Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Capofaro in the Aeolian Islands

If you really want to get it away from it all, try the Capofaro Malvasia and Resort in Salina, one of the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Sicily. For those of you who can't get far enough away from the crowds, this might just be the place you've been searching for. Set amid 13 acres of vineyards, the resort is rustically modern, whitewashed and surrounded by the blue sea and views of the neighboring volcanic islands. The resort makes its own Malvasia, a regional sweet white wine. Salina was one of the settings for the 1994 Oscar-winning movie Il Postino and is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the Aeolian islands. Rates at the Capofaro start at 170 Euros and include breakfast.

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