The island of salt
The breathtaking and beautiful island of Salina takes its name from “saline” because of the salty deposits that are found in and around the island. Its more ancient name was Didyme (mountains twins) deriving from its twin volcanic peaks: Mountain Porri (870 meters high) and the mountain Fossa delle Felci (969 meters), the higher peak of the Aeolian Island.
With a diameter of nearly 27 km, the island is second in size only to Lipari.
Its territory is subdivided in three communes: Santa Marina, that includes the small village of Lingua, where much of the above-mentioned salt was found; Malfa, which includes the villages of Capo Faro, Capo Gramigniazzi and Pollara; and finally Leni, which is made up the hamlets of Valdichiesa and Rinella.