About the Island of Salina
With its twin peaks Salina is surprisingly green and fertile. It is here that the grapes for the famous dessert wine Malvasia are grown along with capers and olives. The island, consisting of three small towns, is quiet and relaxing.
The modern name of the island is derived from an ancient salt-pan (salina), but in bygone days it was known as Didyme (Greek for 'twins'), because of the two characteristic volcanoes that in particular conditions of light can make Salina seem, from a distance, two separate islands.
Traces of the Aeolian civi1izations are present also on Salina. The remains of a settlement, dating from the Greek Age and continuing until Roman Imperial times, have been brought to light near Santa Marina Salina