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Spend a month in a remote island – in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea

Slow down and do what you’ve always dreamed of – meditate, do arts, write novels, do sculptures, paint as much as you can!

Marina, your Patron will show you the island, where to swim, dive, hike and also the secrets of the island’s wild flowers.

You can also go fishing by night with locals and cook your dinner in the outdoor kitchen overlooking the amazing sea.

If you feel the world is too busy and you just need to slow down – this dream is for you!

Learn for a month for 2590€. (accommodation and flights not included)
The price for the month is set by each Patron and 100% of the sum goes to them. The platform only adds a 15% service fee at the end to make sure we can go on with the platform and offer you 24/7 support.

Live like a nomad

You will have the chance to live in a a beautiful cave deep in the mountains of Filicudi.

Equipped with a fully functioning bathroom, amazing bedroom and an outdoor kitchen with a view to die for.

You will also notice the amazing art pieces – all made by Marina who has spent 27 years alone in the island.

Your home for the month, Filicudi is still considered remote today, even by the inhabitants of Lipari (less than 300 people).

In reality, this feeling of remoteness is not a question of distance but something deeper, being remote from the everyday world.

Why a remote island?

Filicudi is a wild and beautiful island. It’s ancient name is “Phoenicusa” because of its abundant vegetation of ferns.

Together with Alicudi it is geologically the oldest of the Aeolian Islands.

The Porto area is the center of the island where fisherman sit quietly and look for the catch of the day. In the south-western part of the island there is the small village of “Pecorini”, with the small fishing port and a small beach.

For those who love trekking should not miss is Monte Fossa delle Felci, 771 meters high reachable along an ancient mule track that leads to the top. From the peak it will be possible to admire the island of Alicudi and the imposing rock of “La Canna”.

For those who love diving there is an archaeological site to see.

Do not miss a visit to the Grotta del Bue Marino. The cave is 20 meters high, 30 meters wide and 20 meters deep. It can only be reached by small boats or by swimming.

At the bottom of the cave there is a small beach as well.

The only way in and out of the island is by ferry that comes once a day,  same time.

To do your shopping you need to wait for the floating store of the island – coming once a week with the ferry too.

 

What will happen on your Dream?

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You will spend an amazing month on a remote island far from people and your busy everydays
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You will experience the beautiful nature of the island, swim in the bluest of see and hike alone for hours
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You will have the chance to do art with Marina and learn about the wild flowers
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You can live in a comfortable cave overlooking the sea
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You will have the chance to live like a nomad - fishing and gardening to enjoy your own meal
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You will learn amazing local recipes from Marina
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You can sit in your outdoor garden by night watching the stars, enjoying the silence and rethinking your life

How it works?

We connect you with the right people. You choose your dream for the month and get the best service from your Patron.

Need a place to relax? –  A fancy loft, sea view apartment or a traditional house with homey feel? Your call. Choose your home for the month freely or ask our Patrons for their tips. In some cases you need to be close to your Patron so our team is prepared to offer you an amazing place to live and do your dream.

Eat. Drink. Repeat – Be prepared for amazing food and tasting all the time – and some extra pounds. So worry not – you will have a morning espresso and big lunches with your Patron. You will cook, you will eat and you will definitely have fun. Want to taste the local places as well for inspiration? Ask for our tips.

Safety first – It is relatively unlikely that you will be a victim of petty theft or other crime. But be careful!

Getting Around – We have plenty of tours to discover the area but if you want to go on your own we suggest you rent a Vespa or a car. Ask for our suggestions and we are happy to help. As for the public transportation – the trains are often late, but the buses, well, they are late too 🙂

Driving in Sicily – People are very fast, not always following the rules. It can get very intense on the road so drive safe!

So if you choose to travel like this don’t stress a lot – remember when in Rome do like the Romans do and relax.

Suggested daily budget – 50-60 EUR / 52-62 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in your chosen home, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals with your Patron and using local transportation.)

 

Welcome to beautiful Sicily – everything you need to know

“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all”

Goethe

Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the Continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas.

It is one of the pearls of Southern Italy and can be discovered, understood and experienced through a series of itineraries dedicated to areas of interest ranging from nature to history and traditions.

Read more: Conde Nest Travel // Lonely Planet

Things to explore

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Sicily is renowned for its steet food –Try an arancina (deep-fried saffron rice ball), panelle (chickpea fritters), sfincione (rustic, Sicilian-style “pizza”), polpo bollito (a boiled mini-octopus), and — if you dare — pani ca’ meusa…the famed spleen sandwich.
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Take the cable car to Mount Etna, the second most active volcano in the world
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Sicilians are some of the most enjoyable people to simply interact with – enjoy small talk with amazing local people
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Discover Sicily’s wonderful natural attractions like Parco Regionale delle Madonie, Parco dei Nebrodi and Parco Regionale dell’Etna, do canyoning in the Alcantara River Park or enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters in the park of Belice
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Rent A Car – Bicycle – Scooter – Exploring Sicily by car is the best way for see the most of it

Money Saving Tips

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Get the menu of the day Ask for our daily tips on the best places to eat and what to ask for.
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Bargain No matter what is the item always try to reduce price.
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Get city passes Plan your visits and ask for discounts.
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Free walking tours Great way to explore the city and get some local tips.