How do we get to Santa Marina Salina for lunch? Take the bus!
Not our usual mode of transport but we were happy to give it a try
The bus service on Salina is excellent. Buses depart every hour from Malfa arriving in Santa Marina twenty minutes later. From here you can catch another bus to Lingua or Leni and Rinella.
After misreading the timetable we finally arrived in Santa Marina Salina.
As with a lot of port towns, you can walk down the main street and return via the waterfront road. Santa Marina, Salina’s main port, is no different.
The traffic free main street is an eclectic mix of shops and houses painted in different colours with wonderful tiled signs.

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Bar Silvio, on the main piazzetta where you buy your boat tickets, wait for the bus or catch a taxi does a roaring trade from its tiny shop.

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With tables under the trees behind, its a great stop for cafe, gelato, granita or a malvasia wine.

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This green apè owner is always in the piazza selling his baskets

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For something different, rent a scooter car.
Overlooking the main piazza is Ristorante Porto Bello

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Gamberoni rossi served with a yoghurt sauce

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Fritto Misto

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Grilled Spada (Swordfish)

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Grilled zucchini and eggplant

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Whilst very good, I felt it was expensive for what we ordered.
Maybe we were paying for the fabulous view over the port to Lipari
Eat
Ristorante Porto Bello
Via Bianchi 1
Santa Marina, Salina
Tel:+39 090 9843125