The Salt Road between Trapani and Marsala

Salt from Trapani has been sold to entire Italy,France and England.

Spread along the coast from Trapani to Marsala are the shallow mirrors and sparkling heaps of Sicily’s saltpans.


Against rain they are covered with clay bricks.



It takes 80-100 days to produce 6 cm of salt in the pans. Only from spring to late summer the salt is harvested.


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