Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco

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Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco

Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2020
If you are planning to visit Trapani, make sure you visit the salines. There are several places where you can see them from the road. There are boat tours, and a Salt Museum, which I totally recommend (great visit, for 3 eur). Plus, you can go very close to the salines, and see the workers working. You need, at least, 1 hour to enjoy the place, but plan more time, if you want to include a boat tour, as well.
Written October 14, 2020
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GalwayForever
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
May 2021
The white salt left at the edge of the water, the pink flamingos in the water while eating the shrimp, among other things, this is why the water of the natural pool is pink. The salty smell all over makes this place a fairytale place. There is often wind, it helps to make the walk more pleasant.
There is a museum here, also worth seeing. The salt museum with a real windmill. They are all quite good. With a few euros you can jump directly to ancient history, even if not so distant, and to the tradition of what it was like to collect salt by hand. By the way, sometimes they still harvest salt by hand, like the famous and rare fleur de sel, rich in minerals and low in sodium, perfect for health.
And last but not least, a beautiful family run restaurant overlooking the salt flats. Outstanding!
Written July 25, 2021
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,861 contributions
Apr 2020 • Friends
This is the beautiful city of Trapani, located in the west side of the Sicily island. The picture was taken from Erice. Enjoy
Written April 24, 2020
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Hugh W
Sydney, Australia25 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
My wife and I visited Trapani in August with our daughter and son-in-law and his parents. I have no Italian but my wife speaks and understands a little and my daughter who is married to an Italian is fluent, as he is in English. I provide this information because the tour of the nature reserve and salt recovery pans, which I found thoroughly enjoyable and interesting is all in Italian. It is also free. If you don't have access to an Italian speaker you may find it less interesting that I did. The nature reserve is operated by WWF Italy and is a RAMSAR wetland. The tour guides were from WWF and were very enthusiastic and each of the three provided information on different aspects of the history of the area and of salt recovery, the nature reserve and its bird life and the importance of the area to migratory birds, particularly flamingos. The first hour of the tour was basically delivery of information in a small building close by to one of the old salt pans. A car is required to get there and then also to the ponds and active salt pans which are included in the tour. The organisers of the tour ask that advance bookings be made but on our tour there appeared to be a number of people who just turned up on the day. The second part of the tour, which in our case went for an hour and a half involved visiting some of the older and now unused ponds and seeing some of the abundant bird life and then getting up close and personal with the recovery of salt. One of our guides had a tripod mounted telescope and a highlight for me was seeing a flock of flamingos in one of the ponds. Apparently Trapani is a very important stopover for them on their migration from and back to Africa. The process of salt recovery is quite labour intensive. Those who have not had any prior exposure to the process would I believe find it quite interesting. Information about the tour and how to make a booking can be found at www.wwfsalineditrapani.it but this web site is also in Italian. However you can download a pdf brochure in English from the site which provides some really good information about the history, the nature reserve and the flora and fauna and directions for getting there. The web site includes photos of the salt recovery process.
Written August 28, 2014
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handel21
Bristol, UK154 contributions
Sep 2012 • Couples
The salt museum, at Nubia (near Paceco) is a good place to start. Old equipment, old photos and diagrams give fascinating background information to the salt-making process. (There is a good restaurant attached to this 300 year old building, which has a restored windmill.) The 16th century tower of Nubia is nearby - you can't miss it.
Surrounding the museum are the lagoons of sea water, of different depth, in which the sea salt is formed as the water evaporates. If you are lucky you will see them digging the salt and piling it into huge heaps beside the pans.
Further down the coast, near the island of Mozia and the small town of Salinagrande, are more salt pans, and several windmills. The road runs beside the pans so it is a paradise for photographers, especially if they are digging salt. The Egardi islands are visible just off the coast. As you are facing west, there are usually glorious sunsets which makes the area very romantic and picturesque.
Written September 24, 2012
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Clyde A
Malta, Europe16 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
I went to Trapani in November 2013 with my girlfriend, before going we contacted the riserva to book our tour. All the staff gave us a warm welcome. We felt really comfortable as the staff can speak understandable English. It's Interesting both regarding the Salt production and as a natural reserve where you can see many different species of birds, including flamingos, cattle egret, herons etc. Make sure you take some sandwiches and a drink with you as there isn't anywhere to buy food and drink and also It's not very easy to get to by bus, so I suggest renting a car for a couple of days as it will also be useful to get to other attractions near Trapani. This is not an attraction where you go for just half an hour! You'll probably spend around 3hrs or more, so make sure you're not tight on your schedule.
Written December 30, 2013
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Abigail A
Paola, Malta146 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
It is a very nice and well preserved salt museum perched on an inland of Nubia frazione di Paceco.... As soon as you head out of the Birgi town and a very short drive you arrive to this small but beautifully settled place. This is a small museum but great in information about this very old trade. It consists of a small typical trapanese restaurant and as soon as you enter it you smell that sea water smell... Aaahhhh very relaxing! Approximetely you enter a small door to this small museum and you find yourself inside a well preserved windmill.... A big room filled with all the tools (old) that used to be used back in time. You can go up the stairs to get a magnificent view of the sea and the city of Trapani.
Written October 29, 2012
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wpnyc
New York61 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The salt pans and windmills are beautiful. Something of even more interest to us was the nearby ancient Phoenician settlement at Mozia (also written as Mothia). A small boat takes you out into the channel for a 10 minute trip to the island. There is a lovely small museum which describes the settlement. We were amazed at the preserved mosaic floors made from multi-colored stones rather than tiles in the ruins.
Written January 15, 2018
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coop1578
Vilseck, Germany71 contributions
My friend and I rented bikes and rode here from the city center. It took about 45 min to get there (7-8 km) and only about 30 to get back since we already knew the route. We went during the time where they 'harvest' the salt so it was crazy to see the solid salt field and people working there to bring in the salt. The museum tour seems boring, but it was actually a great tour. The tour is done by a member of the family who has owned the fields for several generations. Highly recommend!
Written August 26, 2014
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GWToronto
Toronto, Canada235 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
It was a nice day so we decided to walk out to the historic salt pans and nature preserve.
The quickest route for walking from the historical centre of town is through the industrial port area which is not scenic
and has the disadvantage of having an open sewer at the side of the road.
There are no cafe’s or restaurants along this route but there is a supermarket where you can buy water or drinks.
It took us a hour to make it to the historic salt mill which was closed up, but still interesting to see.
We walked back on a different route which took up past a large Conrad supermarket which did have a cafe with
hot foods drinks and thankfully a bathroom.
Our one hour walk back to our hotel left us tired and with a very good appetite for a late lunch and siesta.
Written October 26, 2019
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