Salt pans and winery in Marsala

Enjoy the day!

Salt pans and winery in Marsala: amazing open landscapes, salt production and wine tasting. These are the ingredients for a perfect relaxing day discovering the atmosphere of western Sicily.

Wine and salt are two of the traditional economical activities of the area. Through this trip you will learn about Sicily and you will have the time to learn about Sicily but also to relax and enjoy the day.

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The tour is full day (8 hours).

Easy.

At the lobby of your hotel / apartment or in another convenient place for you.

You can combine the walking tour with the visit of Monreale.

This tour is full day (8 hours).

Easy.

At the lobby of your hotel or apartment or in another convenient place for you.

You can combine the walking tour with the visit of Monreale.

Salt pans and winery in Marsala: a reach economy


Salt Pans

Salt pans Marsala

The production of sea salt has been working since Phoenician times. Sea water evaporates in the shallow pools, leaving a layer of crystallized salt behind. The harvest of the salt is piled up to make salt hills, which are then covered in tiles.

The visit of this area is also a joy for the eyes because at different times of the day, as the light changes, there is a pink tint to the salt pans.

During our tour we will visit also the salt museum, located in one of the original windmills that has been restored.

Marsala: the city

After the visit of the salt pans we will move to Marsala. An other city with an amazing history: indeed it is related to the Phoenicians (who founded the city with the name Le Luboe), to the Romans and to the Arabs (who changed the name into Marsa Alí).

But Marsala is also the place where the Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi landed with the “thousand” on 11th May 1860.

The winery

Winery Sicily

The wine Marsala is another reason to visit the area. The trade was started by John Woodhouse in 1773, when he made the first shipment of local white wine to Liverpoool, adding alcohol in order to preserve it during the journey.

However, the area has a big production of a huge variety of different wines. So it is the perfect day to visit one of the many wineries of the city and have a lunch tasting with different white and red wines!

Salt pans and winery in Marsala: a reach economy


Salt Pans

Salt pans Marsala

The production of sea salt has been working since Phoenician times. Sea water evaporates in the shallow pools, leaving a layer of crystallized salt behind. The harvest of the salt is piled up to make salt hills, which are then covered in tiles.

The visit of this area is also a joy for the eyes because at different times of the day, as the light changes, there is a pink tint to the salt pans. During our tour we will visit also the salt museum, located in one of the original windmills that has been restored.

Marsala: the city

After the visit of the salt pans we will move to Marsala. An other city with an amazing history: indeed it is related to the Phoenicians (who founded the city with the name Le Luboe), to the Romans and to the Arabs (who changed the name into Marsa Alí).

But Marsala is also the place where the Italian national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi landed with the “thousand” on 11th May 1860.

The winery

Winery Sicily

The wine Marsala is another reason to visit the area. The trade was started by John Woodhouse in 1773, when he made the first shipment of local white wine to Liverpoool, adding alcohol in order to preserve it during the journey.

However, the area has a big production of a huge variety of different wines. So it is the perfect day to visit one of the many wineries of the city and have a lunch tasting with different white and red wines!

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