Salina

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

Pollara is definitely one of the most fascinating places on the island.

Baia di Pollara
Photo of the Bay of Pollara, on the island of Salina, taken from below. The bay of Pollara is formed by a semi-circular cordon of mountains, which form a depression at the bottom. In the foreground, the cliff overlooking the sea, yellow ocher and with horizontal layers. They rest, in the background, on triangular-shaped mountains, with valleys carved out by the erosion of water. In the foreground, on the left, the other semicircular end of the Bay of Pollara.

It is a small village located on a plateau 30 metres above sea level, and in the middle of a bay that preserves the shape and sinuosity that the sea has carved out over the last tens of thousands of years. The rock arch of the Perciato , the Stack in front of the bay and the overhanging cliff of the Falconiera represent the best naturalistic examples offered by the Aeolian archipelago.
Even to the untrained eye, the bay of Pollara is semicircular with sheer sides typical of a volcanic crater. In fact, this place was the scene of the last eruption events in Salina, which were highly explosive and energetic with pyroclastic products found in the other islands of the archipelago and on the northern coast of Sicily.
In the last 30 years, the name of this small village has been inextricably linked to “ Il Postino ”, the final film by Massimo Troisi, who shot some scenes here.

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The salt lake of Lingua

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

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Pollara, between poetry and beauty

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Volcanoes

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Myths and legends about volcanoes

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The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

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The summit craters

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

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The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

The Cathedral of Lipari and the Norman Cloister of the Benedictine Monastery

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

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The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

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The pure white of the pumice quarries

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The senses tell The summit craters

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

The ancient production of salt

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The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology