L'Ariana is a small rock lost in the blue of the sea of Salina, sometimes visible only for a thin fuzzy in the sea.
Amongst many legends that are told about this little gem there is the one of the pirate El Larian, defeated by this rock; a silent and almost invisible presence. In front of this rock there is a beautiful villa, unique in its own kind, that will welcome you with the joy and the glow of good hospitality and the delicious fragrance of excellent local cuisine, typical of the tradition of Salina. This villa, converted into Hotel two generations ago and still managed by the same family, has a great location with the main terrace that access directly to the sea and the beautiful view of Lipari and Vulcano islands.
Framed of fascinating heads (Mamoni) that represent warrior priests that protect from evil, the hotel offers to their guests not only a pleasant and relaxing holiday but also an hint of true Aeolian history.
L' Ariana, fascinating villa of the beginning of the last century, is located upon a cliff above the sea of Rinella reflecting his silhouette in a bay in the south part of the island of Salina.
The hotel has kept a characteristic atmosphere of past time, keeping the thick walls and deep windows of the original building intact. The rooms are welcoming and comfortable, all provided with bathroom, telephone and frigo-bar.
The restaurant offers the simplicity of the genuine Sicilian specialities. The menus, always which vary thanks to the creativity of their chef, are mainly inspired by the ingredients that the nature offers, sea food and fish, fresh vegetables, capers, olive oil and all the fragrance of the most precious Mediterranean spices. You can taste their delicatesses sitting on a panoramic terrace, blending together flavours, scents and colours to create an unique experience.
During the summer months, for a quick refreshment on your way back from the sea, a buffet service is available at the hotel bar, vibrant meeting point that we recommend also for your after dinner moments, where you can relax and enjoy music, tasting their special, locally produced wine Malvasia.
Salina, ancient Dydime, presents itself to its visitors with the unique view of twin volcanos, that facing each other smoothly descend into the valley of Valdichiesa. On the mountains top the colours change at every season, taking the yellow of the broom in springtime and each shade of red during autumn. At the base, the green of the wine-yards cultivated with Malvasia, in autumn is mixed with the golden colours of mature grapes. Everywhere gardens, coloured and white houses, all the way until reaching the sea where the silvered black of the volcanic rocks merges with the crystal water, changing, rich of all the colours of the sky and abyss.
The island is ready to charm anyone with its thousand faces: its geological formations, the history of its past so rich of events to reach mythology, its secrets paths that arrive all the way up to "Fossa Felci" (the ancient crater of the mountain) from which you can enjoy a stunning view of all the islands, its amazing sea bottoms, the unique flavours of the typical cuisine, the scent of aromatic herbs, where the capers (slow food) and the Malvasia, our sweet and dense wine, stand out proudly.