The nature reserve of the Saline  Trapani and Paceco is a nature reserve of Sicily established in 1995, which covers almost 1000 hectares in the territory of the towns of Trapani and Paceco. The reserve, inside which the ancient salt extraction activity is carried out, is an important wetland that offers shelter to numerous species of migratory birds. It is managed by the WWF.

The Reserve includes a coastline covering almost a thousand hectares, divided into zone A of Reserve (707 ha) and zone B of Pre-Reserve (278.75 ha).

Much of the reserve is made up of private-owned salt pans, where salt extraction is still practiced according to traditional techniques in use for centuries. Of considerable landscape impact the presence of numerous windmills used to pump the water between the basins.

The nature reserve of the salt pans allows us to continue to see an ancient trade, which allowed man to obtain the only means known to preserve food: salt. Today this place still retains the windmills that were used to grind salt from spring, and the landscape between the mountains of salt and the sea with its fantastic sunsets and in spring in these places you can meet the pink flamingos that make a stop in the their long migration.


Salt production
Despite being a reserve, the historic-traditional activity of saliculture is still carried out. In fact, a large part of the reserve consists of privately owned salt pans, where the cultivation and production of sea salt is permitted. Salt production is constantly increasing: from the establishment of the Reserve to today it has increased from about 50,000 to about 80,000 tons / year, and a new saline is also being set up. In addition to those that belong to the Sosalt, there are: Salinagrande (the oldest of Trapani), the salt Galia Teresina, the Salina Culcasi, the saline Calcara (around the Isolotto della Calcara), the salt Galia.

Favignana -Tonnara Florio

The former Tuna-fish Establishment: Tonnara Florio

Favignana -Cala Rossa Bay

one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

Levanzo - Genoese Cave (Grotta del Genovese)

It was discovered in 1949 to the northwest by the small seaside village of Levanzo.

Favignana - Lovers’ Cave - Grotta degli Innamorati

A splendid cave, crystal clear sea, a romantic story.

Favignana - Cala Azzurra Bay

The bay that takes its name from the color of the sea

Favignana - Bue Marino Bay

One of the most particular dreams of Favignana.

Levanzo - Capo Grosso

The most suggestive cliff of the egadi

The history of the Florio Family

A successful entrepreneurial dynasty

Favignana Island

The butterfly-shaped island, wonder of the Egadi

Favignana - Beach of Lido Burrone

Lido Burrone, the equipped beach of Favignana.

Favignana - Cala San Nicola beach

Small beach on the south side.

Favignana - Grotta Perciata

A lovely place to immerse yourself in contact with nature.

Colicchia Pastry Ice cream Granita trapani

The historic Trapanese pastry and the granita that awakens the taste buds.

Marettimo Island

Sea, nature and history set in what is the pearl of the Mediterranean.

Cous Cous Fest San Vito Lo Capo

A fantastic combination of flavors and traditions

Castle of Santa Caterina Favignana

The Castle of Santa Caterina is the manor that dominates the island

Natural Reserve of Mountain Cofano

The perfect combination of history and nature

Zingaro Nature Reserve

One of the most magical corners of Sicily where land and sea dance in unison

San Vito Lo Capo City

The ideal destination for your holidays in Sicily.

Gioacchino Cataldo Last Rais of the Tonnara of Favignana

Gioacchino Cataldo was the last "rais", the eighth in the history of the Florio-owned plant.

Favignana - Beach of Scalo Cavallo

The beach born from an old tuff quarry


Discovering the "Medieval village of Erice"

Favignana - Praia Beach

beach near the center of the village

Favignana - Bay of Cala Rotonda

When Mother Nature creates wonders!

Island of Levanzo

Levanzo, the most romantic and small island of the Egadi

Cala Fredda (Fridda) Beach - Levanzo

Cala Fredda a small beach composed of rocks.

Cala Minnola Beach - Levanzo

The beach known for its pine forest overlooking the sea.

Favignana - Punta Longa Beach

Known for its enchanting and characteristic fishing harbour.

Favignana - Cala Grande Beach

Perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquility.


Scopello - La Tonnara

Place where sea and history meet in a unique beauty.

Scopello - Faraglioni beach

Little corner of paradise.

Scopello - Guidaloca beach

Seaside village of Castellammare del Golfo

One of the most wonderful seaside villages in Italy.