Trapani’s Treasures

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The shores of Trapani offer a window into its ancient Phoenician past on the island of Mothia or Mozia and to one of Sicily’s ancient industries: salt mining at the Stagno and Trapani salt marshes, where still today, the sea’s salt is extracted and exported to kitchens around the world. Note the windmills in the distance. For centuries they supplied the energy to transport water from salt basin to salt basin for the extraction process. 

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