“Il Postino” – Michael Radford & Massimo Troisi, 1994


Listed as one of the New York Times top 1000 best films of all time, a part of Il Postino was filmed on Salina, one of the Aeolian islands.  Pollara, a beach particularly chosen for its nature and landscape, is present in all of the scenes when Massimo Troisi (Mario, in the film) pedals through the mountains bordering the cobalt sea.  It is also the setting of various scenes when characters are shown walking and talking along a narrow rocky beach settled between the sea and a cliff. They stop on the so-called “Postman’s Beach”, characterized by a hole in the rocky wall and overlooking the island of Filicudi.  Due to constant sea erosion this beach is at a risk of disappearing completely.

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