Dimora dell’Olivastro

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Seaside Holidays

Settings

Island

Activities/Interests

Food & Wine, Romance

Highlights

Peaceful small farm-hotel on an idyllic island near Sicily

Eco-hotel ethos, with environmentally friendly elements throughout

Beautiful views over the island, out to sea and to nearby islands

Rooms:

6

Price

from £ 1180 per person

Including

7 nights sharing a Mandorlo double room

Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers from Palermo including hydrofoil crossing

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Combining the island with a city break in Palermo

Excursions, guided tours or boat tours in Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo

Overview

On the idyllic island of Favignana, off the northwest coast of Sicily, Dimora dell’Olivastro is a lovely agriturismo (farm stay) with mountain and sea views. An organic farm with a focus on the environment, plastic has been replaced by glass; your bath water is heated by the sun via solar panels; rooms are lit by low-energy light bulbs; cleaning products and toiletries haven’t been tested on animals; and the food is sourced from the land and sea around you.

 

It’s all about slow living here, taking it easy and going for swims in the strikingly blue waters, or finding a private cove to soak up the sun. You can reach several beautiful coastal spots just 30 minutes walk from the farm, or relax on the terrace, enjoying the views of the island of Marettimo and the lighthouse of Punta Sottile.

Rooms

All six of the farm’s simple but stylish rooms have private outdoor spaces with showers and sun loungers or day beds, and most have plunge pools. L’Agave and Timo both have sweeping panoramic views of the sea and the island’s magnificent sunsets. The soothing white and sandy hues in the rooms reflects the natural beauty of the nearby beaches.

Dining

Much of the food you’ll eat comes from the organic farm around you - honey, eggs, vegetables, fruits, james, olive oil and wine. And what the farm can’t provide, it sources from other local providers that share the same environmental ethos.

 

At breakfast, the breads and cakes are homemade, and you’ll enjoy delicious fresh eggs, fruits and jams from the farm. As the sunsets, the homemade aperitivo comes out - delicious snacks to whet your appetite for the delicious dinners.

Facilities

Hotel

✓ Restaurant with farm-to-table food

✓ Organic farm

✓ Wi-Fi

Room

✓ Private terrace

✓ Outdoor private space

✓ Outdoor plunge pool

✓ Outdoor shower

✓ Seaview

✓ Air Conditioning

✓ Mini bar

✓ Safe Deposit Box

✓ Private Parking

✓ Internet WiFi

Location

There is no danger of getting bored on a holiday in Favignana, the most wordly of the Egadi islands and the easiest the reach, since it is the closest to the mainland (in 20 minutes by ferry from Trapani). Here, over 30 kilometers of bays, beaches, coves await to be explored by sea, or by land, by bicycle.

 

Favignana is in fact the most cycle-friendly island in the Mediterranean: with its 6,500 rental bikes, its many workshops, its 19 flat square kilometers and the 20 kilometers of two-wheeled tracks, which can be traveled without too much difficulty by anyone. With 4 or 5 € per day, you can get almost everywhere, taking beaches and coves behind you.

 

Where to start? The sandy beach of Marasolo, the port of Punta Lunga, the Calamoni, Cala Graziosa, Cala Rotonda, Cala del Pozzo and, above all, Cala Rossa, must be seen immediately.

Free Travel Plan

Selected Value: 500