Things to see and do - Salemi
Salemi Travel guide
Salemi : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Salemi : Things to see and do
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.
The church of the Jesuits has an attractive Baroque facade whilst the college holds the municipal museum and the Museo della Mafia Leonardo Sciascia. The first brings together works of religious art from the church that was destroyed in 1968, among w..
S.s 188 Salemi - TP, s/n/c I - 91018 Salemi
Hotel Baglio Borgesati offers accommodation in Salemi, just 1 km from A29 motorway exit. The hotel has a terrace and views of the garden, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Scopello can be reached in a 45-minute drive. Every room includes a pr..