The Marsala Salt Pans


Discovering the historic centre of Marsala takes just a few hours. Visiting the Saline, on the other hand, takes a bit longer. Part of this exciting tour includes a boat trip to enjoy the beauty of the Stagnone Nature Reserve with its islands.

Educational tourism about the salt pans fascinates not only children but also adults. At the Ettore and Infersa salt pans, you can see first-hand the fascinating process of manually extracting high-quality salt, which has been awarded the PGI label, and learn more about the history of salt culture in Sicily.

The passage from San Teodoro beach to Isola Lunga is an unmissable experience. The island is in the Stagnone lagoon and separates it from the open sea. The seabed remains shallow for hundreds of metres. On the island are the ancient salt pans that are still active. It is stunning to see the water turning pink.

The Genna saltwork is the oldest, the only one where the “salinari” still harvest salt without mechanical means.

Walking through the pools in front of the island of Mothia, you can see the extraordinary nuances of the water. The colours change from the pink of the salty waters to the white of the salt pans and the blue-green of the Mediterranean sea. The landscape is a joy for the heart.

From this point, you can admire one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Windmills surround a beautiful landscape of pools, canals and piles of salt. The lagoon has a timeless charm.

The art of a centuries-old tradition combines with the expectations of modern visitors. Tourists arrive in search of cultural enrichment and psychophysical well-being. Sicily is an immense open-air spa, and a salt bath in the waters of the Stagnone is an unforgettable experience.

Sports lovers cannot resist the temptation to “glide” over the lagoon, practising kitesurfing. The Via del sale (Salt Route) is the famous gateway to the Reserve. It is possible to cycle along this route, which leads us to discover the Salt Pans of western Sicily.

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