From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

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Embark on a captivating journey to Sicily's rich past as you delve into the charming medieval town of Erice, marvel at the majestic Doric temple of Segesta, and witness the saline landscapes of Trapani's salt pans. This unforgettable day trip is a treasure trove of historical landmarks, waiting to be unearthed.


Embark on a captivating journey through Sicily's rich heritage, spanning from ancient Greek times to the Middle Ages. This day trip takes you to three fascinating destinations: Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, and Segesta. Starting with a convenient pickup from your chosen location in Palermo, travel westward to Erice, a charming medieval town founded by the ancient Elymians. This mountaintop settlement was a vital religious site, associated with the revered goddess Venus. Next, visit Trapani, where the age-old tradition of sea salt harvesting is still practiced today. Witness the indigenous salt pans, a testament to the region's enduring legacy. In the afternoon, make your way to Segesta, another ancient Elymian city. Marvel at the majestic 5th-century Doric temple, perched atop a hill overlooking the ancient city. Take in the breathtaking vistas before returning to Palermo, your senses enriched by the sights and stories of Sicily's storied past.

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