Happy readers, these are my last snaps of Salina, and if I haven’t drown you with my favorite destination, prepare yourselves for another story to come soon, in another part of the Mediterranean. The many photos I took in Salina still don’t come close to capturing the essence of this mesmerizing place. A voyage of the heart, the soul, and the brain is also a voyage of the senses. The Signum hotel spa, which is set against a backdrop of volcanic mountains and edenic gardens and vineyards, looks like it would have centuries ago. The spa is a secret stone garden with a pool of geothermal water connected and igloo-shaped buildings for different treatments. Water trickles down a moss-ladden wall. Steam baths take place inside a “thermal stove”, inspired by the one of Santo Calogero in Lipari.
As Italo Calvino put it, aromas and flavours are elements you cannot transmit vicariously or convey electronically.
… And this is why we travel!
To be honest, I wanted to stay. Just like a great love, Salina is a place you never want to leave!