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As the eighth generation of the family to lead Tasca d’Almerita, a Sicilian wine company 250 years in the making, it felt natural that when we envisaged Capofaro we wanted to create somewhere that celebrates the soul of Mediterranean hospitality, while focusing on viticulture.
Capofaro truly embodies my family’s love for sea, good food and wine. The hotel’s restaurant, pool and rooms are surrounded by both old and newly planted Malvasia di Lipari vines. From these grapes we produce two different Malvasia bottles, the dry version is called Didyme- the ancient name of Salina, and the sweet one is called ‘Capofaro’.
Our guests are also invited to enjoy private tastings of Tasca’s bottles from across Sicily, with dedicated sommeliers.
The active volcano of Stromboli, which Capofaro looks out upon, gives the name to a particular eruption characterised by being moderate, safe and frequent.
Guests at Capofaro can enjoy their sunset aperitif on our panoramic terrace (nominated by Corriere della Sera as one of the ten best in Italy) overlooking this volcano, and its sister island Panarea. Its steady eruptions blot the sky and create a palpable energy.
The team at Capofaro can also organise a walking tour to the crater of Stromboli, with an experienced local guide.
The name ‘Capofaro’ originates from Capo, the name of the village where the property is located, and Faro which means lighthouse in Italian: a functioning lighthouse stands on the border of the estate. As the lighthouse gently casts its light over the sea, guests occasionally catch its warm, gentle glow; the result is calming and very romantic.
The rest of the property is lit by soft lanterns, allowing guests to enjoy the Milky Way in the night’s sky.