A corner of paradise with infinity pool
in the Aeolian island of Lipari
Set up high in the mountainous uplands of Lipari, surrounded by a lush, exotic gar-den, with views from infinity pool, terraces and balconies down to the sea, Villa La Pomice is named for the white volcanic pumice quarried until recently on the island. Pleasantly cool, it is set within a luxuriant Mediterranean garden designed by a re-nowned Sicilian landscape gardener to be a little corner of paradise
Villa la Pomice has two separate buildings, both of which have two floors. On the en-trance floor of the main villa is a comfortable, cosy lounge with a fireplace, a lovely kitchen, a dining room with large windows that look out onto the splendid gardens, and a guest bathroom. All the rooms open onto a large covered terrace, typical of Aeolian houses. There is also an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and wood-burning stove and an atmospheric open-air dining area. A staircase descends to the 2 bedrooms, one of which is a double bedroom with a large bathroom and shower and the other a twin also with a private bathroom. Both rooms have direct access to the garden, swimming pool and shower. The second building, close to the main building, also has two floors, and has two double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom. There is a spacious terrace on the first floor and a patio on the same level as the garden. Both buildings have satellite TV.
Second building: 2 double bedrooms, both with ensuite bathroom Terrace Patio. The villa does not have A/C but its position on the hill means that it is always cool, especially in the evenings. The bedrooms of the dependance have a ceiling fan
Cooking in the outdoor kitchen, looking at that incredible view while we prepare the food, and going for a swim while waiting for the pasta water to boil! Then letting the Aeolian breezes for which this corner of the island is famous, dry us while we eat lunch! Having an informal aperitivo sprawled on the terrace’s sofas — and night time swims watching the incredibly clear star-filled Aeolian skies. Taking a boat trip to see Stromboli erupting at night, anchored below a scree of glo-wing lava. Popping on the hydrofoil to Vulcano (it only takes 10 minutes) to walk up the smouldering volcano, wallow in the mud baths and swim in the sea above bubbling fumeroles. Aeolian cooking lessons with a local in the outdoor kitchen
With its two separate villas, Pomice is ideal for a group of couples who want a mix-ture of private time and social time. It would also suit a large family. With its infinity pool and fabulous views, Pomice is ideal for anyone who wants to relax totally, and never leave the house! However, just 2km away is Lipari town, with its restaurants, bars and shops. In the town, it is easy to organise watersports or boat trips (or we can do it for you) and there are several beaches with lidos around the island. Lipari is the capital and transport hub of the Aeolian archipelago, and all the other islands can easily be visited from here either on private boat trips or by using the hydrofoils.
The main town, Lipari, is a bustling place dominated by a rocky acropolis which retains the remains of a castle (used as a prison for political exiles under Mussolini) and the Museo Archeologico, with an astonishing collection of archeological finds from the islands and the coast of nearby Sicily.