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Salemi

On the site where once, the ancient Sicanian city of Halyciae rose, set on top of the Monte delle Rose (Mountain of the Roses), is Salemi, one of the most secluded and interesting towns from an artistic and monumental point of view of the province of Trapani. In the historic centre, ancient town houses made in the local campanella stone, and churches, the oldest of which is the Paleochristian basilica of San Miceli, the medieval castle and the Jewish quarter of Rabato can be found. Usually a quiet town, Salemi fills with people on the day of the festivity for San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) (19th March) when the town organises symbolic dinners and transforms itself into a rich continuation of altars decorated in arabesque bread rolls and rich in allegorical elements. The many small museums are not to be missed.

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The beauties di (en)Salemi

Mount Polizzo Salemi
AREA ARCHEOLOGICA MONTE POLIZZO
Studies carried out on Mount Polizzo, have brought to light the remains of a Elymian city which...
Castle Salemi
CASTELLO NORMANNO-SVEVO
The castle, which dominates the territory was built or reshaped, in Swabian times on...
Largo Belvedere Salemi
LARGO BELVEDERE
Salemi is in the centre of a very fertile territory with a strong agricultural activity; this is...
Pasta con la mollica Salemi
SPAGHETTI DOLCI
Typical dish of the supper of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) is pasta con la mollica, spaghetti...
Loaves of Saint Joseph Salemi
CENE DI SAN GIUSEPPE
An important event is the Cene di San Giuseppe Suppers of Saint Joseph, with the meal offered...
Civic Museum Salemi
MUSEO CIVICO
Housed in the ex Collegio dei Gesuiti (XVII century), it holds works of sacred art from the...
Jewish Quarter Salemi
QUARTIERE EBRAICO "LA GIUDECCA"
La Giudecca was the Jewish Quarter who, for centuries, lived side by side with the...

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