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Museo delle Saline

Via Chiusa | Paceco, 91027, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
+39 320 657 5455
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Interesting walk and tour.

Small museum with small entrance fee which explains the history of the place. You can walk freely... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
rattenpakker
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Roeselare, Belgium
Don't assume you can visit the actual salt fields

We found the museum interesting and we're looking forward to walking around the salt fields only to... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
annegareth
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Toulouse
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Via Chiusa | Paceco, 91027, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Small museum with small entrance fee which explains the history of the place. You can walk freely along the salt fields and take pictures.

Thank rattenpakker
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We found the museum interesting and we're looking forward to walking around the salt fields only to be told that this was only possible during the tour performed in the morning and afternoon. This was a real shame and frustrating as this wasn't made clear...More

Thank annegareth
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We took the train to Marsala and then the bus to get to the museum. The salt pans were depleted since not in use anymore and the museum was devoid of interest. i think we paid 10 euro for tour. There was a boring video...More

Thank MontrealValerie
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Here is the history and process of how salt was made and processed in Trapani. Its pretty much as you would suspect and might be a cool site if youve never seen salt collection before.

Thank Remmysd
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We thought the one room museum wasn't worth the 3 euro each so we just wandered the grounds and walked among the salt ponds. Bought some salt from the outdoor vendor. We had already learned about the process online. The vendor was very informative telling...More

Thank Foodseekers
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were staying in Trapani so it was only a short drive to check out this place. It was hot and dusty so we headed to the museum first to check out the history of the salt farm. They have a little guided tour in...More

Thank Jase999
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Small but interesting museum offering a tour with guide throughout the exhibition. Explanation about how salt is produced and history of the process.

Thank somanynicetrips
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We knew nothing about how sea salt was made but now do and brought some home. Small museum but the personal guided tour (in English) explained it all.

Thank m456j456
Reviewed 24 June 2016

My partner found it fascinating - photography and science-wise. I was more interested in reading a book in the sun, but now I understand more about different grades of salt and which salts are cleaner than others, and what is sustainable in terms of salt...More

Thank SydneyJay
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great find whilst driving around Sicily. Its had to believe that they still harvest salt in almost the same way for close to 2000 years around this area. The museum is small but very informative with very helpful staff to explain the processes and stages...More

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Madeze
27 August 2017|
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Response from PDA68 | Reviewed this property |
Salt production is year round, harvest normally august, we we're there in april and it was lovely, saw some activity, salt, the stay in all for 1 night is enough if you don't plan to ride a bike for a day
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Mariella G
4 May 2017|
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no, I don't think public transport is coming there. Taxi"s are not that common in Sicily, rent a car. It is the best way to visit Sicily
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Carla F
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Response from casseroleking | Reviewed this property |
Hi Carla F, As far as I know, it is open everyday, especially now that it has finished renovations and the busy season approaching. It is quite famous so I'm confident that it will be open. "Even" if it is closed, you can... More
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