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Visite: 1927

CASA FLORA - GENERAL INFORMATION

Casa Flora is located at Timpone near S Vincenzo, above the scenic plaza at the center of the town overlooking the sea and Strombolicchio. The bakery, stores, supermarkets,restaurants and the post office are just 5 minutes away . The sea and the Scarli beach ( the nearest one) can be reached both by the primcipal road and by the small paths covered with flowers , approximately 400 meters. The villa is composed of three apartments, differing in size, which can be unified for a total sleeping area for 16 people.

The apartments overlook a beautifully panoramic, 200 square meter terrace facing Strombolicchio, the calabrian coastline and the Strait of Messina. The villa faces east and the terrace (in pure eolian style: covered with "cannnizzi" resting on "pulere" (columns) and surrounded by typical "bisuoli" (chairs)), overlooks a beautiful garden of 2000 square meters filled with citrus, palm and olive trees, prickly pear, eucaliptus, ibiscus and grapevines. It is a perfect place to enjoy the sea breeze, see a spectacular sunrise and savour good food surrounded by the beauty and perfume that nature offers. The house is light-filled and particularly cool in the summer due to fresh air rising from the deep valley of the torrent ; each apartment is also furnished with screens. Casa Flora is located in a tranquil and peaceful area and is particularly adapted to families ( and family pets) and seminar groups. The furnishings and interior design are clean, well-kept and elegant, in the ethnic mediterranean style

THE CASA FLORA APARTMENT

The Casa Flora apartment is composed of an ample sala of 40 square meters with living room area (sofa bed for 2 people) and a kitchen area with a large refrigerator. A stairway from the sala leads to a beautiful wooden loft with a double bed and a closet: this ample and habitable space (with a ceiling height of 1,80 mt) has two windows: one with a view of the sea and the garden; the other looking toward the volcano from which, in moments of volcanic activity the light of the eruption is visible. These two windows also provide natural air cooling. The apartment has another bedroom with a medium size bed, a closet and an ample bathroom. When desired the apartment can be connected with the Lotus room with sleeping area for 4.

THE CASA ARANCIO APARTMENT

This charming apartment is adapted to from 2 to 4 persons. It has 2 rooms, each with its own independent entrance from the panoramic terrace. One area is a large bedroom with double bed and closet; the other area has a sofa bed, kitchen area, refrigerator and bathroom.

CASA PEPE

Casa Pepe is composed of a bedroom with double bed, closet and bathroom. The kitchen area is outside with a spacious dining table and living area facing the large citrus garden overlooking the volcano. The apartment can also be connected with the Lotus room with sleeping area for 4.

ACTIVITIES

Stromboli offers exciting excursions to the volcano (IDDU), visits to the folkloristic village of Ginostra, diving and water sports sailing and fishing. There is also a soccer field and beach volley and of course above all the sea! The nearest beach is 10 minutes by foot while the farthest one ( the long beach at Piscità) about 20 minutes, with other beaches and coves between them.
The evening offers live music in the principal piazza of the island, a disco club and a small open-air cinema in the garden of the library.

ADVICE AND SUGGESTIONS

Bring a flashlight for the evening as there are no street lights (resulting in incredibly starry skies!).

Water is a precious resource, especially on islands, it should not be wasted!

As Stromboli has no city sewage system, toilet paper should be used sparingly and not thrown in the wc.

Both in the house and in the garden the use of artificial chemical poisons and insect repellents is discouraged; natural products can be used.

ARRIVAL

Once ashore you can reach Casa Flora by foot in about 15 minutes (uphill climb) following the main road toward the center of town. Just before the piazza go left at the corner of the pharmacy and continue for approximately 300 meters; the entrance gate is just after passing a reed fence on the left. If you have heavy baggage we advise you to take a taxi.

Check-in time is 1 pm (13:00) but is you arrive earlier you can leave your luggage at the house. Check-out time is 10 am.

AMENITIES

- garden

- washing machine

- barbecue

- parking

- internet

- domestic pets allowed

HOW TO GET TO STROMBOLI

From Naples : the Siremar ferries depart 2 times a week, tuesday and friday, at 8 pm (20:00) and arrive at Stromboli the following day at about 6:30; return trips are on monday and thursday at 9 pm (21:00), arriving in Naples at around 8:00 the day after. From June to the first week of September there is also a hydrofoil ferry (Snav) which leaves Naples every day at 2:30 (14:30) and arrives at Stromboli at about 6:30 (18:30). For details consult the following sites : Compagnie della isole e Snav.

From Sicily : at Milazzo there are hydrofoils of both the Ustica Lines and the Compagnie delle isole - check their sites for timetables as they hace different schedules for winter and summer.

From Naples airport : check the ANM site

From Catania airport : for Milazzo harbour, check the Giuntibus site.

During the summer months there are Ustica Lines hydrofoils also from Messina, Palermo and Cefalu'.

For information regarding visiting the volcano call c.o.a. or check out the specific trekking agencies which offer excursions for groups with qualified guides.