Trapani and Marsala’s salt pans

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Just outside the fascinating city of Trapani, following the coast road towards Marsala, lie the remarkable salt pans with their windmills, white salt dunes and flocks of migratory birds. Here wind, sun and sea have been used, since ancient times, in the cultivation of salt, that today is still collected using centuries-old methods. Sea water, once transported by windmills, is carried via a system of channels to large tubs where the water evaporates leaving a deposit of sodium chloride. According to the time of year there are various itineraries offering the chance to observe the different phases of salt production or an infinity of rare birds and plants. The beauty of the area is best seen at sunset, when sea and sky are tinged with red while the sun slowly and silently disappears behind the Egadi islands. Don’t miss a guided tour of the Ettore e Infersa salt pans (booking only), a visit to the Salt Museum or a boat trip around the nearby Stagnone reserve and the island of Mothia.

Ager Costa

Ager Costa

Buseto Palizzolo - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
16
Bedrooms:
8
Bathrooms:
10
daily price
from
€ 400
 to
€ 1226
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Evanthe Garden

Evanthe Garden

Marsala - West of Sicily
Accomodation:
2
Sleeps:
16
Bedrooms:
8
Bathrooms:
8
daily price
from
€ 200
 to
€ 600
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Salinella

Salinella

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
14
Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7
daily price
from
€ 400
 to
€ 900
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Casa Marsala

Casa Marsala

Marsala - West of Sicily
Accomodation:
2
Sleeps:
11
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
daily price
from
€ 120
 to
€ 320
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Arangea

Arangea

Marsala - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
daily price
from
€ 240
 to
€ 600
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Pietra del Sole

Pietra del Sole

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
7
daily price
from
€ 260
 to
€ 800
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San Ciro

San Ciro

Salemi - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
daily price
from
€ 300
 to
€ 660
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Corte del Sale

Corte del Sale

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
9
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
daily price
from
€ 229
 to
€ 686
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Il Giardino Ritrovato

Il Giardino Ritrovato

Marsala - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
9
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
daily price
from
€ 0
 to
€ 0
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