Il Gelso Vacanze is a resort in the form of a Bed and Breakfast, situated in Salina, otherwise known as the Green Pearl, at the heart of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily, Italy. Its strategic position, in a peaceful area, 200m from the sea, 700m from the Fishermen’s Marina and 300m from the inhabited centre Malfa, means that bars, restaurants, newsstands, pharmacies, supermarkets, banks and other commercial enterprises are within easy reach.
Pass through the entrance road which is shaded by pine trees, and there is access to a private car park. The internal pathways, surrounded by flowers and flourishing plants, lead to the rooms, all which have separate entrances by means of a private terrace, complete with a sea view. The restoration of this ancient residence mirrors typical Aeolian architecture.
All of the rooms face the bower terrace (bagghiu), the view from which is almost always directed towards the sea. Around the edge of this terrace, there are still the ancient masonry stone seats (bisola). The columns (pulere) hold the roof of the terrace, which is made of wattle and luxuriant bougainvillea. It was like this in ancient times, and it is still like this today.
As an alternative to our rooms, still in the same resort and at the same distance from the sea, we offer holidays in our comfortable private houses, whose architecture is typically Aeolian, and which have a pergola terrace with a sea view. Il Gelso Vacanze is the ideal place to spend your holiday, in complete relaxation and in contact with nature, on one of the most fascinating archipelago Aeolian Islands.