Originally from the late eighteenth century, the housing nucleus was inhabited by a large extended family and it was remodeled over the centuries, based on the needs of its small community.
“Il Machichi”, as the old people called the area, has a strong peasant vocation and it is surrounded by nature. Fiercely perched like a tiny casbah, its position, detached from the center of the village, allows you to enjoy a spectacular view and the precious privilege of silence, moved only by the rustling of the wind through the trees, the singing of birds and the familiar rumbling of the volcano. The cheerful confusion of the port and the main road running through the old fishermen’s district of Scari, seem very far and yet they are only a few minutes away: along the dirt road of the “torrent”, it is possible to reach the central Via Roma and from there go up to the square of San Vincenzo with the church and the terrace with its breathtaking view, or go down to the port and to the wide black beach of Scari.
From the landing dock, the house can be easily reached on foot in a few minutes, heading uphill toward the main square and turning left on Via Lipari, the lane of the “Angolo Giallo” corner, across from the excellent “Giovanni’s” pizzeria. The path, unpaved and exclusively pedestrian, follows the bed of a seasonal creek “u vadduni”, dug over time by rainwater flowing from the slopes of the volcano: it has been left unpaved according to ancient traditions and modern regulations to allow for the proper drainage of copious winter rains.
In case you have heavy luggages, one of the typical electric minicabs can bring you to the entrance of Via Lipari. In fact Stromboli is carfree!