Salina: the green island
Salina out of the 7 eolian islands is second in surface area(26.8 km/sq.) to that of the
It is made up of 3
communities: S.Marina, Malfa and Leni. The fractions are: Lingue, Capo Faro,
Pollara, Valdichiesa and Rinella.
made up of 6 volcanoes.
The most recent eruption occurred on the western
side of the island about 15000years ago. It created the crater that is now
For her vegetation
Salina is often referred to as the pearl of the islands. Recent studies have
shown that another another 400 different species of plants exist. They are
ferns , pines, chestnuts and oaks.
Noteworthy is also the presence of the
numerous species of plants, between the chamomile, “elicriso”, “euphoria”, “inula”
,”lentisco” and “borragine”.
On the 6th
of May 1981, the natural Reserve “Le montagne delle felci e dei porri”(the
mountains of the ferns and leeks) was opened to help conserve and restore the
natural forest, mediterranian vegation
and defende the fauna. Some of the islands animals are: dormice, numerous rabbits
and rare types of cats.
In the 2000 the Eolian islands were made part of the “UNESCO”.
salina has a lovely Mediterranean climate.
In winter, the temperature almost
never goes below 10°C and in spring the average is between 20-22°C with summer
being about 27-31°C.
|Salina and the cinema
the splendid scenery of the island has been captured in important and
unforgettable films. The first time was in 1949 when the film ”Il vulcano” (the
volcano) , the response to “Stromboli terra di dio”(Stromboli gods land), was
scenes were shot on the beach at teh port at Rinella.
interpretations of this film come from Anna Magnani
and Rossano Brazzi who lived in the room at the local church at Rinella.
toured the Eolian islands for the second episode of the film “caro
diario” from the title “isole”. A new “ciak” came out on teh 17th of
April 1994 with the reprise of the last film be Massimo Troisi: "Il Postino " (the postman)
a tract from the romance by Antonio Skarmeta “il postino di
Neruda” (the postman from Neruda).
In the bay
at Pollara, a corner of paradise of the Eolian archipelago, from which came
some of the more beautiful scenes.
The film tells of the friendship that comes
between the humble postman, Mario, and the exiled poet Pablo Neruda.
The house that Pablo Neruda lived in during the
film has now become a pilgrimage where the cimeamators, Massimo Troisi’s fans
and simply the curious finish up.