Trapani's salt pans and Marsala’s salt pans

Trapani's salt pans and Marsala’s salt pans

Just outside the fascinating city of Trapani, following the coast road towards Marsala, lie the remarkable Trapani’s salt pans and Marsala’s 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 Trapani’s and Marsala’s salt pans is best seen at sunset, when sea and sky are tinged with red while the sun slowly and silently disappears behind the Egadi islands. If you decide to book a villa near Trapani’s and Marsala’s salt pans, 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
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 400
to
€ 1260
Details
Evanthe Garden

Evanthe Garden

Marsala - West of Sicily
Accomodation:
2
Sleeps:
16
Bedrooms:
8
Bathrooms:
8
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 200
to
€ 343
Details
Salinella

Salinella

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
14
Bedrooms:
7
Bathrooms:
7
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 400
to
€ 600
Details
Casa Marsala

Casa Marsala

Marsala - West of Sicily
Accomodation:
2
Sleeps:
11
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 120
to
€ 140
Details
Arangea

Arangea

Marsala - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
4
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 240
to
€ 360
Details
Pietra del Sole

Pietra del Sole

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
10
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
7
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 260
to
€ 442
Details
San Ciro

San Ciro

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

Corte del Sale

Trapani - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
9
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 229
to
€ 371
Details
Il Giardino Ritrovato

Il Giardino Ritrovato

Marsala - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
9
Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Price type:
daily price
from
€ 400
to
€ 586
Details