“Al Belvedere” is located in the very small village of Leni, a short bus ride (or a tough hike up) from the port town and the fine black beaches of Rinella. It is a quiet and pretty cozy hotel with several terraces that overlooking on gorgeous deep red twilights on the surrounding “extinguished” volcanos and Alicudi & Filicudi islands.
We spent 6 nights at the beginning of July (we chosen Villa Eolo, a sort of Junior Suite equipped with a small kitchen and a big patio where having a short break from the Sicilian heat)…. and we love it at a glance!
The owner of this Hotel is Francesca (a wonderful jolly person which…in the short time of our stay, we felt we became good friends). It’s very difficult to describe all of this in a few words....we enjoyed chatting with her in the warm and starry evenings and took advantage of her knowledge of the islands. She’s always committed to pass on the family and home-grown Aeolian atmosphere to her guests. For instance, this “Sicilian way” is reflected in the breakfast, where only organic homemade legendary jams (more than 25 different types), tart and cakes (and other amazing sweets) are served, and of course, also during the Apericena (an informal dinner served on the terrace at dusk with agreeable background music…. unmissable). Everything served at the residence is grown or made on the island, and Francesca and her mother are superb chefs, believe me! Every meal was a feast of flavors and unforgettable aromas! All the staff are welcoming, attentive, hard-working, and easy going, special thanks go to Alessia and her discrete “touch”.
We can only ardently advise this hotel to anyone who loves nature, silence, dramatic landscapes, scooter riding and swimming in the turquoise Ionian Sea or just the utter enjoyment of an unspoilt island.
Thanks a lot Francesca (and the rest of the family) and keep up the awesome work you are doing!
We look forward to get back soon at “Al Belvedere”!
P.S. At the end of the day, a special greeting goes to a very good friend of mine, Achille!
Ettore & Mary
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Al Belvedere di Salina provides courtesy, tranquillity, and comfort. It was originally a farmers' hamlet. The houses have been rebuilt by following the traditional Aeolian architecture and style. A key characteristic of 'Residence' is its secluded and panoramic location. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel - Residence Al Belvedere Salina Isola Di Salina, Italy - Leni