Stagnone Reserve and The Salt Mines of Marsala

“Stagnone” is the largest lagoon in Italy, a few miles north of Marsala. Now a designated marine nature reserve, the Stagnone is home not only to the ancient tradition of sea-salt production but also to a flourishing variety of wildlife, and a fascinating archipelago consisting of four mostly uninhabited islands: San Pantaleo, home to ancient Mothya, Isola Longa, Santa Maria and Schola. The salt pans at the Stagnone are particularly worth a visit and offer a truly unique landscape. There is also a 1,60 m deep lagoon which is ideal for water sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing.