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Franco's spot is just lovely in Pollara. We happened to arrive when the grapes dangling from the trellis were bursting with ripeness.
We enjoyed our stay in the Samarcanda apartment. There were neighbors in the adjoining apartment from Switzerland. They were quite nice.
The only down side was the mattress. It was tortilla like.
Orietta and Franco created a wonderful house and garden in this remote place, which they are seemingly happy to share with their guest. We enjoyed the apartment, the view from the terrace, the walks to the beach, the slow rythem of the island, and the chats with Orietta and Franco over a glass of homebrew citronella liquor from their own garden. They are very kind hosts. We would be happy to meet again, in Pollara or Torino.
Petit coin de paradis pour ceux qui recherchent calme et tranquillité. Gentillesse des hôtes incroyable. Nous reviendrons, c'est promis!
We had a wonderful time in Salina. The island is extremely beautiful and quiet. The beach nearby (Pollara) offers a breathtaking landscape and is very easy to reach by foot. Also, we were delighted to meet Orietta and Franco, who were very caring yet very discreet hosts. They offered us fruits from their garden, local wine and invited us to join on the eve of our departure, for a drink. We had a very pleasant evening chatting with them and their family. A perfect stay! And we hope we have the opportunity to come back another time.
Response from Orietta:
A couple nice and well-rehearsed with whom we enjoyed it and we hope to meet again.
Lieu charmant et typique de l'île, très bien équipé, Orietta et Franco sont adorables et attentionnés, l'accueil est parfait, Pollara magnifique, nous sommes resté une semaine en juillet 2013.
Response from Orietta:
Wish you a complete realization of your projects!
We remember with affection and sympathy you and Mona.
We had a beautiful stay at house Ithaca on Salina. The house is designed with much care and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the peace and simplicity of the island. Orietta and Franco are lovely hosts! We certainly would love to come again!
Un'esperienza che ci rimarrà nel cuore grazie alla magia di questo posto e all'ospitalità di Orietta e Franco. Speriamo di rivedere presto i fantastici tramonti di Pollara!
Franco and Orietta were amazing and so is their place
We had an unforgettable week there and will no doubt return
This is as good a holiday as it gets ..!
Very tempted to give this amazing place, island included, a lousy review to put off a stampede of people, making our return visit impossible to book. But actually we have just found a little piece of heaven. Franco and Orietta are wonderful and interesting people who could not have taken care of us any better. There was a bottle of prosecco waiting for us when we arrived and they showed us around their beautifully restored farmhouse. As an architect Franco has an excellent eye for antique furniture and interesting interior details. The house is simply perfect if you're after some time away from the madding crowd. Pollara really is a magical spot, very quiet and calm (apart from one cockerel), a place to restore your energy levels. We used the local buses, which were great, to explore the rest of Salina. One day we bought lots of fish from the local fishermen in the nearest village of Malfa and in the evening Franco lit the barbecue and we had an amazing dinner, overlooking the bay at sunset. All the locals were wonderful, like Nando and his wife and family from next door at the excellent restaurant Al Capperi where we lunched nearly every day. The newly opened snack and drinks bar L'Oasi is just up the road, run by Alessandro, a local guy who loves his area and is very proud of his photographs that are on display. We popped in every day for aperitifs while soaking in the exquisite vista. In Malfa we met many lovely people, were introduced to the mayor, got wonderful local produce from the alimentari, butcher and baker and other small shops. The bars by the piazza were great. The list is endless, only one problem, one week wasn't enough and we were very sad to leave! Thank you Franco and Orietta for sharing your magical spot with us!
We had already travelled Sicily for two weeks when we arrived in Pollara and this week was without question the highlight of our trip. The little village and the house (Casa Itaca) are stunning, with breathtaking views onto the sea (sunset!). The house is built in the traditional Eolian style and furnished with a refined and simple taste. Franco and Orietta were the most friendly and helpful hosts, it was a pleasure to talk to them. Please note that for shopping and eating out you have to go to the next village which is a 10 minute ride on the bus. We will come back!