While sailing, we will travel around Monterosa, Canneto bay and the Spiagge Bianche (White Beaches), which are considered the most beautiful on the island and owe their name to the colour of the seabed, characterized by the presence of pumice sediments that have been deposited there over the years.
Later, you will be able to admire the small village of Acquacalda, while the island of Salina begins to appear on the horizon. Salina is the second largest island of the Aeolian archipelago. This is considered the “garden of the Aeolian Islands”, as it is the most fertile island, where the precious grapes used to make Malvasia wine and the famous Salina capers are grown, which are exported all over the world.
Starting to sail around Salina from Capo Faro, you can admire the small tower and the perpendicular rock faces, characterized by various stratifications that provide evidence of the various geological stages. Moving on, we will come to the small village of Malfa and the Perciato, an unusual natural arch of lava rock in the sea. After that, we will see the beautiful beach of Pollara, where the film “Il Postino” with Massimo Troisi was shot and where you can admire the house in which the filming took place.
The next stop will be Rinella and then Lingua, a small fishing village with a salt water pond where salt was extracted in the past and which gives the island its name. We will then reach Santa Marina di Salina, where we will stop for about two hours, allowing you to explore the island on your own.
You will have the opportunity to taste the island's culinary specialities such as “u pani cunzatu” and the famous granita water ices. We suggest you visit the Grotte Saracene caves in the locality of Serro Dell'Acqua and the Portella Archaeological Site, a village dating back to the Middle Bronze Age (15th – 13th century BC).
The beautiful eighteenth-century church with its characteristic bell towers is also worthwhile visiting. About 2 km from Santa Marina, you can reach the hamlet of Lingua, known for its salt water pond where salt was extracted in the past and which is where the island got its name (Salina). The Civic Museum and the Archaeological Museum are a short distance away.
We will leave here, heading to Vulcano, and on the way back, you can admire the most beautiful caves on the island of Lipari and the beach of Vinci, opposite the Sea Stacks.
*The itinerary may be subject to changes.
Departure is at 9:30 am from the port of Vulcano, to go on the tour of Lipari Beach and Salina.
The return journey to the Port of Vulcano is scheduled at about 6:30 pm.