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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

Sant’Annedda Churh, painting Salemi
TELE DI FRA FEDELE DA SAMBUCA
In the small but suggestive church of Sant’Annedda, one can admire the eighteenth century...
Civic Museum Salemi
MUSEO CIVICO
Housed in the ex Collegio dei Gesuiti (XVII century), it holds works of sacred art from the...
Montagna Grande and Rubino dem Salemi
MONTAGNA GRANDE
The Montagna Grande mountain complex which is a Sito d'Interesse Comunitario - Site of Community...
Pasta con la mollica Salemi
SPAGHETTI DOLCI
Typical dish of the supper of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) is pasta con la mollica, spaghetti...
Cloister of S. Agostino Salemi
CHIOSTRO DI S. AGOSTINO
The fifteenth century monastery of the Padri Agostiniani is connected to the church of...
Jewish Quarter Salemi
QUARTIERE EBRAICO "LA GIUDECCA"
La Giudecca was the Jewish Quarter who, for centuries, lived side by side with the...
Campanedda Stone Salemi
PIETRA CAMPANEDDA
The construction stone used in Salemi, known as Campanedda, is a highly cemented sandstone...

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