More and more couples choose Sicily and its historical landscape beauties for a holiday not too far away. However, those wishing to spend a romantic holiday in Sicily should consider Salina, in the Aeolian island, not only for its breathtaking views but also for the sweetness of its Malvasia wine and famous capers.
The island of Salina is elegant, but without pomp. Green and luxuriant like no other. Its name derives from the salty lake in the locality of Lingua from which salt was extracted for food storage. The Greeks called it Didyme, “twins”, because of its two mountains. A well-equipped marina in Santa Marina welcomes yachts of various sizes, while the hydrofoil pier guarantees tourist connections a hundred meters away. Getting to the island is quite simple, hydrofoils departs from Milazzo, Palermo or Naples.
As soon as you disembark the hydrofoil, refrigerated with air conditioning, you are immediately enveloped by the fresh wind that softens the sun’s rays on your skin. Santa Marina is a simple town with an alluring seafaring soul. Yet there is no shortage of elegant and expensive shops where you can buy artistic ceramics, oriental drapes and handmade objects by local artisans.
Scooter rental in Salina is highly recommended, while those who want to combine some exercise with relaxation can try to move around the island of Salina by bike.