If Sicily wasn’t captivating enough, the asonishing natural beauty of the Aeolian archipelago, scattered like so many emerald gemstones in the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea, adds the magical finishing touch to the spellbinding landscape. A smouldering vista of sweeping black sands, craggy coastline and smoking volcanic craters characterises this island chain, attracting countless island-hopping visitors every year.
Salina is the second largest of the island group, its lush, green peaks rising out of the waters in noticeable contrast to the stark, rocky faces of the other Aeolians. To choose a Salina villa or apartment for your holiday accommodation in Sicily is to make this floating Garden of Eden your home for a week or two. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site with a beautiful nature reserve, Salina has proved an inviting spot for the super yachts of A List names such as Jennifer Lopez, Sting and Tom Cruise. Additionally, with its crystal clear waters and dramatically rocky bays, the dreamy scenery of the island also offered the ideal backdrop for the movie Il Postino, a story based on the romantic, exiled poet, Pablo Neruda.
As any island pertaining to paradise should, Salina offers a golden nectar to those that visit its shores. Malvasia wine is a sumptuous dessert wine created exclusively on the island. Foodies will enjoy it after a delectable seafood supper or rustic Sicilian meal, flavoured with capers. In fact, time your visit for the first week of June and you can celebrate these flavoursome buds at the annual La Festa del Cappero in Fiore (the caper and flower festival).Read more