Salina is the second largest island in the Eolian archipelago and it is included in the World Heritage List because of its worth for vulcanology. It is composed of six volcanoes. More than 400 different types of plants grow here, including the cultivation of grapes, olives and capers. The mountain sides of the island are covered with ferns, poplars, chestnut trees and typical Mediterranean vegetation covered with caper bushes, prickly pear cactus and a variety of orchards, olive groves and vineyards. Above all there is Malvasia, a famous white wine that is only produced in Salina.
My friends and I enjoyed the best lunch ever, we had the famous pane cunzato at Alfredo's; pane means bread and cunzato means seasoned, so it is a rounded bread spread all over with fresh tomatoes, capers, onions and more ingredients at your choice such as tuna or cheese. Please have a look at this restaurant www.alfredoincucina.com.
I love shopping as well; I found a lovely shop called Le Signorine. I think the site is still under construction www.lesignorine.it. They have modern stuff for a cosy home.
Hope to get some pictures soon from Federico, a lazy friend!