Category Archives: Trapani

Salt-pools of Trapani and Isola di Mozia

The salt-pools of Trapani are coastal wetlands where sea salt has been harvested for nearly 3,000 years.  Salt from here is considered Italy’s finest.  Today it’s a cottage industry, selling to upscale restaurants and shops. In winter the piles of … Continue reading

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The Port Town of Trapani, Sicily

Trapani is on the northwest tip of Sicily.  It began as a port to serve the hilltop town of Erice. Trapani has been ruled by Romans, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Arabs and, in 1077, was conquered by the Norman, Roger I … Continue reading

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