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N° 046 | Sculpted by wind and fire

users 5 bed 3 bath 2

In Salina, the green heart of the Aeolian Islands, the Greek Dydime is lush with centuries-old woods and heroic vineyards. This stunning Pallazzo offers hospitality in a charming residence with a garden that belonged to a 19th-century family of landowners and sea masters. In the South facing hillside, pierced by the fierce sun that makes you squint, the fresh and ancient peace of its walls gives relief to the traveler fascinated by the Mediterranean metaphysics of these islands sculpted by wind and fire

Luca Giannini is an Italian artist and owner of the Palazzo, where this beautiful apartment is located. Luca is very passionate about this project that he started in 2017; to give new life to abandoned places, to listen to their souls, and intervene with respect and balance. To harmonize bio-architecture, design, and contemporary art with original features and local materials. It is more than a project, it is a vision Lucca has been pursuing his entire life. 


The Space

In the quiet village of Leni, an old door peeling from time and salt leads to a silent fenced garden, pervaded by the scent of jasmine, on which the three levels of the nineteenth-century building face: the ground floor, once occupied by the wine millstone and the warehouse of the island’s merchandise.

A staircase leads upstairs to the manor house with a sea view, which can accommodate up to 5 guests and consists of two bedrooms, the ancient mezzanine, two bathrooms, a dining room, a living room, a balcony, a double terrace, and a large Aeolian kitchen with separate access also from outside. All rooms boast period furniture and original details that have been carefully recovered, such as the frescoed ceiling vaults and the floors decorated in nineteenth-century *majolica from the kilns of Torre del Greco and Santo Stefano di Camastra. A spiral staircase finally leads to the wonderful rooftop terrace, where, protected by the ancient mass of the Church of San Giuseppe, you can admire the marine horizon and the verdant profile of the twin volcanos of the island while tasting a glass of Malvasia and waiting for the sunset and the rise of the early stars. 

To let you experience the atmosphere, nature, and the *enograstronomic traditions of Salina and the Aeolian Islands as the seasons change, the Pallazzo is open all year round: the three units can be rented individually, sharing the solarium terrace and the garden, or you can reserve the whole Palazzo for up to 12 guests for exclusive use, as an ideal location for groups of friends or families, celebrative events, business meetings, workshops or for those who simply aspire to enjoy top privacy during their stay.

*Enogastronomic traditions refer to the cultural practices, customs, and rituals related to food and wine in a specific region or community. It encompasses the traditional methods of food preparation, cooking techniques, ingredients, recipes, and the pairing of food with local wines or beverages. Enogastronomic traditions celebrate the unique flavors, culinary heritage, and agricultural practices of a particular place, reflecting the local culture, history, and identity. It often involves the preservation and promotion of traditional dishes, local ingredients, and traditional cooking techniques, creating a strong connection between food, wine, and the cultural heritage of a region.



At Plinius we are always impressed when a renovation has been completed in the most sustainable manner, we therefore would like to share the details of what is implemented in this property. 100% electric supply from renewable sources, solar thermal panels, clay and lime floors and wall coatings, cork insulated roof, Domodry@ rising damp control system, eco paints, integrated air conditioning and water heating system with heat pump, led-lighting, water flow reducers, separate waste collection, Ecolabel refill soap, and shampoo


We are equally impressed by the artworks showcased inside the property by Luca Giannini. The great thing is that the artworks are available to buy! Check out the art here.

The Surroundings

The Aeolian Islands: The seven pearls of the Tyrrhenian Sea


                                           ~ GIUSEPPE TOMASI DI LAMPEDUSA

The Aeolian islands of sun, sea, and fire. Islands in the current of emotions that from the blue of the horizon intertwine with the deep black of the lava stone, the vibrant silver of absinthe, and the sumptuous white of caper flowers. A necklace of seven precious pearls that emerge from the pelagic depths, each giving a unique and distinct emotion:

  • Salina, with its genuine spirit, green with woods, Malvasia vineyards, and caper plants, is an island for connoisseurs and due to its centrality is the ideal base to explore the archipelago
  • Lipari, the most populated and hub of all the routes, enchants with its castle perched on the cliffs, its jagged landscapes, and its pumice quarries
  • Vulcano, the mythic dwelling of Hephaestus and the Cyclops seething with magmatic energy attracts geology enthusiasts and thermal mud lovers
  • Panarea, with an almost Cycladic brightness, is the glamour venue of the Aeolian Islands
  • Stromboli, home of Aeolus, seduces and frightens with the fiery nature of Iddu, as the locals call its majestic volcano
  • Filicudi, with a radical-chic character, spreads the magnetism of its wild soul
  • Alicudi is the extreme refuge for meditative travelers seeking the unspoiled Mediterranean solitude

Extra Services

Private chef, breakfast service, massages, private tours, wine tasting, cooking class, chocolate tasting, electrical bike rentals, transfers, and chauffeur.


Plinius Loves

The whole concept speaks to us greatly: “to give new life to abandoned places, to listen to their souls, and intervene with respect and balance. To harmonize bio-architecture, design, and contemporary art with original features and local materials”.

The artworks showcased inside the property by Italian artist Luca Giannini: Check out the art here.

Everything that has been done to create a sustainable building as well as a sustainable rental business. It is very impressive.

Live like a local! It might just be for a week, but you really feel you are living here. The most authentic Sicilian experience.


Nearest Airport 

Comiso Pio La Torre (42 km) | Catania Fontanarossa (125 km) 


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Prices & availability


After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges. 

Peak season:  01/08 - 31/08 |  Min. stay nights | € 250  per night (price for 2 people)

High season 01/07 - 31/07   | Min. stay 4 nights | € 200 per night (price for 2 people)

Mid season    16/05 - 30/06   | 01/09 - 31/10  |  Min. stay nights | € 160 per night (price for 2 people)

Low season    01/04 - 15/05 |  Min. stay nights | € 120 per night (price for 2 people)

Closed: 1 November - 31 March 


* Extra guests (up to 5) Guests € 10 p.p. 

*Babies (0-3 years): free 

Long-stay offers % discount on the price per night 

7+ nights: 10% discount
14+ nights: 15% discount 
21+ nights: 20% discount


Included in the price: 

Gas | Electricity | Water 

Wine cellar with a selection of Sicilian wines

Towel change every 3 days

Body soap and shampoo


Additional costs:

Security Deposit: € 400  The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues

Outdoor heated plunge pool (active from May to September, by request with extra price in other periods

Tourist Tax 

End-of-stay cleaning: € 70

Cot upon request |  € 5 per child, per night

* Extra guests (up to 5 guests) € 10 p.p. 


Extra Information: 

Cot upon request |  € 5 per child, per night

Salina has 2 ports, the main one is S. Marina di Salina e the secondary one is Rinella, choose this last one – from Catania Fontanarossa airport -> Port of Milazzo -> ferry (3h30′) or hydrofoil (1h40′) -> Salina (port of Rinella) – from the port of Naples: ferry (12h) or hydrofoil (5h) to Salina (port of Rinella) – if you do not have your own vehicle from the port of Rinella you can reach the Palace by taxi or renting a scooter/car (book in advance) – NB: from the half of June to the half of September you are not allowed to disembark with your own vehicle unless you have a reservation of at least 7 nights on the island

disembark tax: not applied if you get off in the port of Rinella, 5 euros/p from Jun to Sep (2,5 euros/p off-season) if you get off in the port of S.M.Salina



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