After Lipari, Salina is the second largest island of the Aeolian by extension and population.
Divided between the three municipalities of Santa Marina, Malfa and Leni, is formed by six ancient volcanoes.
The name comes from the practice of extracting salt, very widespread in antiquity.
Salina is also the most fertile island in the archipelago: Malvasia and capers are famous all over the world, as well as its natural beauty, which attract thousands of tourists every year.
Salina in 1994, with its natural beauty, has been chosen as the location for some scenes of the film Postman, directed by Michael Radford, starring Massimo Troisi as Mario, a postman southern Italy that holds a deep friendship with the poet Pablo Neruda, exiled in his own little island. The scenes that see the postman pedaling along a cobalt sea or walking on a narrow beach between the sea and the cliffs, portray own Salina and the so-called beach of the Postman.