01 June 2015

On the trail of Marsala, Sicilian wine and Pantone color of the year – pt. 2

Here’s the second part of our journey into the secrets of Sicily, on the trails and the origins of the famous Marsala wine, now also known for its special colour, Pantone of the year 2015.

We start the tour with the visit to theMuseo del Sale (Salt Museum), between the cities of Trapani and Marsala, the structure that we see in front of us is surprising and full of charm. The big windmill creates a timeless atmosphere and all around these fields of water are ready to become “white gold”, salt! The original building was perfectly restored keeping the original look, within the various areas once used for the refining of salt, the rooms are now the important museum.

We can immediately get a great inspiration and the project of the architect Arturo Montanelli helps us to see what these ancient stones bring to our minds. The perfect restoration, deliberately hints at a never dull modernity for a surprising result.

More towards south, we reach the archaeological site of Selinunte in the town of Castelvetrano (Trapani), the whole area is an open-air museum of about 40 hectares, we find the ruins of the ancient Greek city Selinus, an unique experience to discover ancient civilizations.

Our Sicilian tour ends with a visit to Scala dei Turchi (Italian: “Stair of the Turks”), famous cliff face overlooking the sea on the coast of Realmonte in the province of Agrigento. This site has become famous for its white rocks drawn over the centuries by the wind. The blue sea and the white color of the cliffs create a magical encounter between land and water, these images transport us to splendid architecture of this Summer house in Paros – Greece. The building looks like the extension of the Scala dei Turchi in Sicily, the glance looks the same!