3-day Trapani Salt Pans Experience - Italy
Taste another side of Sicily and head to the salt pans of Trapani. Put on your sunglasses as together with your guide you will walk along 'the white gold' of Sicily, as Spanish windmills and glittering salt hills reflect in the water. You’ll sleep in an old monastery in a medieval town with a great view from the old fortress defence tower, 'Torre di Ligny'.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- 2 x breakfast
- Salt pans guided tour
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Today you’ll travel to the west coast of Sicily for a completely different view of the island. There is plenty of time to explore the old town of Trapani, visiting the ‘Torre di Ligny’, an old watchtower at the very tip of the country, with stunning the views of the sea, the city and the mountain of Erice. You will sleep in a converted old monastery in Erice, a traditional village located on the side of the mountain, allowing for more great views.
Trapani Salt Pans
Grab a traditional sweet breakfast this morning as the rest of the day is about salt, also known as “white gold”, which has been mined in Trapani since the 12th century. This precious commodity was used to pay soldiers in Roman times and is where the word “salary” originated from. With a local guide, you will visit the 16th century mill ‘Mulino d’Infersa‘ and the surrounding salt pans dotted with Spanish windmills and glittering salt mountains.
Take another stroll through the narrow and medieval streets of Erice this morning, visiting the old monasteries and churches of the village, before packing up your things and saying goodbye to this corner of Sicily. You can then drive down the salt coast, to Marsala a beautiful town made all the more enjoyable with its delicious wine.
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