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Guided tour of the Marsala Salt Pans and salt harvesting

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Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

Guided tour of the Marsala Salt Pans and salt harvesting

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 36.77 per person

Come and explore the natural landscape of the Nature Reserve of the Stagnone Islands of Marsala on a guided tour. Discover a place that tells the identity of a people and where the salt is processed.

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Duration 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the natural landscape of the Nature Reserve of the Stagnone Islands of Marsala
  • Admire a landscape composed of tanks, small canals, windmills, and piles of salt
  • Visit the Mill and discover a variety of salt types
  • Learn how salt is used in the field of cooking and cosmetics
Full description

Dating back to the '500s, the salt pans represent for the territory of Marsala a very precious resource; you can admire a landscape composed of tanks, small canals, windmills, and piles of salt: a landscape that represents one of the most unique and characteristic environments of the Mediterranean. You can visit the Mill where, thanks to a multimedia path, you can discover the ancient and precious art of sea salt production.

You'll continue your tour along a nature trail unique in the world and, in the company of your guide, you can join the salt harvest and live a truly unique sensory experience. Discover the different types of salt and inside the mill, you will also find the "whole salt" strictly hand-picked, and the "fior di sale" purely flavored. See how salt is not only used in cooking, thanks to its moisturizing power but it is also used in the field of cosmetics for the creation of products that aim at the "well-being of the skin".

Includes
  • Visit the Infersa Mill
  • Boots
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks

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The guide will be waiting inside the mill.

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  • Please provide your shoe size at the time of booking to have the correct footwear
  • In case of adverse weather conditions, the reservation may be subject to changes or modifications
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

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Excellent experience with an excellent guide. Very nice route and not too physical for non-athletes like us. The lava flow which dates from 1992 is very impressive, this stop is really worth the detour. This is less the case for the lava caves which are a little disappointing, as is the "tasting" of local products. It is in fact a stop in a large shop full of tourists with the possibility of tasting the products of the store which do not seem particularly qualitative. It's very tourist trap and it's not at all authentic. On the other hand, the views of Etna and the landscapes are breathtaking. We highly recommend this excursion.

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August 12, 2022

The tour is highly recommended. We were surprised that we were asked about the shoe size. After a very good film that explains the work and the different pools, we found out why shoe size is important. Not only do you visit the pools, we were even able to harvest a little fleur de sel and coarse salt crystals. Work is still done here by hand.

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July 17, 2022

Visita interessante e coinvolgente

August 28, 2022

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