Guidebook Salina
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Salina, you will dream of returning!

Etymology of the name: once called Didyme” (twin). The current name comes from the saltwater lake at Lingua, which in the past was used as a saltern or “salina”.

Origin: volcanic.

Volcanic activity: no longer present; however, there are a number of post-volcanic phenomena such as the “sconcassi” or gas emissions, and the thermal springs.

Age: it is one of the oldest in the archipelago, second only to Filicudi. Volcanic activity began 500,000 years ago and ended 13,000 years ago.

 

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