"Villa Mariella" belongs to the Pittorino family, one of the oldest families, as a settlement, on the island of Salina, in the Aeolian Islands. In Piazzetta Pittorino, where the building is located, there is a statue dedicated to the grandfather of the owners: the dott. Giuseppe Pittorino. He was the first doctor conducted by Leni; he went to visit the patients in the two villages of the Municipality on the back of a mule. A garden of tropical plants, where the pause is enlivened by background music, surrounds the house. A plant native to Madagascar, with medicinal properties, experimented by the illustrious grandfather, who has also patented a digestive with the berries of it, the Eupeptic Tonic Pittorino, is accompanied by hibiscus, Christmas stars, cactus, cycas, plants of pink pepper, all create a deep sense of quiet and relaxation. Various corners are offered to guests for their rest, shaded or not, with sunbeds for the solarium, or under the pergolas and gazebos for lunches and dinners outdoors, or around the barbecue or finally comfortably seated in the living room or on the swing for relaxing readings; in fact, a wide selection of novels in French, English, German and Italian is available to tourists, as well as table games, decks, chess, checkers, back-gammons, etc. A refreshing drink or coffee around the bar in the breakfast area will brighten up the arrival of guests.
The hosts are justifiably proud of the family tradition full of old atmosphere and the history of their island. They will be prompted, in front of a glass, offered by them, of malvasia, delicious dessert wine with amber color, famous local DOC product, in transmitting information on the Aeolian Islands, traditions, anecdotes. Guests will be invited, with the warm insistence that distinguishes Southern hospitality, to share baskets of ecological fruit such as lotuses, mandarins, oranges, apricots, plums, figs, pomegranates, prickly pears, grapes and mulberries, depending on the season, fruits of their garden that are transformed by the landlady even in jams for tourists brunch.
Villa Pittorino is located in Leni, in Salina, Aeolian Islands in the center of Piazza Pittorino. It consists of a building dating back to the late 1700s, rich in historical evidence. Completely restored in 2012 it consists of two floors: on the first floor guests stay for the B & B (for those interested in the bed and breakfast visit the site) and guests for the unique charming apartment. The apartments, less expensive, rented, are located on the ground floor, suitable for families and couples. Even this whole floor, more rustic in Aeolian style, has undergone a new restoration, where the original ladders have been replaced by comfortable spiral staircases and masonry. It has kept unchanged but original destinations and spaces with large ceilings, exposed beams, high rooms divided into wooden and masonry mezzanines above and, below them, spaces for residential use. Each of them is made up of one or more rooms, furnished with natural wood furniture, each with a double bed or two beds, some with air conditioning and a safe and washing machine, all with ceiling fans, TV, kitchenette, bathroom with shower and reserved outdoor areas, equipped with pergolas, deckchairs, barbecues, small armchairs, dining tables with chairs, additional outdoor showers. Wi-fi free. The bed, table, kitchen and bathroom linens are available to hire for each couple of guests. Extras: consumption of gas, electricity and water meter, final cleaning as well as any subsequent change of linen, if required.
Today the ancient residence has been completely restored in the external and internal spaces, keeping, on the first noble floor, its atmosphere enriched by authentic objects, by canopy beds, suitable for those who want a "high quality" service, preserving the 19th-century layout of the rooms connected by elegant lacquered doors, with extraordinary perspective effects of the tempera and oil painted ceilings, and combining Liberty and 19th century furnishings, curious collections and evocative presences of the past.
bright studio apartment overlooking the square, loft, with sea view, consisting of:
· Access to the Aeolian Baglio / Transit Terrace from a common gate to the adjacent neighbors apartment only in July / August
• room with double loft futon bed, 1. 63 m high in the highest point, reachable by spiral staircase
• kitchenette with fridge, gas cooker, microwave, dining table for four seats with 6 chairs
• two single armchairs convertible to bed, two wardrobe lockers, internal bathroom with shower and De Longhi hot water bath
• TV, ceiling fan, safe, wi-fi,
"front garden of private exclusive use, with view to the sea, fenced equipped with table for lunch, deck chairs, barbecue, gazebo, armchairs, wash house, additional outdoor shower and washing machine
- Enclosed parking in the area
It can accommodate 2 people with the possibility of opening another 2 beds, with a separate cost.
Supplement for camping cot / crib / bed up to 5 years: € 15.00 one-time for the crib and € 20.00 one-time for the bed / cot; € 11.00 one-time linen if required.
Are available to tourists for free, upon request and availability 'beach towels and umbrella.
Please note that the outdoor breakfast bar is open only from 10/06 until 15/10, the same applies to the back garden that is available with all the equipment (rocking, gazebo, deckchairs, tables etc) only in the aforementioned period
The accommodation is not recommended for those suffering from the cold because during the winter season it is heated only with electric heaters, with energy consumption charged at 0.40 euros / kw. The ideal stay is from 01 May to 31/10.
For overnight stays from 1 to 3 nights are made available to tourists for their first needs:
dishwashing detergents / baths with sponges; coffee / sugar / milk / juice / pastries / jam / salt / oil / pasteGet the full listing »