Si Trova: Isole Eolie
Lat: 38° 33' 39.30622" N - Long: 14° 50' 43.92013" E
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Salina island owes its name to the presence of a small lake in which salt was extracted.
It's the second largest island in the Aeolian archipelago in terms of size and population.
It's peaks are the tallest.
It is the most fertile and water-rich, and from its prized grapes is produced the "Malvasia delle Lipari", a passito wine with nonpareil taste.
Salina is made up by six volcanoes, two of which have been extinguished for some time, the latter having earned it the original name of Didyme, which means twins.
To date, the post-volcanic activity is manifested through the so-called "sconcassi", that's to say the emission of submarine gases and vapors that takes place in the Rinella area.
The first settlements date back to the Middle Neolithic.
On the island other settlements attest the presence of man during the ancient and middle bronze ages, while the Greek and Roman age are witnessed by groups of tombs with funerary objects dating between the III and II century BC.
From the Roman imperial age to the Middle Ages, passing through the Byzantine era, Salina had a demographic development, until it became one of the most populated Aeolian islands around the 8th century AD.
The trend was interrupted by arab invasions, which made it deserted until the 17th century, when the population experienced new splendours.
In Pollara there is the house of the poet Pablo Neruda that was used as a set for the movie "Il Postino" (The Postman).
What happened in Sicily: 27 November
Today we discover...
St George's Portal
An example of Gothic-Catalan architectural style
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