Salina island located North of Sicily and as the second largest of the Aeolian Islands, has a rich landscape and famed local produce. Lying on top of not one but two extinct volcanoes, 4000 locals live on the island and perhaps owing to the lack of hyper modern commercialised transport, it remains a lesser-known retreat and one which can be enjoyed without the excessive crowds of other Italian destinations.
Salina like anywhere else in Italy has its own fine delicacies, namely, olives and capers the latter of which are regarded as the best in the world, Fish caught locally in the Mediterranean Sea and the Malvasia delle Lipari wine and also a particular variety of olive oil low in acid content. This Malvasian wine is distinguished for its intense flavour. A traditional Aeolian dish includes a Cuntazu flatbread with a mountain of grilled peppers, tomatoes, olives, fish and cheese and the locals here are as hospitable as elsewhere in Italy, making for a pleasant retreat.
The mountainous terrain makes for exciting walks where you can explore the natural beauty of the island and while the beaches are characterised by the former volcanic nature of the island, they are nonetheless beautiful and offer stunning views out onto the surroundings sea and coastline. Salina is an exclusive and cosy island to rent a holiday home and offers a laid-back environment for your stay in the Aeolian Islands.