The anchorage of Pollara: a natural paradise with charming sunsets.
Situated at the foot of Punta Perciato, north-west of Salina Island and sourronded by high cliffs, raises a wonderful dark beach named Cala di Pollara.
The anchorage is located in the most picturesque point of the island, far from urbanised areas and west of the village of Malfa. Here, visitors can enjoy one among the most beautiful sunsets of the world.
Once a little larger, the beach currently consists of a narrow strip of pebbles surrounded by evergreen Mediterranean forest and caper bushes.
The bay in the anchorage of Pollara raises inside a Prehistoric crater, which was split into two different parts by an ancient collapse. The part remained intact is that where raises the current village of Pollara while the other one fell into the sea.
Yachtsmen are adviced to drop the anchor in the small cove, almost in front of the small village and between the Punta and the popular Stack, where rocky sea bottoms reach a depth of 7 metres. The anchorage offers a very good shelter against east wins even though, like in all the other anchorages, wind direction can suddenly change. Consequently, it is highly recommended to have a look at weather forecast and stay ready to change shelter if necessary. In good weather, the anchorage of Pollara is an ideal place where to drop the anchor in summer in the wonderful frame of Aeolian Islands.
The bay of Pollara offers a wonderful view over the western side of the archipelago. Filicudi and Alicudi Islands can be seen very clearly from the bay as well as the rock of Punta Perciato to the North and the village of Rinella on the South.
A pedestrian path dedicate to the popular Italian film director Massimo Troisi leads to a group of fishing shelters situated in the village of Pollara, in the middle of the bay. The anchorage of Pollara was in fact the film set of some among the most beautiful scenes of Troisi' s "The Postman" movie, such as the conversation between the postman and the poet Pablo Neruda and the unforgettable recording of sea sounds.