Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, Trapani

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Escape the city at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, a nature reserve featuring Mediterranean plant life and wildlife, as well as a museum in an old salt mill. In the museum, you can learn about the history of extracting salt from the sea and the changing processes used over time. You may even see workers in action, and the large salt piles make for great photo opportunities. Keep an eye out for flamingoes, egrets, herons, cattle, and many other animals. Using our online itinerary creator, Trapani attractions like Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We've been to the salt flats in August 2016, a terrific show! Although my boyfriend and I were intrigued by the visit, I must confess that our expectations were not very high; just ended visit, however, the perspective is totally changed and we have to say that is really worth visiting this reserve, not only to admire the spectacular nature and wildlife present but also to rediscover an ancient craft. We started the tour from the wwf, with a girl really very prepared and at the same time engaging in explaining the workings and history of saline, then the same drove us down a path where we could take a close look at the various stages of the salt harvest, several Mills on site and the various characteristic bird species present at that time (we were also able to admire closely a Flamingo Pink). At the end of the visit, as it was the time of sunset, at our request, the guide very kindly directed us to the best spot to take pictures and resume the background its characteristic windmills. The visit, at a very low cost (which also goes in favor of the wwf and the Association that manages the reserve) has an average duration of one and a half hours and is done in groups of at least five people (ours lasted for about two hours as we were very curious and we had a lot of questions, to which the guide will always replied very politely and thoroughly); is better of course book in order to find the place, but consider that we booked two days before and we made it on the day we wanted to respect the stages of the journey.
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  • Very impressive from the point of view of landscape. While you admire the salt flats and windmills, the sun goes down and plunges into the sea in front of you
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  • Since 1861 with the unification of Italy these salt pans were not nationalized, and were the only ones to pass the salt monopoly by the State, by exporting it to other countries. After World War I with the competition of salt saline decadence began industrialized Cagliari Trapani, accentuated by the outbreak of the second world war and from foreign competition with rock salt. Many of the salt mines were decommissioned or abandoned.
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