Aeolian islands - Lipari Santa Margherita LaneRecently restructured hillside guesthouse in local architecture, comprising large studio room with double bed and additional folding bed, shower-room (with massage jets), and fitted kitchen area leading onto a charming covered garden terrace with panoramic views. The guesthouse is equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, laundry facilities, a barbecue and reassuringly....windows mosquito nets!
bedlinen included, towels NOT available
The guesthouse is off a country lane with no public transport access, and can be reached from the port by vehicle or foot either up a steep and narrow lane (3kms) or a more leisurely road (7kms).
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
I came with my partner for a 10 day holiday to Lipari and stayed in Alfredo's cottage. It was an amazing apartment with high ceilings and walls that were about 1 metre thick. We came in December so it was a bit chilly in the evenings at this time of year but the apartment had adequate heating facilities. The shower was very high-tech with the option of overhead water, side jets or hand-held shower. There was also even a hair dryer in the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable. In the kitchen (among other appliances) Alfredo has a toaster with an English plug and an additional row of English electrical sockets - a lifesaver if you are coming from the UK and forgot to bring your international multiplug! There is an orange and lemon tree in the garden and Alfredo told us to help ourselves to the fruit ... so we did! Alfredo was very nice - picked us up at the harbour and even made a stop at a supermarket for us on the way to the cottage. He speaks English and gave us lots of useful advice about the islands.
Alfredos house was great! It is up on the mountain with a reallly stunning view (you even can see mount etna)! You can just sit up there and nearly cry when its getting dark and you look at all the lights blinking at the coast of sicily. The house is newly and very tasteful renovated. You probably will need an scooter, you can rent for 15 euro a day, or - like i did - can get a little discount: i rented one 5 days for 60 euro. Thats really cool too to get around on this beautiful island. One thing, i didnt understand was, that Alfredo doesnt provide towels, so you have to bring your own. Second minus is the cleaning fee of 50 euro, a little too much, i think. But Alfredo is the perfect host and a supercool guy. He picked me up from the ferry and even drove me back there on my last day. I really miss the island, it was extremely stunning there.
Fantastic view and super cosy terrasse. I recommend to rent scooters, it's quite a long walk to the city, and it's a really good way to get around at the island. It was easy to get in contact and make appointments with Alfredo. I recommend this place to my friends!
Un séjour parfait à Lipari dans le cottage d'Alfredo sur les hauteurs de Pianoconte. Une vue superbe sur l'Ile et la mer depuis la petite terrasse équipée d'un hamac. La chambre est spacieuse et confortable et la cuisine très complète. Alfredo est venu nous chercher au Port et il a eu la gentillesse de nous y ramener à la fin de notre séjour. N'hésitez pas à louer ce petit cottage, il est parfait !
Alfredo was a great host. He picked up my friend and I at the port, gave us the lowdown and tour of the island as he drove us up to his cottage, and gave some great recommendations for places to eat and see. And was kind enough to hookup us with Vespa rentals.
He is extremely responsive and even came late at night to help us when we got lost driving around on the island ( which you can't go wrong with in Lipari, a great place to wander and get lost).
The cottage is beautiful, clean and spacious and the view is stunning. Grab some food from the local market and cook up a great meal and just enjoy the mountain top view. Or take an afternoon nap in the hammock. Also the neighbors are super friendly and even gave us some great locally fresh picked lemons and rosemary for our meals.
A definite must stay place if you want to experience the island as a local and get the real feel of the island.
We hope to be back.
A pochi minuti da Lipari, sulle colline, per chi ama il silenzio, le notti stellate e la campagna. La casa ha tutto quello che serve x star bene, né di più né di meno. Le colazioni e i dopo cena in veranda sono davvero unici. Consigliamo uno scooter che a differenza dell'auto consente una discesa (ma non salita) a Lipari più veloce.
Alfredo è persona gentile e discreta, e pensa lui ai trasferimenti all'arrivo e alla partenza.
We had a really nice time in Lipari. Alfredo is a great and helpful host. He came to pick us up and drove us back to the ferry station and gave us advice about the activities / restaurants / beaches of the island.
The house is perfect for 2 people. It is a little far from the centre of Lipari but with a scooter / car it is easily done and the view is amazing.
I definitely recommend it!
We had a great time. Breathtaking view! Everything is as written in the listing. Easy-going and available host. Thanks Alfredo
Due settimane da favola. La casa è isolata sulle alture di Lipari e gode di una magnifica vista sul mare, l'isola di Vulcano e, nelle serate più terse, si arriva a scorgere la cima dell'Etna. Gli interni del cottage sono semplici e curati. L'esterno è splendido. Un ampio patio dove è possibile mangiare su un tavolo in maiolica eoliana (praticamente lo abbiamo inaugurato), cucinare al barbecue, rilassarsi su un'amaca, oppure prendere il sole sulle sdraio, conduce ad un giardino arricchito da alberi da frutto.
Indimenticabili le cene a base di pesce fresco e vino bianco gustate al tramonto.
Per raggiungere comodamente la casa è necessario noleggiare un mezzo: consigliamo vivamente uno scooter che consente di muoversi con assoluta libertà per l'isola.
Alfredo è molto disponibile. Prima dell'arrivo ha risposto tempestivamente a tutte le richieste di informazioni. Allo sbarco sull'isola abbiamo trovato ad aspettarci una sua collaboratrice che ci ha (website hidden) alla casa e la mattina della partenza Alfredo ci ha riaccompagnato al porto.
Insomma il terrasia cottage è assolutamente consigliato, in particolare a coppie in cerca di tranquillità e intimità nella magnifica cornice delle isole Eolie.
Un séjour très agréable dans une petite maison tout confort avec terrasse et jardin. Alfredo, très accueillant est venu nous chercher à notre arrivée sur le port de Lipari. Superbes vacances !