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Museo delle Saline

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Address: Via Chiusa | Paceco, 91027, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
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+39 320 657 5455
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Nice when you come at the right time

Despite the fact that the entrance fee was quite high we decided to go there. The museum was nice and interesting. What would make our visit exceptional is if there would be a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 4, 2016
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

There is nothing really to see there, it is an ugly place, pictures are deceiving. Don't waste your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Despite the fact that the entrance fee was quite high we decided to go there. The museum was nice and interesting. What would make our visit exceptional is if there would be a harvest of the salt and that is I think september (we were in May). So all the salt heaps we could see only in pictures. During harvest... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

It's a bit out of town so you need transportation to get there. The museum is very small and tours are given in Italian. The salt flats and windmills are nice to see. But i would not go out of my way to get there. But maybe it's because i am Dutch and windmills are common to me..

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This small museum is worth a side trip. The tour guide was enthusiastic and informative in both Italian and English.

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Highwood
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the trip to the salt museum outside of Palermo. It's a bit of hike and yes, there is a stench to the locale. But you soon forget the smell as the guide gives you a detailed history of how the sea salt was gathered via a series of wind and hand driven pumps in an Arab tradition using... More 

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Wroclaw, Poland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

It really stinks! These salt marshes smell horribly in the heat. Give a wide berth! In the summer it is impossible to walk there because of the scorching sun and unbearable smell!

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Riverside, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The salt museum gives you the backbone of history for the area, so worth going to just to see how they have produced salt for centuries.

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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

A very interesting museum, explaining very well the long, exacting and back breaking job of extracting salt from the sea. Their sales room allows you to buy their salt in several forms. Going to the top of the windmill which they use as an energy source, we could view the whole process.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but very informative. The guide was really nice and interesting. Next to the museum is a restaurant with a beautiful veranda with a good view over the saline fields. If you are in the area it's a nice little stop.

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We thought we new how salt was produced but visited the museum for the kids. Surprise. The lady at the desk speaks english fluently and to our surprise she guided us through the making of salt. No reservation required or waiting for more people to join the group which is very nice. The young lady is a grand daughter of... More 

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