1. Excursion to the historic center of Trapani and the salt pans

Discover the wonders of Trapani: from the salt pans to the historic center

Trapani is a city that enchants visitors with its thousand-year history, breathtaking landscapes and a historic center that is a true jewel.

Discover the wonders of Trapani: from the salt pans to the historic center

If you are passionate about history, culture and nature, Trapani offers an unforgettable experience that combines all these elements into a single, fascinating journey.

The Saltpans in Trapani: a landscape of rare beauty

Before entering the streets of the historic center of Trapani, a visit to the famous salt pans of Trapani is a must. Salt is a precious food and in ancient times it was even used as a currency.

Our salt pans extend for around a thousand hectares on the Trapani coast, enjoying an excellent position which has allowed the ancient activity of salt extraction and processing since Phoenician times.

Since 1995 it has become a nature reserve protected by the WWF also due to the presence of pink flamingos. On the bottom of the salt pans grows an algae present in a few other places which allows the flamingo to become that famous pink color and thanks to our climate it is also perfect for their fertilization and growth. An Italian pearl.

During the excursion you will also have the opportunity to visit Trapani, admiring the magnificent historic center and its monuments such as the Palazzo Senatorio, the Trapani Cathedral of San Lorenzo, and the Church of the Souls of Purgatory. One of the most majestic places is Piazza Vittorio Emanuele with a large statue of the King in the center. But one of the greatest peculiarities of Trapani is the presence still today of the city's protective walls.

Trapani and its salt pans will leave you speechless!


The excursion program is defined as follows:

  1. 1

    Meeting in Trapani in Via Ammiraglio Staiti 73 at 08.50 am Meeting in San Vito lo Capo in via Duca degli Abruzzi 60 at 8.50 am

  2. 2

    Departure for the Trapani salt pans at 9.00 am

  3. 3

    Arrival at the Trapani salt pans at 10.00 am and minibus tour of the site.

  4. 4

    Visit to a salt pan and windmills at 10.30 am upon request and upon extra ticket to be purchased on site, it is possible to take a guided tour of the Culcasi salt pans lasting approximately 75 minutes.

  5. 5

    Meeting with the driver at 12.00 am and transfer to the historic center of Trapani.

  6. 6

    Arrival at the historic center of Trapani at 12.15 am and free visit of the "windy city".

  7. 7

    Meeting with the driver at 04.00 pm, minibus ride to Trapani and return.

  8. 8

    Arrival at destination scheduled for 05.00 pm and end of excursion

The fee includes transport in very comfortable minibuses round trip, professional and qualified driver, parking, fuel and VAT. It does not include meals and drinks, entrance tickets, or internal services at the salt pans.

What to see in the historic center of Trapani

After admiring the salt pans, it's time to explore the historic center of Trapani. It is the beating heart of the city, where every alley tells a story. Starting from the waterfront, the historic center opens with a series of historic buildings reflecting baroque and medieval architecture. One of the strengths of Trapani center is its lively atmosphere, with outdoor cafes, artisan shops and restaurants offering the delights of Sicilian cuisine.

  • The Cathedral of San Lorenzo: Located in the heart of the historic center of Trapani, this imposing cathedral is a splendid example of sacred art, with richly decorated interiors and works of art of inestimable value.

  • Palazzo della Giudecca: The Giudecca neighborhood is home to this historic palace, once the heart of Trapani's Jewish community. Today, its architecture tells of centuries of history and coexistence of different cultures.

  • The walls of Tramontana: Walking along these ancient walls which once protected the city from invaders, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and the Egadi islands.

Trapani Historic Center: A Journey Through Time

The historic center of Trapani is not just a place to visit, but an experience to live. Every stone and every building here has a story to tell, from the times of the Phoenicians to the modern era. The center of Trapani is the ideal place for those seeking to completely immerse themselves in Sicilian culture, including art, history and culinary traditions.

Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover or a simple traveler in search of beauty, Trapani has something to offer everyone.

Things to know before the excursion

Trapani salt pans, are you curious to find out how salt is made? Here is the path of water, through this tour, we offer an experience suitable for all age groups, inside a WWF reserve, among protected plants and birds, so you can see the salt that forms in the tanks by collecting it with your hands and following step by step the entire process that transforms sea water into the salt that everyone knows.

Trapani: we recommend visiting the historic center and "the north walls", the cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Porta Oscura and Astronomical Clock, the Church of Sant'Agostino, the port, the Ligny tower and the dovecote.

The Salt Pans of Trapani are waiting for you!

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