Salina

The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

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Colours of the sunset

While observing the small salt lake of Lingua, what at first might seem to be a “stagnant” situation, with no life forms, is actually a microsystem with hundreds of species, from the shore of the lake to below the water’s surface. If you are lucky and observant, you will also see some storks, flamingoes or other migratory birds perching in the pond.

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The pond and its thousand odours

The smell of stagnant water is certainly not the most pleasant. Downwind of the lake, the smell will not be so strong. You will almost be able to distinguish the various species of algae, reeds and other flora in the pond.

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Salt and rock

Towards the tip of the Lingua promontory, in the direction of the lighthouse, here you will see pebbles on the beach, made smooth by the sea waves. Pick up a more porous one, pass it over your hands then take a look. You will see the famous salt once produced in Salina!

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Pebbles and the sea current

From the side of the promontory of the pond, facing south-west, go to the shoreline and if there are some small waves, you will be able to hear the dull sound of the pebbles rubbing under the water. Try dipping your head under the water, you will hear even better!

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Lingua, home of pane cunzato and Sicilian granita

It is impossible to go to Lingua and not fall in love with one of the typical products of Salina, whose fame now reaches beyond the borders of Sicily: pane cunzato.
At any of the small bars along the promenade you will be delighted by the island’s typical products paired with an open, lightly toasted bread.
You will realise that until that moment, you had never truly tasted a cherry tomato or an aubergine in oil.

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The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

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