1 Sep 2016 - Monocle


Perched above cliffs on the northeast tip of Salina, the second biggest isle in the Aeolian chain, the rustic decor of the 20-room Capofaro resort respects the island vernacular: flat-roofed and whitewashed walls with wooden vaults. Owned by the Tasca d’Almerita family, eighth-generation Sicilian vintners, the hotel is surrounded by Malvasia vines. Guests can stroll past fig trees and prickly pears or lounge next to the teak-lined pool. The kitchen prepares regional fare (freshly caught swordfish, prized Salina capers) and uses ingredients from Natura in Tasca, a culinary line by Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza. He now runs cooking courses at the hotel, which focus on Mediterranean cuisine.