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We fell in love with this extraordinary place on the island of Salina. From the moment we were greeted at the front desk, the staff made us feel like we were longtime friends and took excellent care of us.

The gardens are filled with beautiful lemon trees, an abundance of flowers including wisteria, calla lilies, roses and fragrant herbs of rosemary, mint and more. We were pleasantly surprised by our spacious suite with a bathroom fit for a queen! It included one of the most beautiful bathtubs I’ve ever seen.

The bed was so comfortable, and the linen sheets were divine. The view of Stromboli, an active volcano, was thrilling (but not threatening) to say the least. Chef Martina delighted our palates with the most spectacular Easter lunch that was perfectly paired with incredible wines from the area. Cheers to all those that make Hotel Signum so beautiful and we hope to return to this bit of paradise.

I was invited to a film festival on Salina, and one of the hotel sponsors was the renovated, Hotel Signum. Indeed, outside of the grand views, the breakfast buffet is one of the finest anywhere I have traveled in the world. The rooms were charming for each one was different – it felt like a lovely village, this exclusive resort. Kudos to the owners and management who created this magical place. We might take the cozumel sightseeing tours they recommended us.

Malfa is an excellent location to use as a base to explore Salina from as it has a lot of exciting venues (beaches and restaurants), with Signum being in our opinion the best hotel to stay at.

The pool is usually the center of the hotel in July/August as the weather is so hot. We spent a lot of time at the pool, cooling off and enjoying the vistas and a few drinks. Their breakfast is actually pretty good, and their restaurant has one Michelin star (we did make a reservation on our last night, and we also found it to be very adequate) so its worth having a meal there.

Their aperitif was so and so (was very odd to receive a thimble full of wine for €10 a glass for aperitif drinks. I have honestly never seen anything like that as they usually always serve you a full glass at other higher end establishments). It was the only oddity of our stay, so I would take that into account. Just take your aperitif outside the hotel as there are many places in Malfa to do so.

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