Lingua Nature Reserve in Salina
Lingua is a small and beautiful fishing village on the island of Salina, characterized by the presence of a natural brackish water lake which gives its name to the whole island. The Lingua Nature Reserve was created around this lake. The reserve is of considerable ornithological interest: it is a destination for Bird Watching enthusiasts especially during the periods of bird migration.
Near the small lake there are the remains of an ancient plant for the production of salt, one of the most important testimonies of the Roman era in the Aeolian archipelago. The salt pans, visible until the eighteenth century and today submerged by the lake water, have the lower part of the dividing walls built with the opus reticulatum technique, a technique dating back to the first period of the Roman imperial age and with the floor also dating back to the 1st-2nd century AD, of lean lime and gravel.