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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

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...
Piazza Dittatura Salemi
PIAZZA DITTATURA
The name of the square commemorates the proclamation of the dictatorship by Garibaldi who here...
College Church, organ Salemi
ORGANO DELLA CHIESA DEL COLLEGIO DEI GESUITI
The organ in the chiesa del Collegio - College church, painted with flowers and gold plated,...
Altar of saint Joseph Salemi
FESTA DI SAN GIUSEPPE
Salemi fills with people on the day of the festivity for San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) (19th...
Jewish Quarter Salemi
QUARTIERE EBRAICO "LA GIUDECCA"
La Giudecca was the Jewish Quarter who, for centuries, lived side by side with the...
Church of S. Agostino Salemi
CHIESA DI SANT'AGOSTINO
The church of thirteenth century origins was renovated in the XV century and restructured in the...
Silver and sacred vestements museum Salemi
MUSEO DEGLI ARGENTI E DEI PARAMENTI SACRI
In the sacristy and in the crypt of the church of Sant’Agostino are exhibited...
San Giacomo Multipurpose centre Salemi
COMPLESSO POLISPORTIVO S. GIACOMO
The multi-purpose sports centre of San Giacomo holds football and athletics events and has a...

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