LAND AND SEA: THE SALT ROAD AND MARSALA TASTING
A route between land and sea to discover the dazzling whiteness of the salt pans, the fascinating islands of the Stagnone Nature Reserve and typical local wineries, including a Marsala tasting.
What we will see
- Stagnone Lagoon and salt pans Ettore and Infersa
- Island of Mothia, Lunga Island, the Island of Schola, plus the ancient submerged Punic road
- Marsala: winery visit and tasting
What we will do
- We will set out by coach from the port for the enchanting salt pans of the Stagnone Lagoon, dazzling white mountains that shimmer in the Sicilian sun, overlooking the sea with stunning views of the Island of Mothia. The route skirts the fascinating Trapani salt pans for 29 km and is better known as the Salt Road. The Phoenicians were the first to recognise the extraordinary natural conditions favourable to the extraction of salt, one of Sicily's traditional resources, known in this part of the world as white gold. The salt flats and particular flora of this region, dotted with ancient windmills once used for the production of salt, make this a unique and unforgettable landscape, so much so that it has been declared a WWF nature reserve.
- After visiting the salt pans, we will board a boat that will help us explore the beautiful Stagnone Lagoon, now classified as the Regional Nature Reserve of the Stagnone Islands of Marsala.
- Surrounded by the still, shallow waters of the archipelago, we will continue our scenic route alongside the Island of Mothia, Lunga Island, the Island of Schola, and the ancient submerged Punic road.
- Our excursion will then continue to Marsala. Here a local guide will take us to the wineries that hold the secret to Sicily's most important wine, Marsala DOC. We will of course take the opportunity to enjoy a brief tasting, after admiring the old barrels.
What you need to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early.
- Under 18s may not take part in the wine tasting.