SALINA: “THE ISLAND OF GREEN AND GOLD”
Clear blue bays, spectacular sea-beds: a green oasis, the perfect setting to sip on a glass of golden Malvasia
Located in the center of the archipelago is the green oasis of the Aeolian Islands. Two almost identical volcanic cones, now extinct for a long time, the shape of which gave the island its ancient name, Didyme (twin), while the current name refers to the saltwater lake, which in the past was used as a saltern. An island blessed by the sun and fertility of the soil. Its mountains are part of a Natural Reserve. The fields are cultivated principally with grapevines, rows of Malvasia vines stretch on the volcanic slopes of the island and along the eastern coast sloping gently toward the sea, while a thick forest covers the higher slopes. Treat yourself to a fascinating experience in this emergent island of the archipelago, an island that manages to combine the richness of the land with a high quality of tourism. Here the spirit of the hospitality will welcome you with the utmost vigor. This wonderful island is waiting for you to open up its doors. Explore the countryside by immersing yourself in its colors and breathing in the scents. It is the ideal setting for hiking activities, discovering exciting itineraries on foot or by bicycle, not to mention the trails that wind along the coast, near the sea, or the paths that lead to the discovery of geology explaining the volcanic origins of the island. Let us take in the mystery that surrounds the prehistoric village of Portella by a stone staircase that takes you up to the huts of the Middle Bronze Age. If you want to know more visit the Municipal Civic Museum of Lingua, which tells the history of the island from prehistoric times. Discover the valuable products offered by the earth, transformed into masterpieces of eno-gastronomic traditions, taste the sweet Malvasia directly in the cellars where it is produced. This sweet, gold colored wine has become the flagship wine of the archipelago. Enjoy its cuisine, quality, culture and tradition are the ingredients that characterize the dishes always enriched with the famous capers compact and fragrant that enhances the flavor of the food. Come to a unique place that offers a myriad of possibilities: sailing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, bird watching … many opportunities to have fun and enjoy what you really like doing. Attend events offered by the three municipalities of the island: Santa Marina, Malfa and Leni all have a program of events that go beyond the summer, shows, music, cinema, exhibitions, festivals and the tasting of typical products, fashion shows and many appointments with culture and art. Live the magic of starry nights on the island, immerse yourself in the heady atmosphere of the “trendy” local nightlife which offers an infinite variety of ways to have fun until dawn. Enjoy its seaside. The island is surrounded by beautiful corners to discover by boat, with closed beaches between rocky cliffs or within ancient craters. Try to swim at sunset in the waters around the famous beach of Pollara, scene of the great film by Massimo Troisi, “Il Postino”, and you will feel your body become lighter in this place of the soul. In this magical place, which preserves a mystical aura, you will feel reborn wrapped in the embrace of an uncontaminated sea.