With its reassuring presence and charm of its warm glow, the Capofaro lighthouse has been standing on the promontory of Capofaro and watching over the sea since the mid nineteenth century. From November of last year the Tasca d’Almerita family acquired this piece of island history, along with the desire to preserve and improve the structure. Six new rooms will soon occupy this guardian’s lodgings, which overlook the cliffs and the splendour of the Aeolian sea, with the twins mountains of Salina behind it.
This lighthouse is the first sign for those arriving by night from the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is the northernmost lighthouse in Sicily, an island lighthouse, with a double reach light compared to his coastal brothers. Luigi Salvatore d’Asburgo, an adventurous explorer of this corner of the Mediterranean dedicated beautiful pages of his travel diary to this lighthouse, which later provided the inspiration for the author Hugo Pratt in the creation of his comics Corto Maltese. The position of the lighthouse, 100m away from the entrance of the Locanda allows guests to submerse themselves in an atmosphere of refined tranquillity and absolute relaxation.
Each room has a private garden and independent entrance, the minimal design style is inspired by the feeling of the Aeolian islands; think natural colours and organic materials. Here discreet luxury reigns, particularly so in the ‘Il Faro’ Suite; found at the centre of the structure, which measures 56sqm with both a garden and a sea view. The lighthouse will be completed by two exclusive suites, two superior and one standard.