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Villa Meligunis - Luxury holidays to Sicily

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  • About this holiday

    On the historic island of Lipari, the four-star Hotel Villa Meligunis stands in the characterful fishermen's quarter, on the banks of the Marina Corta. A haven away from the bustle of Italian cities, this island is a twisting network of small lanes, squares, and period buildings. Its location makes it perfect for anyone looking to explore the Castello, or who would like to take a short idyllic break. We would highly recommend staying at the Hotel Villa Meligunis as part of a luxury tour of the Aeolian Islands and Sicily.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Free shuttle service from 18 June to 18 September from the hotel to the beach, free wi-fi throughout the hotel, bathroom towels for the pool and use of the reading room's PC and internet.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Catania in Euro Traveller, bed and buffet breakfast and transfer from Lipari port to the hotel. Private transfer can be arranged.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Double room
    From £1050 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

    IE298

    Our opinion

    The Villa Meligunis is a charming hotel in a glorious location.

    Hotel description

    The Villa Meligunis is a glorious, small hotel of just 43 rooms, enjoying a central location in the ancient centre of the town of Lipari, a short step from the sea in what was the old fisherman's quarter, criss-crossed with alleys and lanes. Its location offers a perfect base for exploring the town of Lipari and getting out and about. There is a beach about 200 metres away but the Villa Meligunis also offers a free shuttle to a beach equipped with chairs and umbrellas in the summer season, although a local charge is payable for these. The Hotel Villa Meligunis occupies a restored 18th Century villa which is furnished in a style in keeping with its history and location. There is a charming courtyard and garden abounding in spiky cactus and purple-pink bougainvillaea. The Villa Meligunis has a restaurant on a panoramic terrace which affords beautiful views of the town and the sea. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished combining contemporary comfort and a regional flavour; some of them have their own balcony or terrace. Highly recommended in its own right and as a two centre with Panarea or Stromboli.

    Location

    Lipari, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    30 March to 4 November

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport

    Catania

    Room types

    Villa Meligunis offers 43 rooms with shower and wc, air-conditioning, minibar, satellite television, telephone, radio and safety deposit box.
    Classic Double Room 
    Classic Triple Room
    Classic Quadruple Room
    Superior Double Room
    Superior Triple Room
    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Triple Room
    Junior Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Swimming pool (open from May to October), Bar service at the pool, Private garden, Bar, Lounge and TV room, Reading room with PC, Laundry service, Lift, Safety deposit boxes, Panoramic restaurant (open during summer months), Bike rental, Room service, Babysitting, Massage (on request), Free shuttle to and from the beach of Canneto 10 minutes away (June to September).

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Sports nearby

    200 metres away is the beach of Portinente, Fishing, Boat trips, Tennis, Scuba Diving, Water-skiing, Paragliding and Windsurfing.

    Children

    Children are welcome at the hotel. Classic and Superior Quadruple Rooms accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 13 years. Infants 3 years old or younger stay free when sharing bedding with their parents. Cots can be provided for a small supplement. A babysitting service and pram rental is also available at the hotel.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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

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    Capital
    Rome
    Airport
    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Currency
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.30)
    Size
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    Population
    60 million
    Average temperature
    Italy's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps
    National holidays in Italy
    Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days:
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    6 January (Epiphany)
    Easter Monday
    25 April (Liberation Day)
    1 May (Labour Day)
    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    1 November (All Saints)
    8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
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    Boxing Day
    There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.

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