A S.Marina(a village on the island Salina)the lungomare and “Corso” are renouned
for their shops and keeping in mind the beautiful scenery it makes a great
place for a stroll.
About 100m off the main road you’ll find the
“Grotte Saracene ” which are caves that have been around since the seventh
centuary after Christ.
These caves served to be very useful for the residents
of the island, as they hid in the while escaping from the “saraceni”.
At Malfa there is a
fantasticly beautiful beach that you will find at the “Punta dello Scario”. It
has the shape of an ampitheatre and is where the fishermen from years ago used
to store their boats, equipment etc. Some of these objects can still be found
there even today.
Lingua, which is located
at the south end of S.Marina, is where you can see a large lake which up until
the last century was used for salt extracting.
You can also go mountain
climbing on the island, just by following the track up the largest mountain on
the island, Mt Fossa delle Felci and at the top you’ll have before you a
spectacular view of the islands.
A legend says that there
was once a pesent working in the forest
heard a bell chiming and being curious as to where the sound was coming from,
followed the ringing until he came to the point. There he found a painting of
the virgin Mary. In that exact spot is built the “Santuario della Madonna”(the
sanctuary of the virgin Mary)
Going on ahead, you’ll
arrive at Leni, a small agricultural village. Leni is a small valley that
finishes up at the beach at Rinella, which is a touristic spot on the island.
It’s attractions are the black sand and the caves in which the fishermen(years ago)
used to hide their boats in.
At Pollare you’ll find one of the most beautiful beaches of the island in which the coast is covered
in lava rocks of all different colours. It takes the shape of a semicircle
which infact is the crater f the volcano. Also at Pollare there’s the house in
which scenes from “the Postman” were shot.