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Museo delle Saline

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Address: Via Chiusa | Paceco, 91027, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
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+39 320 657 5455
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09:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 19:00

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Due to the time of year, it was being renovated. Met the granddaughter of the original owner. She spoke good English and was very gracious and pleasant in explaining its past... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to the time of year, it was being renovated. Met the granddaughter of the original owner. She spoke good English and was very gracious and pleasant in explaining its past. Even Hough she was busy renovating, she still took time out to allow us to explore and gave us some explanations. The place also serves as a restaurant for... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 20 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 4 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 30 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 19 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 18 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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