Museo del sale, Trapani

Learn something new at Museo del sale, where salt is made from seawater. The museum displays salt-making tools and explains the historical and modern techniques used to create salt. Outdoors, you can admire the windmills and even climb one to the top for a fantastic view. Make Museo del sale part of your personalized Trapani itinerary using our Trapani holiday planner.
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  • The salt pans of Trapani are nice and the old mills that were used to grind the salt crystals are very impressive and maintained well. There are guides a little improvised demanding a mite contrived to visitors. You can see some aquatic bird that roams in the salt marshes. However nothing to do with respect to Saline di Margherita di Savoia (BT) where in the salt marshes much more extended you can see flocks of thousands of flamingos and other dozens of species of seabirds. If you are in Trapani, saline, however, are worth a visit.
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  • If you go in Trapani, you visit a salt mine, and my wife and I had the opportunity and pleasure to see and admire those of family Culcasi. The hotel has this small museum run by the grandson of Mr. Culcasi, furnished with old tools for production and many photos that tell the story of this. The guide was precise and exhaustive within half an hour talking about the history, machines, processes for producing salt. Seeing is believing
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  • Beautiful sometimes visible even flamingos. lovely place ... rich history definitely recommended
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  • Museum like many but the girl who is there is so good as a guide that you have to go there. Because of that, story of this museum and this how they make salt is really interesting. And this all only for 3 euro.
  • Don't expect much from the museum, it is pretty basic. You will definitely need extra literature of you want to discover the interesting history of salt production in Sicily.
  • Interesting place. You can touch a history there. Today was a little bit cloudy day and it was quite cold so unfortunately for me, it was not so impressive as it was described in my guide book:( but I saw flamings;) for sure it's worth to see it when you are in Trapani! I will try to visit this place in the other part of the year;)
  • Fantastic tour. Interesting history. Definitely visit.
  • Our last evening in Sicily and what a perfect way to end it. Did not know what to expect but it turned out to be a very interesting and informative tour at a nice old windmill by a charming Sicilian young lady whose grandfather had worked there in his day. Had the opportunity to purchase different kinds of salt produced by them at in my opinion,a very fair price. We ended the evening at the restaurant next door as we watched the sun go down. I highly recommend visiting the museum!
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