Holiday houses on Sicilian islands

From the volcanic Stromboli to the fishermen’s village of Marettimo, from the original low buildings “dammusi” to the ancient, typical gardens in Pantelleria, the Sicilian islands are many, little gems in the Mediterranean
By: Pasquale Marchese
A village on Stromboli (Photo Garozzo)
A village on Stromboli (Photo Garozzo)
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May 12, 2009 - PRLog -- When in 1949 Rossellini, together with the actress Bergmann and his film crew, disembarked at Stromboli the island must have seemed an ancient, mysterious world, a wild, far away land dominated by its volcano, as if it were a divinity. The pictures of the Sweden star walking with bare feet on the black rocks, among children and fishermen, were known all over the world. After nearly 60 years from the film “Stromboli, land of God”, that strip of land between water and fire still keeps intact its charm and delights the visitors offering a unique contrast between the harshness of its nature and the beautiful landscapes.

DiCasaInSicilia offers a selection of special holiday accommodation on the islands: terraces with gardens - full of cicas plants - that gently slope to the sea, Aeolian houses, dammusi and fishermen’s small houses.

SALINA: an island that inspires quietness and harmony. A magnificent scenery that features breathtaking landscapes, charming sunsets, silence and where the time seems to flow slowly and far away from worldly pleasures and showiness. On the route between Santa Marina and Malfa is sited Villa Malvasia, a perfect dwelling for those who look for very comfortable rooms in a dream island. The property is surrounded by a garden replete with sumptuous flowers, dwarf palms and Mediterranean plants. Built in the typical Aeolian manner, it features simple elegance, exquisite details such as antique furnishings, paintings and ceramics, all in bright and warm rooms.

PANTELLERIA: an island that is known as the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean, for the peculiar dark chromatism that the lava rocks and the cobalt blue sea create. The island is charming because of its touch of middle-eastern spirit, inherited by the Arab names (800-1000 A.D.) that characterise above all the villages, that are called Khattibuale, Khamma and Muègen, and the architecture of the “dammusi”, typical domed houses made of dark volcanic stone. The Resort “i Giardini” is an estate with seven exclusive, separate “dammusi” each with its own little courtyard and swimming pool - which is lit up by night - covered terrace and a large garden that make it the ideal place to spend relaxed hours.

LIPARI: the largest of the Aeolian islands that is full of ancient history and culture. It was at the heart of the trade route in the Tyrrhenian Sea already in the pre-Roman period and not only for its location but also because it was rich in pumice stones and obsidians - a volcanic glass produced when the lava cools. The house Harmattan is beautifully situated high above the yacht marina of Lipari. Built according to the typical Aeolian-style architecture, the house features tasteful décor and fittings.

STROMBOLI: the extraordinary island-volcano of the Aeolian archipelago. It is situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea in the north-east of Sicily and emerges from a deep blue, crystal clear sea that creeps into lava rocks and wonderful beaches with black sand. In the village of Piscità, the old part of the town with white houses of cubical shape, among tiny streets, steps and flowering courtyards is Villa Rosa, a beautiful villa built according to the typical Aeolian-style architecture. A small path with a few steps separates the dwelling from the lava rocks and the delightful beach with black sand. The property is divided into three apartments encircling a small but well-kept, luxuriant garden with lawn, flowers and Mediterranean plants.

MARETTIMO: the farthest, smallest of the Egadi islands, that still preserves unique botanic species due to a very ancient geological origin. On the island traffic is not allowed and there is only one built-up area divided into three zones: Scalo Nuovo, Scalo di Mezzo and Scalo Vecchio. Just a walk from the small port of Scalo Nuovo, in a characteristic narrow street of the small town centre, is situated the house Hiera, from the old name of the island that was considered holy by the Greeks. The dwelling is divided into two apartments, one on the 1st and one on the 2nd floor, and each has its own style and unique features. Both apartments share the original staircase made of Misca stone - the same stone used to build the famous flight of steps of the “Reggia di Caserta” (Royal Palace of Caserta).

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A young team but with experience and a deep knowledge of the country.
Since 1992 we have offered an exclusive selection of villas, houses of charm and holiday apartments, that differ in type, location and atmosphere.

We are specialists at satisfying every need, providing tailor made and high quality services, assisting in the country, keeping constantly in touch with our clients.

These are our values, that are always present to suggest the best holiday accommodation in the most striking settings, from sea to cities full of art, from countryside to the smaller islands experience, and that contribute to making our guests holiday a happy, relaxed experience, discovering the true soul of this wonderful island: Sicily.
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