Salaparuta

Province of Trapani

Salaparuta has a very charming medieval centre, characterized by the presence of the Casamenti, impressive aristocratic houses framed by large gardens.

The name of Salaparuta comes from the Norman word “Sala”(house) and the name of the baron Paruta who dominated the settlement until the XV century building the old medieval town centre at the foot of the castle.

One of the most important characteristic of the medieval village is the presence of the Casamenti, impressive aristocratic houses framed by large gardens. The old town centre was completely destroyed by the 1968 earthquake and today it is possible to visit just some ruins of the medieval village.

One of the most important monument of Salaparuta is the Mother Church built in 1777, and its facade remembers the Purgatorio Church of Trapani. The church includes an important representation of the Madonna del Piraino characterised by a Spanish-Portuguese style. Then the Civic Museum Gaetano Filangieri, built in 1888, displays a precious selection of paintings, artefacts, ancient objects, pictures and books collected by the founder Gaetano Filangieri.

People live here:

1.720

Typical food:

Salaparuta offers a big variety of wine

Attractions:

Sagra del Formaggio e della Ricotta, this event promotes the important local production of different kind of cheeses such as the ricotta, caciocavallo and pecorino.

How to get there:

By Car:

Take A 29 Trapani – Palermo exit Salaparuta;

Accommodations:

Bed & Breakfast Da Mario

Via Vincenzo Bellini, 91020

Ph. 0039 338 767 7000

Belice’s Valley 3 * Hotel

Via Bellini, 46  91020

Ph. 0039 338/7677000

Palace B&B

Via Giovanni Pascoli, 47  91020

Ph. 0039 320/5394476  Fax 0924-75678

Restaurants:

La fenice ristorante-pizzeria

Via Pascoli n45

Ph: 0039 348 692 2664;

Beaches:

 

Spiaggia Lido Fiore (Menfi);

Spiaggia Tre fontane (TP);

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