The Trapani coastline boasts a picturesque landscape of shallow ponds, windmills and white pyramids of salt, turning pink as the sun sets. Every summer for thousands of years, this has been the backdrop to a ritual: the manual harvesting of the sea salt after seawater has evaporated from the large ponds. The harvesters are farmers who alternate growing melons and garlic with producing salt. As they collect the salt, it is piled up in pyramids near the basins, then crushed into various grades as required.
The salt is produced from July to September, but is available throughout the year.
Trapani and Paceco Municipalities, Trapani Province
Presidium supported by
Sicilian Region’s Agriculture and Forestry Department
tel. +39 0923 867374-338 6062549
Antiche Saline di Nubia
via Chiusa, 1
tel. +39 0923 867701-335 5683981
Tel. +39 0923 867374- 338 6062549
Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
tel. +39 335 6679150