Full Day Exclusive Excursion to Segesta, Erice & Trapani Salt Flats from Palermo

9 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

This is a private and exclusive tour, you will only be in the group, there will be no other people. We will be out of the normal tourist circuits, we will visit isolated, peaceful and safe places. in countryside areas away from the city. Full day excursion departing from Palermo and the province. With new and comfortable van, driver who speaks English and French available during all the visits advising and explaining the main things to do and see. During the tour you will visit Segesta with its perfectly preserved Greek temple. After you will leave for Erice, a unique medieval town located at top of a mountain, In Erice you can also taste the typical almond sweets of local production as well as delicious wines famous all over the world.After the tour you will go down to Trapani around lunchtime, we will go to the restaurant located in the heart of the salt pans where you will taste the traditional Sicilian cuisine. After lunch we will continue the visit of the Saline.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Apetour N.C.C. di Peritore Cristian

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tempio di Segesta

The temple, sometimes called the "Great Temple", was built during the last thirty years of the fifth century BC, [1] on the top of a hill west of the city, outside its walls. It is a large hexastyle peripteral temple (ie with six columns on the shorter side, not grooved). On the long side it has instead fourteen columns (in total 36 then, 10 meters high). The current state of preservation presents the entire colonnade of the complete peristasis of the entire entablature. Despite the constructive elements and the proportions of the construction clearly referring to the classical period of Greek architecture, the temple presents peculiar aspects on which historiography does not express unanimous opinions.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Castello di Venere

Erice Walking tour of the beautiful medieval town located on the top of the homonymous mountain at 760 meters high, we will visit the temple dedicated to Venus, the castle, the towers and the beautiful cathedral. The town, surrounded by cyclopean walls, is characterized by stone paths and adorned with trees, plants and flowers, which give the center a magical and enchanted atmosphere. The wide and spectacular view from Erice is breathtaking: you can see Trapani with its characteristic sickle shape and the Mount Cofano reserve with Custonaci at its feet. You can also taste the typical almond sweets famous all over the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Museo del Sale

Of Phoenician origin, the Arab geographer al-Idrīsī documents the presence of salt pans already in the period of Norman domination in Sicily. Under the reign of Frederick of Swabia, the state monopoly on salt production was established, which continued even during the Angevin domination. The Aragonese later ratified the return to private property, but it was under the Spanish crown that the salt production activity reached its peak, transforming the port of Trapani into the most important European trade center for the precious element. The salt pans from Trapani reached the islands of the Stagnone. In the photo above the Salt Museum of Nubia, in the photo below the Infersa mill. From 1861 with the Unification of Italy these salt pans were not nationalized, and they were the only ones to overcome the monopoly of the salt by the State, exporting it to different countries. After the First World War with the competition of the industrialized salt pans of Cagliari began the decline of the Trapani salt pans, accentuated by the outbreak of the Second World War and by foreign competition with rock salt. Many of the salt pans were abandoned or abandoned.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco

Beautiful place, you can visit the salt Museum inside an old wind mill

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Erice

Visit of the beautiful medieval town on top of mountain, with the most beautiful panorama of Sicily

Duration: 2 hour
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