One of my best pals is planning a trip to Salina and I realized I had never written about the all too brief time I spent on the island during my trip to the Aeolian Islands last autumn.
If you love Ponza, you will love Salina. Both places share a relaxed vibe, gorgeous, but not perfect, beauty and just enough glamour to sparkle without making you feel like you don't belong.
Here four things that I recommend on the island of Salina.
When we first started going to Capri six summers ago it was for a day trip from Positano or a quick overnight. We did the things that the magazines told us to do. We walked the via Krupp. (It has been closed for at least three summers now) We went to schmancy beach clubs. (We stopped doing that. Now the service is terrible unless you come off a mega yacht and tip like a hedge fund manager) and got dressed up and had expensive drinks in the Piazzetta. (Ok, we still do that.)
Now we have good friends who live most of the year on the island, we go much more often and in the off season and we stay for longer than 36 hours. I have learned a few things along the way. You are much more likely to find me still in my beach coverup at sunset having a negroni at Bar Alberto and getting takeaway ravioli Caprese to eat on the terrace for dinner than at Aurora hoping to get a glimpse of whatever celebrity has come off their yacht for a night on the town.
I have said it before. I love an island. Now that the crush of the summer season is winding down I am planning my autumn adventures. On my next trip to Venice I am going to explore the outlying islands. There are more than thirty islands that dot the Venetian lagoon, some like the Guidecca, and Murano are well known but there are so many more to discover.
My boy is home for the first time in 219 days. I am going to take a little break from the blog this week and enjoy these last lazy days of August.
I will be back in September with lots to tell you about some great beach clubs in Ponza and Capri and I have all kinds of new adventures planned in Tuscany and Torino.
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My friend Holly and I have had a long running disagreement about the best pizza in Capri. We both swear on a particular place and we are both sure we are 100% right. On my last trip I decided to listen to my friend, who by the way lives on the island and has a Caprese husband, and see for myself is there another great pizza to be had in Capri?