Marsala wine and visit of the salt pans and history of Garibaldi

We visit the salt pans of Marsala for an ancient experience of salt production in Sicily, we visit a winery for lunch with wine tasting and we visit the historic center of Marsala the city of Garibaldi for the discovery of America.

On your private day tour, our experienced local drivers can recommend the best places to see, the most suitable restaurants, how to best use the touring time and, if necessary, possible short-term changes of plans according to individual likes or dislikes.

As part of the private day trip, we can also provide local guides for private walking tour and musuem visits.

You will meet our driver at 09:00am at the reception of your hotel or at the entrance of your residence. The driver will present you the day's program. Departure in the direction of the Marsala.

 he first travel break is for visiting  the salt pans of Marsala. The second break is to visit the historic center of Marsala and from here has a travel time of 30 minutes. A few minutes walk to get to the winery that hosts us for a guided tour of the cellar and lunch with a guided tasting of local wines.

 Details of sites:

STAGNONE LAGOON AND SALT PANS

The Oriented Nature Reserve ‘Isole dello Stagnone di Marsala’ is located a few kilometers from the centre of Marsala, between Punta Alga and Capo San Teodoro.
It’s the largest lagoon in Sicily and includes four islands: Santa Maria, San Pantaleo (Mozia), La Scuola (Schola) and Isola Grande.The landscape of the salt pans, with tanks, canals, piles of salt and mills, is particularly striking especially at dusk and dawn when the sunlight’s reflections create an extraordinary play of light and color.
In front of the salt pans, visible beyond the islets of the lagoon, there’s the archipelago of the Egadi, with the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo.

Marsala:  Famous for the landing of the Thousands and the production of the homonymous wine, Marsala stands on the ruins of the Punic city of Lilybaeum, inhabited since 397 B.C. by exiles from the nearby island of Mozia after it was attacked by Dionysius the Elder, tyrant of Syracuse. All people that have dominated Sicily transited through Marsala up to the Bourbons, whose reign collapsed on May 11, 1860 when Garibaldi landed with his men to give southern Italy to Vittorio Emanuele.

To discover the city of Marsala, we recommend you to pass through the beautiful Porta Garibaldi, formerly Porta Mare, and continue in direction of the old fish market. You can also admire the main monuments and places of interest of the old town: the baroque Chiesa del Purgatorio, Palazzo VII Aprile, The Flemish Tapestries Museum, and the Cathedral in Piazza della Repubblica.

For lunch we recommend three wineries in reference to the experiences made by our best customers but to confirm one of these wineries our staff must have the information from you for the date you prefer. Each winery has different formats of experiences and different costs per person.

The cost of the winery experience with the winery visit and lunch is not included in the price of our driver service.

These are the three winery recommended by us for the wine tasting with lunch:

https://www.duca.it/en/florio/ospitalita

https://visit.carlopellegrino.it/en

https://www.carusoeminini.com

 Specialized personnel. One or all of these experts may be incorporated into your tour:

Drivers – Let courteous drivers transport you to your selected locations and remain at your disposal during day trips. Relax without worry about directions and map reading – just sit back and enjoy Italy’s panoramic landscape.

Tour Escorts – A bi-lingual Italian escort can accompany your group and manage all aspects of the tour, keeping everyone engaged in fresh and stimulating activities

Licensed Local Guides – Benefit from a private guided tour by English speaking experts who specialize in a specific location to educate and provide insight into Italy’s history, art and culture.

Please make your reservation by writing to us by e-mail with your preferences: driver service only or driver service with tour escort or driver service with local tour guide. Ciao ciao from Sicily.

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