“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.”

Wendell Berry


An example of artistic and ethical recovery in Sicily on the edge of a nature reserve.

We are a collaborative community of passionate individuals who believe in potentials of Sicily which provides inspiring, authentic and unforgettable experiences.

We organize and host workshops with selected finest international instructors for participants and strive to identify locations that feature picturesque, historical and emotional landscape.
Our workshops are intimate and unique, thanks to our long experience and consciousness in Sicily we keep on refining, always focus on having fun.

Salinara has been founded by Yumi Igarashi and Adriano Castroni, a non-profit cultural association, aims and encourages awareness, practice, development and diffusion of cultural activities through art in all its forms.

Our charming historic 17th century villa is immersed in nature along with the blue Mediterranean sea.
It is a perfect holiday hideaway with a beautiful sea view where both body and soul can regenerate, receiving a positive energy.
We serve home-made foods, fresh vegetable come from our organic vegetable garden, fresh seasonal fruits, eggs from our hens, freshly baked breads and cakes. We try to let guests to experience the best Sicilian traditional cuisine together with selected local wine by sommelier.

During the renovation of the villa we worked with local artisans and used only natural, local products. We tried to keep all the rooms more or less like they were, we wanted to respect the authentic Sicilian style. All our marbles are Sicilian, the colors used to paint the wall were made by Sicilian grounds and natural lime.
You will find authentic doors, windows, floors and wardrobes, have all been restored with our attention and passion.
We believe that by restoring a historic house to its former glory we are helping to regenerate the coast of Sicily and protect the land from the horrible new building constructions.

Recycling of rubbish in Sicily has not so developed, but wherever we can we recycle. We encourage our guests to separate their waste and deposit it in appropriate containers.
We also encourage our guests to be conscious of resources, especially water, which is part of our room information pack.

We are in the Committee member of AFRIKA SI – an independent Italian association committed to support people living in the slums of Nairobi (Kenya). For more info please visit: www.afrikasi.org.