Salina Island: the people who decide to go there know the reasons…
Salina Island was called by the Greeks ‘Dydime‘, which means twin, because it is composed of two volcanic cones (“Fossa delle Felci“, mountain which is 962 m, and “Monte dei Porri“, which is 860 m). Today, the Island takes its name from the salt mine that was in Lingua and that has now been closed. Salina is the greenest of the Aeolian Islands, and is composed of 3 municipalities: Santa Marina, Malfa and Leni.
Beaches are made of stones, but they are easily reachable and the sea is so clear that does not seem real!
Agriculture is very important in Salina: wines, among which there is the famous Malvasia, local capers, olive groves, fruit trees and vegetable gardens characterize this island together with its wild vegetation.
Walking along Lingua seafront or visiting the famous wine cellars, you will get lost in the narrow streets of the Island. You will also meet old men and women that witnessed the development of this land, and if you are invited for lunch, don’t be surprised…
It is difficult to get bored in Salina, because leisure activities such as field trips, boat trips, trekking on Monte Fosse, diving occur every day. If you’d rather relax with enograstronomic and folkloristic activities why not take part to many feasts or look for the typical Aeolian cuisine restaurants.
You cannot miss the beautiful sunset in Pollara, which is the famous village where Massimo Troisi‘s “Il Postino” ( The Postman) was shot.
Sunrise Bed & Breakfast Via Belvedere, 82
98050 S. Marina Salina (ME)