AEOLIAN ISLANDS: SALINA
Salina round trip
it offers wonderful sights of coasts, beaches, villages and the
typical small white houses. The tour starts from Santa Marina towards
You can immediately see the coast and cliff dropping to the sea. The first stop is the "Scoglio Cacato" where sea
is really clear and blue. Here you can see the volcanic aspect of Salina. Following the trip, you will see other
rock faces as Capo Faro and Torricella.
Punta Perciato: is an arch created
in the volcanic rock of the headland moulded by sea and wind.
Pollara: belongs to the municipality
of Malfa and it rises for a half on a volcanic crater, the other
half of the crater is sunk down in the sea: you can see just a
stack facing the beach. In this area you can see a lot of beautiful
grottos. The trip ends in Rinella and back to Santa Marina.
island is crossed by roads linking the villages: you can enjoy
excellent walks in the nature.
Salted lake in Lingua
Located south of Santa Marina: it is a small lake separated from
teh sea by a thin strip of land. The lake had been used as a saltpan
until few years ago.
Mount Fossa delle Felci
I t is a very old volcano now inactive. From its top, you can
enjoy an amazing view of all the Aeolian Archipelago. Paths climbing
to the top are reached with ferns, chestnut and poplars.
North of santa marina, you reach Malfa. In Pollara, you can find
the most beautiful beach of the island.
Located in a very nice area of the island. You can find here the
sanctuary of Madonna del Terzito dating back to XVII century.
According to the tradition, a country man heard a sound of a bell,
he followed it and found a painting with the Virgin Mary image
of the Virgin Mary: in that point, was built the sanctuary.
guests every year many divers who chose its clear waters as the
Shallows of Pollara and the Shallows
of the Capo. Diving the first one, you go into a crater:
it is an area full of yellow sponges and rock faces rwith morays
The Shallows of the Capo are very deep rock areas (100 metres)
and full of fishes.