Salina’s Caper Festival – Pollara, June 2


Sunday 2 June from 6 p.m., in Piazzetta Sant’Onofrio in Pollara will take place the 29th edition of the Caper Festival. A Slow Food Presidium and an integral part of the landscape and economy of Salina, this small perennial shrub, probably of tropical origin, has always spread in the Mediterranean Sea. The king of steep walls and inaccessible areas is the protagonist of the Mediterranean maquis of the Aeolian Islands. The buds called capers and the fruits known as cucunci are consumed from the plant.

For the occasion, many local volunteers cook caper-based dishes to offer to the numerous visitors who take part every year in the festival. It is a special occasion to taste the delicious capers of Salina, but also to savor the particular atmosphere of this paradise and to taste other typical products of Salina.

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