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Salina, Aeolian Islands

The Salina Island: the “greenest” of all the Aeolian Islands.

The island of Salina takes her name from the salty reservoir in Lingua that the Romans constructed several centuries ago to collect salt for preserving capers and fish. Previously, the island had been called Didyme (Greek for “twins”) because of its two extinct volcanoes, Monte Fossa delle Felci (962 meters) and Monte dei Porri.

Salina is the second largest island in the Aeolian archipelago (Lipari being the largest), with a surface of some 27 square kilometres. Salina is also the greenest of all the islands, with a rich and diverse vegetation (ferns, capers, vineyards).

The principal source of income for Salina is viticulture and the cultivation of capers. The local wine, “Malvasia”, is exported and consumed around the world.

A road wraps around most of the island, connecting the small towns of Pollara, Malfa, Leni, Rinella, Santa Marina and Lingua, allowing visitors to tour the island by car, bike or the local bus service.

Monte Fossa delle Felci, the highest peak in the Aeolian archipelago and a natural reserve, affords the most marvellous views of the other islands. It is an ideal spot for hiking, for long walks and for people who enjoy the out-of-doors and close contact with nature.

Particularly stunning is the bay in Pollara. Its beauty and tranquillity has inspired many artists, including Massimo Troisi who in 1994 made his last film “Il Postino” there.

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