The senses tell The salt lake of Lingua

Colours of the sunset lingua

Stop in front of the Salt Lake of Lingua, get comfortable and take a good look. 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.

The pond and its thousand odours

The smell of stagnant water is certainly not the most pleasant. Try, however, to get downwind of the lake, and 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.

Pebbles and the sea current

Head to the south-west side of the promontory of the pond, go to the shoreline and, if there are some small waves, listen to the sound of the pebbles rubbing under the water. You will hear a dull, muffled noise. If you dip your head under the water, you will hear even better!

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. Stop at any of the small bars along the promenade and be delighted by the island’s typical products on an open, lightly toasted bread. You will realise that until then you had never truly tasted a cherry tomato or an aubergine in oil.

Salt and rock

Go 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 waves of the sea. 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!

The Village of Capo Graziano

The senses tell The Stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The senses tell the port of Vulcano

The Sciara del Fuoco

Where do Vulcano’s gases come from?

The malleability of Vulcano’s mud

Filicudi, a submerged paradise

Vulcano, the most famous volcano in the world

The fumaroles of the port of Vulcano

The hidden part of the Aeolian Islands

Lipari at the centre of Mediterranean history

The pure white of the pumice quarries

Lipari Castle, “fused” with lava

Lipari, where history intertwines with volcanoes to create archaeology

Stromboli, the volcano that breathes

Myths and legends about volcanoes

The summit craters

The Gran Cratere of the Fossa

The senses tell Alicudi

The Stacks of Panarea

The senses tell The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

Filicudi: small island, big history

Seven islands, dozens of volcanoes

Alicudi, where time has stood still

Pollara, between poetry and beauty

The salt lake of Lingua

The senses tell The summit craters

Seven islands with different faces

Panarea, the island of Stacks

Salina, the green island with twin mountains

The prehistoric village of Cala Junco

The ancient production of salt

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

The Aeolian Islands, where volcanoes were first studied

The polis of the living and the necropolis of the dead


Wine, oil and capers, masterpieces of nature and launching pad of the Aeolian economy

At the heart of trade in history

The senses tell the Lipari Castle