The Sea

To access the sea in Pollara there is a stairway of about 150 steps, leading to Balate, a tiny fishing village built into the rock. The film Il Postino with Massimo Troisi was shot here. From here you can admire Punta del Perciato, a majestic lava stone arch created by the force of the sea in the promontory, the undisputed symbol of the island. Moreover, in the bay of Pollara you can admire the Faraglione, the only emerged witness of the half of the crater that once enclosed the village. Admiring the village from the sea is the best way to understand the volcanic past of this land. The clear cliffs that support Pollara show signs of the volcano's past eruptions and, from the sea, the crater that encompasses the village is revealed in all its grandeur.

Salina's sea has an iridescent colour, from the green of the coastline to the cobalt blue of the abyss, blending with the blue of the sky, a true paradise for snorkelling and diving. The jagged coastline provides the perfect backdrop for the extraordinary succession of small inlets, sheer cliffs, caves embedded in the lava, intimate pebble coves and black sandy beaches, which have been awarded prizes in Lega Ambiente's prestigious Blue Guide for their landscape value. In the bay of Pollara, you can admire an ever-changing and fascinating seabed and, in the rocky parade opposite the Balate, there is an expanse of solfataras. This is an area where millions of small volcanic bubbles stretch out towards the surface, creating a wonderful effect and a sort of natural whirlpool.

Apart from Pollara, where you can experience the magical sensation of bathing in a submerged prehistoric crater, the main accesses to the sea on the island are the ancient Spiaggia dello Scario, with its huge pebbles polished by the weather, the suggestive Spiaggia Nera di Rinella, and the Beaches of Santa Marina and Lingua, where you can enjoy the Aeolian sea in an unforgettable way.


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