Capofaro

Capofero Salina Island, Italy

Capofaro was born out of the love that the Tasca d’Almerita family have for wine and sea, a spectacular estate found on the island of Salina, designed for friends, guests and travellers of taste, providing the best in Mediterranean hospitality. Capofaro is the highest expression of Sicilian cuisine and the Tasca family’s gastronomic traditions, recreated in the restaurant’s kitchen with the best local ingredients, craftsmanship and the creative flair of a southern chef.

Sustainability Focuses

Conservation
  • In the vineyards where the local Malvasia varietal is cultivated, preventative measures are carried out by hand using organic defence mechanisms and agricultural techniques that ultimately seek to enrich the soil, the plants and the entire ecosystem.
Fair Food
  • The chef, Ludovico De Vivo, has a philosophy based on the use of local seasonal ingredients and produce from the estate’s organic gardens in his cuisine.
  • Fish is purchased responsibly, taking into consideration seasonality, minimum size, origin and extinction of various species.
Waste Control
  • For the in-room courtesy line they abandon single-use plastic, when possible, by packaging in pure cellulose, using shower caps in biodegradable plastic and adopting special toothpaste tablets.
  • Consciously pack and store in glass, in PLA (a bio-plastic derived from corn) and use paper and recycled cardboard.
  • Straws are made out of bamboo – natural and completely biodegradable – or metal.
  • Staff members are provided with refillable aluminium water bottles.
  • In collaboration with a local NGO, organized events dedicated to raise awareness and educate about the protection of the sea and responsible consumption.

Accommodation

27 rooms in total, each unique, all with their own private terrace or garden with sea or garden view

Facilities

Restaurant & Bar Wine Bar Gazebo for Massage Padel Court Ping Pong Table Five-a-side Soccer Field Free Wi-Fi Outodoor Swimming Pool

Activities

Yoga Classes Cooking Classes Wine Tasting Boat Excursions Guided Hiking Visit to Local Caper and Wine Producers

Directions

Nearest International Airport is Catania (CTA). Then you will need to drive 90 minutes to Milazzo from where it is possible to take the public hydrofoil (90 Minutes) or a private boat transfer to reach Salina Island.

Climate

January to March are cold and rainy. April to June will offer blue skies and sunshine with temperatures ranging from 18°C to 25°C. July to September are months with warmer temperatures and warmer water. From mid October to December, the temperatures start to decrease from 18°C to 10°C.

Good to Know

The village of Pollara, which became famous thanks to the movie ‘Il Postino’, provides a spectacular view of the sun setting over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The chef and sommelier can prepare a picnic basket for a romantic sundowner.

Wellness

Capofaro is designed for rest and recuperation. The heart of the experience is the fresh water swimming pool surrounded by Malvasia vineyards. Hidden by luscious vegetation is the garden Spa, open for treatments and massage. For sport lovers, there is a padel court by the lighthouse, and yoga and pilates lessons offered by a resident teacher on the roof of the Club House.

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