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The town is surrounded by vineyards, as grapes are the main crop in the Trapani region. Salemi has retained traces of Arab culture in its historic centre, although the 1968 earthquake damaged its narrow medieval streets and fortified castle. Salemi was surprisingly proclaimed the first capital of Italy after Garibaldi's arrival in the country.

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Tourist attractions Salemi : Things to see and do

  • Norman castle

    v. 'Aguirre I - 91018 Salemi

    The castle was built on the orders of Roger of Hauteville on the site of an old fortress. It has two square towers and a high round tower. Nearby are the ruins of the main church razed to the ground by the earthquake in 1968.

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  • Church and College of the Jesuits

    v. 'Aguirre I - 91018 Salemi

    The church of the Jesuits has an attractive Baroque facade whilst the college holds the municipal museum which brings together works of religious art from the church that was destroyed in 1968. Note the magnificent Madonna of Candlemas by Domenico Ga..

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