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Revitalise at Aeolian Island Retreat

Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia, Salina Island, Sicily, Italy

  • Available between May and September for 6 or more guests
  • 6 days


This retreat is available for a group of 6 or more guests

*Please note, this is a sample. Contact us to design a fully-customised Private Retreat.

Abound in an evergreen that meets an infinite blue upon a cliff top. Unite with all forms of nature, freeing the mind, suspended in stillness on the Revitalise at Aeolian Island Retreat.

Labelled as “the green island” amongst its seven sisters in the Aeolian Islands archipelago. Salina’s fertile land and rising green peaks create a sensational setting for finding a moment to slow down, be still and leave responsibilities idle. Each day, wake, breathe and grow familiar with yourself through dynamic postures in morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga, with our expert Edina Filip. Deepen inner-exploration synchronised to your breath, in evening Yin Yoga and Pranayama under the clear light and besides the glazed waters.

Open the ears to the soundtracks of nature, nurturing sensitivity towards your body and mind in daily outdoor excursions. Trek up an extinct volcano to be rewarded with a subliminal sight. Trail across the flourishing countryside planted with fragrant chestnut trees and olive groves before exploring Aeolian Island’s cultural pastime in an uphill hike. A foraging workshop and a voyage of Salina Island to venture into the natural wonders of the island are also included in this programme. Explore the traditional craft that goes into making Modica chocolates with a resident chef and take a tour of the estate’s ancient vineyard. Followed with a wine-tasting of the home-cultivated and region-wide famed, Malvasia wine amongst several others.

The resplendent beauty of nature is also extended into the cuisine. Inspired by the concept of "zero-kilometre" cooking. The estate's vegetable gardens will provide 70% of the ingredients to prepare meals from a menu, specially designed by Balance Holidays. Where traditional recipes, rooted in rich and profound gastronomic history and original creations, will be brought together with the knowledge of local ingredients and the principles of healthy eating.

Restore a loving relationship with yourself through Mother Nature, in the chalk white stoned estate Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia. Watching over the tended green vineyards and chestnut trees, that look out to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Spacious, open terrace paired with sleek white interiors and vast windows keep the outdoors close. A prime destination to distant from a contained and digitally connected world, gently steering you onto a new path of wellbeing.

What's included

- Daily Vinyasa Flow Yoga
- Yin Yoga and Pranayama
- X3 Nature Hikes
- Foraging Workshop
- Chocolate of Modica Workshop
- Boat excursion of Salina Island
- Tour of vineyard with wine tasting
- Field-to-fork gourmet meals
- Accommodation and toiletries
- Private shuttle service to and from Salina Marina

Transportation Costs To and From This Retreat

Food and cuisine

Passion for good food is unmistakable in the kitchens of Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia. The chef is ambitious and unafraid of exploring creative capacities with ingredients, of which 70% are sourced from the estate gardens. Bringing together traditional gastronomic lessons from Sicilian and Neapolitan homes, wheat used for pasta, bread and all other yeast products is produced in the Tasca family home, Regaleali, using stone ground flour made with the ancient grain Senatore Cappelli. The extra virgin olive oil is also made with olives harvested in the Regaleali and Capofaro estates. *Please notify us of any dietary requirements and allergies.



The experts

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    Edina Filip

    From a young age, moving and experimenting with her body has always been an exciting idea to Edina Filip. She engaged in the likes of running to classical dance and artistic gymnastics. However, it was when Edina took her first yoga class in 2004 that she felt immediate amazement at the personal benefits experienced and being able to connect different aspects of life through conscious attention. Her curiosity prompted her to carry out her own research and studies and finally, in 2009 she attended her first 200hr TTC in Woodbourne, New York. In 2010, she opened her own Yoga center, "Yogalife" which eventually in 2013 became “JothYoga” after she was joined by other prominent yoga teachers and formed an association. Edina continues to extend her studies into different tools to achieve life-balance and connect the mind, body, and heart. She is a nature-lover and will integrate this element into postures, breath-work, mindfulness and introspection to help individuals activate a deeper connection with themselves. Find Edina on the Revitalise at Aeolian Island Retreat.

Accommodation and prices

Sophistication of simplicity is a distinctive characteristic here at Salina. Shaped in cuboids, riddled in history, the rooms at Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia are unique in their own rights but share similarities through the surreal garden and sea-facing views.

  • Standard

    Located in the main estate with independent access, enjoy privacy without feeling isolated in the Standard Room at Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia. With a private terrace offering generous glimpses of the gardens and sea, do not let four walls and a door restrict you from the aromatic plantations and the light hums of the wind and wildlife. Each room is dressed in powder-white stone floors and walls while furniture are kept neutral but still add depth and texture. Beds are spacious, guaranteeing a restful sleep. A modern shower and toilet are installed in the bathroom of each room. Toiletries are included and will be provided in reusable glass bottles, in a nod towards enhanced sustainability.

  • Superior

    Featuring natural materials, Aeolian architecture of minimalist design with independent access. The Superior room looks out towards the historic Anfiteatro Vineyard and a spread of blue sea from the private terrace. Equipped with a generous sized bed, settle in a comfortable and sound sleep re-energising from the high tides of the day. A modern shower and a toilet are installed in the bathroom.
    Toiletries are included and will be provided in reusable glass bottles, in a nod towards enhanced sustainability.

  • Superior Lighthouse

    The easy and relaxed tempos of nature echoes into the Superior Lighthouse room. Located in the lighthouse, which has been guarding the shores of this island since the mid 19th century. The room features a large double bed, bathroom with a modern shower, an independent entrance and a private garden. Bound by unrivalled views of the flourishing gardens. Toiletries are included and will be provided in reusable glass bottles, in a nod towards sustainability.

  • Suite Exclusive

    Rich landscapes, balmy ocean air and an intimate sense of calm continues taking a presence in the Suite Exclusive rooms. A space that integrates the surrounding colours, scents and sounds to blur the boundaries between inside and outside. Each Suite Exclusive room, located in the lighthouse is spacious and inviting. With a separate lounge, equipped with an extra-large double bed, a single bed in a separate room, a bathroom with a free-standing bathtub or modern shower and an open terrace. Facing out towards the Mediterranean sea, the location to be to spot the blazing sun melting across the horizon. Toiletries are included and will be provided in reusable glass bottles, in a nod towards sustainability.


  • Suite Exclusive Lighthouse

    The Suite Exclusive Lighthouse is a contemporary tribute to thoughtful Aeolian design. Breathing an air of simplicity through the choice of a muted colour scheme, and stillness that reverberates with each sigh of the abounding wildlife. The Suite Exclusive Lighthouse rooms carry a promise of tranquility and rest. Each equipped with an extra-large double bed, a bathroom with free-standing bathtub, independent entrance and a private garden with unobstructed views of the garden or Mediterranean sea. Toiletries are included and will be provided in reusable glass bottles, in a nod towards sustainability. 

  • Available between May and September for 6 or more guests
  • 6 days
  • Available between May and September for 6 or more guests

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