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Museo delle Saline

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Address: Via Chiusa | Paceco, 91027, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0923 867061
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Small Museum with a cool little tour

We had a great little tour with a young lady who spoke fantastic English. The tour was very informative and interesting. I think this is a neat place to visit if you are in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tonya33
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great little tour with a young lady who spoke fantastic English. The tour was very informative and interesting. I think this is a neat place to visit if you are in the area and interested in the history.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Salt is pretty ordinary stuff, but wasn't always that way and this museum gives you a good story of how salt was "made" (harvested, really) for thousands of years in the area. The museum is guided; our guide offered English but spoke Italian much better. A quick trip, but worth it especially if combined with the WWF wildlife reserve nearby.... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a must when in the Trapani area. The tour itself is not that long, but then you are free to roam around the salt beds for a while. I loved it!

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new orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

this is a must if you are in the area of the salt mines..the drive into is fabulous...the visitors area is amazing and the drive out towards trapania is again fabulous

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Museo del Sale belongs to a family, as does the adjacent trattoria. The young owner explained the history and process of salt cultivation in a lively and amusing manner, and the machinery and illustrations gave us a good impression of the process. The views of the 'saline' and the old windmill were 'worth the detour'.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Really nice to see how salt is produced. You can walk by the pools filled with sea water. the views are really nice with couple of remaining windmills.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were driving past the Saline and decided to make a short stop on the way....the amounts of salt was impressive!....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

As you drive up to the museum, you will see the actual artisanal salt making in progress. Blue water basins, pink water basins, basins with just a salt crust and basins being emptied by workmen still doing much of the labour by hand. And of course huge piles of salt. The museum itself is small and provides some extra information... More 

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Massapequa, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The museum is an interesting piece of their industry's history with some remnants of their machines of the past, but not much more. Communication was a problem for us as we do not speak Italian and although the very nice girl tried to explain the process, her grasp of English was lacking. Not her fault, we were their guests but... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 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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