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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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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...
Civic Museum Salemi
MUSEO CIVICO
Housed in the ex Collegio dei Gesuiti (XVII century), it holds works of sacred art from the...
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...
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...
Castle Salemi
CASTELLO NORMANNO-SVEVO
The castle, which dominates the territory was built or reshaped, in Swabian times on...
Pasta con la mollica Salemi
SPAGHETTI DOLCI
Typical dish of the supper of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) is pasta con la mollica, spaghetti...
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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