As you drive up to the museum, you will see the actual artisanal salt making in progress. Blue water basins, pink water basins, basins with just a salt crust and basins being emptied by workmen still doing much of the labour by hand. And of course huge piles of salt. The museum itself is small and provides some extra information... 更多
The museum is an interesting piece of their industry's history with some remnants of their machines of the past, but not much more. Communication was a problem for us as we do not speak Italian and although the very nice girl tried to explain the process, her grasp of English was lacking. Not her fault, we were their guests but... 更多
Despite the fact that the entrance fee was quite high we decided to go there. The museum was nice and interesting. What would make our visit exceptional is if there would be a harvest of the salt and that is I think september (we were in May). So all the salt heaps we could see only in pictures. During harvest... 更多
It's a bit out of town so you need transportation to get there. The museum is very small and tours are given in Italian. The salt flats and windmills are nice to see. But i would not go out of my way to get there. But maybe it's because i am Dutch and windmills are common to me..
This small museum is worth a side trip. The tour guide was enthusiastic and informative in both Italian and English.
Really enjoyed the trip to the salt museum outside of Palermo. It's a bit of hike and yes, there is a stench to the locale. But you soon forget the smell as the guide gives you a detailed history of how the sea salt was gathered via a series of wind and hand driven pumps in an Arab tradition using... 更多
It really stinks! These salt marshes smell horribly in the heat. Give a wide berth! In the summer it is impossible to walk there because of the scorching sun and unbearable smell!