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  • About this holiday

    Nestled amid Malvasia vines, volcanic rocks, and rich verdant flora, the white-washed Capofaro is a secluded drop of luxury on Salina's scenic coast. This five-star establishment encourages its guests to appreciate the colourful, rugged nature on your doorstep, with low-lying rooms that look out across the vines to the sea. One of the most beautiful islands of the Aeolus Archipelago, Salina is a landscape faithfully preserved since the time of its prehistoric civilisations. Perfect for long relaxing breaks enjoying the serenity of the island, or as part of a tour of the Aeolian Islands.

    The journey and how you get there



    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Catania in Euro Traveller and bed and buffet breakfast. Private transfer is not included in the sample price below but most clients do ask us to arrange it and include it in the final holiday price.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room
    From £1040 for 5 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Capofaro is a delightful hotel in a stunning location.

    Hotel description

    Located on the Aeolian island of Salina near the lighthouse of Faro, the Capofaro is owned by the Tasca d'Almerita family whose love for vineyards and the sea has made the Capofaro possible. Rich Mediterranean flora and fauna and cliffs of dark volcanic rock surround the hotel, and six acres of 30-year-old Malvasia vines stretch before you. The Capofaro hotel has 18 rooms grouped together in seven cottages built in typical Aeolian style with white walls, flat roofs and columned terraces. Rooms boast beautiful views across the vineyards to the sea with the islands of Panarea and Stromboli in the distance. Days can be spent walking in the surrounding countryside. The island of Salina boasts 18 scenic hiking trails and guests can explore this area with a guide if they wish. Boat trips to the other Aeolian Islands can also be arranged. The outdoor swimming pool and its terraces provide the perfect place to relax and there is also a tennis court and massage if you prefer. Guests at the Capofaro can take their evening meal of local cuisine in the elegant restaurant by the pool overlooking the sea.


    Salina, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    24 April to 31 October.

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Capofaro offers 27 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, minibar and a terrace.
    Standard Double Room
    Superior Double Room
    Junior Suite 
    Executive Suite
    Suite 21

    Six of the 27 rooms occupy the lighthouse building and include
    Standard Room
    Superior Faro Room
    Exclusive Faro Suite 
    Imperial Suite
    An extra bed or sofa bed can be added to any suite.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Swimming pool, Restaurant (open from mid May to the end of the season), Room service, Tennis court, Vineyard, Yoga and Pilates, Club House, WiFi, Massage (on request). Cookery lessons and Wine tasting can also be arranged.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Pollara beach and Nature reserve. Boat trips to the surrounding Aeolian Islands.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, Snorkelling and Diving.


    Extra beds can be added to any of the suites for a supplement charge.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Salina is 1 hour and 30 minutes by hydrofoil from Milazzo. The hotel is about 15 minutes in a taxi from the jetty. (Taxis are payable locally at approximately Euro 15).

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      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


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