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Salemi

On the site where once, the ancient Sicanian city of Halyciae rose, set on top of the Monte delle Rose (Mountain of the Roses), is Salemi, one of the most secluded and interesting towns from an artistic and monumental point of view of the province of Trapani. In the historic centre, ancient town houses made in the local campanella stone, and churches, the oldest of which is the Paleochristian basilica of San Miceli, the medieval castle and the Jewish quarter of Rabato can be found. Usually a quiet town, Salemi fills with people on the day of the festivity for San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) (19th March) when the town organises symbolic dinners and transforms itself into a rich continuation of altars decorated in arabesque bread rolls and rich in allegorical elements. The many small museums are not to be missed.

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Events Febbraio 2024

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march 19, 2024
CENE DI SAN GIUSEPPE
City: Salemi
An important event is the Cene di San Giuseppe Suppers of Saint Joseph, with the meal offered to three poor people, symbolizing the Sacred...

The beauties di (en)Salemi

Loaves of Saint Joseph Salemi
PANI DI SAN GIUSEPPE
During the festivities for Saint Joseph, the people of Salemi show their devotion towards the...
Pasta con la mollica Salemi
SPAGHETTI DOLCI
Typical dish of the supper of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) is pasta con la mollica, spaghetti...
Silver and sacred vestements museum Salemi
MUSEO DEGLI ARGENTI E DEI PARAMENTI SACRI
In the sacristy and in the crypt of the church of Sant’Agostino are exhibited...
San Miceli basilica, mosaic Salemi
BASILICHETTA PALEOCRISTIANA DI S. MICELI
In San Miceli district is the remains of a small basilica, a rare example of a building of...
Largo Belvedere Salemi
LARGO BELVEDERE
Salemi is in the centre of a very fertile territory with a strong agricultural activity; this is...
Altar of saint Joseph Salemi
FESTA DI SAN GIUSEPPE
Salemi fills with people on the day of the festivity for San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) (19th...

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