaires fraîchement installées sur les fenêtres. Alfredo est d'une rare gentillesse et viendra vous chercher au port et répondra à toutes vos demandes c'est certain. Envisagez la location d'un scooter car tout ceci se mérite et la cabane de rêve est quand même bien perchée sur une des nombreuses collines de l'île. Bons séjours !
We stayed here for 4 nights at the start of July and had an amazing time. Alfredo was really friendly and helpful, picking us up from the port and taking us to the house. He answered all of our questions such as how to find the beach nearby (perfect for sunset).
We didn't hire a scooter or car and found the walk down to Lipari Town to be fine. Coming up is harder and doing it with groceries in the middle of the day was challenging! The view from the house is fantastic and the house is very lovely - it had everything we needed.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Aeolian Lipari Lodge for three nights in June 2013. Alfredo picked us up at the ferry and was very accommodating, even though our arrival time was unannounced because of a problem with our phones. He was very nice and took us to the apartment. The car can only go so far; once we arrived, we had to walk along a little path for a couple minutes to get to the lodge. Since we had backpacks it wasn't a problem (and Alfredo helped carry them) but it may have been difficult with suitcases. The apartment is a shared house with two apartments and two separate entrances (next to each other). There wasn't anyone staying at the other apartment upon arrival but it if there had been it wouldn't have been very private.
The inside of the apartment is small but comfortable. There is a very small kitchen with basic supplies (although missing dish soap, which made cleaning dishes difficult). The water is not potable; Alfredo had bought one two-litre of drinking water for our arrival, but we had to get more the next day (which was kind of difficult since we only had a scooter without much room to carry groceries). The bathroom was also acceptable, with a weak but functional blowdryer. Unfortunately, there were no towels, nor a bathmat, nor soap for handwashing. Make sure to pack these things (and shampoo/conditioner)! The apartment is equipped with satellite tv, which was nice for the one rainy night we had. None of the windows have screens (nor the door) so it is impossible to leave the windows open at night (because bugs could get in). There is a fan above the bed but it was a bit stuffy (this may have contributed to a moldy/stuff/old smell that upset my allergies quite a bit).
As others have said, the view from the apartment was amazing! This really made the apartment worthwhile. The apartment literally overlooks the town of Lipari. However, you can't walk from there to any restaurants or grocery stores. It is quite isolated and rural - both a blessing and a curse! We rented a scooter for 15Euros a day, then took a taxi the final ride up after dropping it off (20Euros). Alfredo was kind enough to pick us up at 615am for an early morning ferry ride to Naples. He was very helpful and kind. All in all, we would recommend the apartment & definitely visiting Lipari!
Marilee thanks for your feedback it will help me to improve my service, unfortunaly the cleanings lady forgot to leave you the dish soap, that is always provided , and the wellkome kit for the bathroom( hand soap and shower gel).
I have provided the window with a mosquitos screen
hope to see you again
Thank you Alfredo, loved our stay at Lipari and your beautiful apartment. The views across the valley and the sea to Stromboli are something we will never forget, truly wonderful. Your help with transport upon arrival and departure helped make our time in Lipari very comfortable. Great spot, highly recommended.
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour à Lipari à la fin du mois de Février. Nous sommes restés cinq nuits chez Alfredo, dans la Maison Lodge Maracuja. Alfredo est très accueillant et il parle assez bien le Français pour discuter avec nous : c'était parfait ! Il nous a accompagnés le jour de notre arrivée, jusqu'à la maison, avec nos bagages. La maison n'est pas très grande mais suffisante pour deux personnes : beaucoup de détails sont très jolis car authentiques (les portes anciennes par exemple). Tout fonctionne bien dans le coin cuisine et dans la salle de bain. Les terrasses doivent être bien agréables aux beaux jours, mais il y a le risque d'avoir plus de voisins. Par chance, nous étions seuls à cette époque! L'eau chaude est suffisante pour deux personnes, l'appareil de chauffage fonctionne bien pour chauffer la pièce en Février! Le lit est confortable et nous avions une formidable couette en duvet bien chaude. Février peut être une saison assez humide évidemment, et le premier jour la maison était un peu humide; mais les jours suivants, l'air est devenu plus sec et plus agréable grâce au chauffage. Nous avons eu aussi de belles journées de soleil pour nous promener dans d'autres îles : il y a beaucoup de bateaux, même en hiver, et le chemin à pied, pour descendre au port de Lipari, dure 15-20 minutes. Attention, la pente est raide et peut être glissante en hiver. Le retour vers la maison n'est pas trop long non plus et la sensation de s'élever pour profiter d'une belle vue est agréable! En quatre jours, nous avons visité Vulcano, Panaréa, Stromboli, et nous avons loué une voiture pour faire le tour de Lipari un après-midi : Tout était magnifique! Finalement, nous remercions encore Alfredo pour ce séjour. La location de la maison était à un prix raisonnable et nous n'avons pas été déçus : la vue sur Lipari en contre-bas était belle, avec toutes les différentes lumières du jour, quoique le quartier de Maracuja ne soit pas très sauvage. Et la silhouette de Stromboli au loin dessine un beau panorama lorsque le ciel est dégagé. Nous espérons pouvoir revenir un jour à Lipari et refaire affaire avec Alfredo à cette occasion. Merci encore, Alfredo, pour votre gentillesse et votre disponibilité!
Lipari was great. Alfredo picked us up from the boat and gave us some useful information for the island. He is really friendly and relaxed.
The house had a beautiful view and was comfortable.
This house is fantastic!! The view is truly incredible, the house itself is gorgeous and has everything you need, and there are lovely bush walks starting from just near the house. Alfredo is lovely and extremely helpful. Very highly recommend!
We stayed at Alfredo's apartment for 10 days and had an absolutely wonderful time. The views from the apartment (and roof terrace) are some of the best on the island. The kitchen works well, the fridge is big, all of which allows for great self-catering in an amazing setting. Alfredo is a very warm, welcoming, and helpful host who speaks good English
The walk up to the apartment from the town is undeniably steep, but just about quick enough not be a problem. A scooter is very handy, and we used taxis (we were charged 20 euro) for late nights eating and drinking in town (although when we did walk at night it felt safe, we were just being lazy!) There's an excellent stone beach - great for swimming - easily accessible from the apartment (1 minute on the scooter followed by a picturesque 10 minute cross-country walk).
Lipari is a very friendly, laid-back island and makes a great base for exploring the other Aeolian islands. You are very close to Vulcano (5 euro on the hydrofoil) which has all its main attractions easily accessible from the port (the crater walk, two great beaches and the Fanghi pools) so logistics are made easy. We explored Salina, Stromboli and Panerea with tours, but again they can be seen independently by hydrofoil from Lipari port.
The views of Vulcano and Etna at sunset from the various viewpoints easily reached by scooter (one 10 minutes from Alfredo's) are among some of the most beautiful sights i have ever seen.
I can't recommend Lipari and the Aeolian islands highly enough for those with a love for natural history and exploration.