SALINA of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily is one of the seven pearls of the Eolie archipelago. It is the greenest island with woods, trees, all kinds of flowers and farms of vineyards. The group of small islands is part of the Sicilian region and a boat away from mainland Sicily.
Travel Guide – SALINA of the Aeolian Islands in Sicily
Find yourself enchanted in the beauty of Salina. The dramatic landscape of this marvellous island will take your breath away. From its lush vineyards and various plant species to its sceneries of vibrant colours. A paradise on Earth as many will claim or maybe a dream. It is where time stopped and life keeps going. Popularly, it was also the setting for the Italian nostalgic film il Postino or the Postman which film score received an Academy and BAFTA awards in 1995. Salina is in the middle of the Aeolians between the six islands and islets of volcanic rocks where one can admire their fascinating views.
Things to do in Salina of the Aeolian Islands of Sicily
There is so much to do in Salina, things that will leave many memories and rest your mind from your worries. Its charming little towns are perfect for a day of strolling the streets as well as discovering the friendliness of its people. For adventure lovers, trekking or hiking its verdant mountains is ideal while you enjoy its picturesque vista. Both lounging on its cove beaches and swimming its crystalline waters are perfect for peaceful excursions. Salina also offers an authentic Sicilian flair when it comes to food. A gastronomic haven, freshly caught fish directly to your table and food produce from local farms.
We suggest starting your journey here or the nearest island Lipari. You can reach easily it by hydrofoil or with tourist boats. Like the latter, there are a few businesses around here too such as resorts, hotels, restaurants, bars and service rentals. The island is large and divided into three villages; Leni, Malfa, Santa Marina Salina and best to explore them by car or public transport.
Santa Marina Salina
Food and Festivals
- Maggio Slow a Salina
- Feast of Saint Joseph in Malfa
- Malvasia Day Isola di Salina
- Feast of Caper Blossom
- Feast of Saint Mary
- Red Garlic Festival
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