Lush Salina is the greenest of the Aeolian islands. It is famous for the Nature Reserve that occupies much of the territory: it is the ancient Didyme (twin), a name derived from the island’s shape: two peaks separated by a saddle. The tallest of Salina’s two peaks, Mount Fossa delle Felci, is 962 meters tall and is home to a beautiful forest of ferns in the cone, while Mount Porri—850 meters high—is home to Eleonora’s falcon.
The current name comes from a small coastal lake located in Lingua, which was once used as a “salt pan.”
Salina is full of enchanted places: Rinella with its black caves turned into shelters for boats or Pollara with its abandoned fishermen’s houses.
Santa Marina is the island’s marina, modern and functional with mooring fee, services, water, electricity and bathrooms.
As soon as you arrive in Santa Marina you can admire the beautiful eighteenth-century church with its characteristic bell towers.
Continuing beyond Malfa, you can admire the “Perciato,” a breathtaking arc of volcanic rock. It is also the best place to admire the sunset. It is said to be among the most beautiful in the world, where the sun takes on a fiery red color and sets next to the islands of Filicudi and Alicudi.
Capo Faro, located between Malfa and Santa Marina, is a small village characterized by a high cliff overlooking the sea and crowned by a lighthouse. Here you will find yourself immersed in the Malvasia vineyards. Malvasia wine is made from grapes harvested in the first fifteen days of September. The bunches are then laid out on terraces so that they can be dried by the sun making them reach the right sugar content.
Salina is also famous for another specialty: Salina capers, a Slow Food protected product.