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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

Sacred art section of the Civic Museum Salemi
MUSEO CIVICO -SEZIONE DI ARTE SACRA-
The sacred art section of the Civic Museum is mainly made up of fifteenth and sixteenth century...
Bread Museum Salemi
MUSEO DEI PANI EX CHIESA DI S. BARTOLOMEO
The ex church of San Bartolomeo, called dell’Oratorio (centuries XVI-XVII), had a Mostra...
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...
San Miceli basilica, mosaic Salemi
BASILICHETTA PALEOCRISTIANA DI S. MICELI
In San Miceli district is the remains of a small basilica, a rare example of a building of...
Montagna Grande and Rubino dem Salemi
MONTAGNA GRANDE
The Montagna Grande mountain complex which is a Sito d'Interesse Comunitario - Site of Community...
Cloister of S. Agostino Salemi
CHIOSTRO DI S. AGOSTINO
The fifteenth century monastery of the Padri Agostiniani is connected to the church of...
Garibaldi Days Salemi
GIORNATE GARIBALDINE
Another significant appointment are the Giornate Garibaldine - Garibaldi days which celebrate...
Largo Belvedere Salemi
LARGO BELVEDERE
Salemi is in the centre of a very fertile territory with a strong agricultural activity; this is...

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