Sunday September 20, 2020

Flocking to Sicily

On the salt flats of Sicily, bird and man coexist in harmony, writes Briana Palma.

23rd February, 2014
Flamingos strutting their stuff at the picturesque Meditterranean Saline di Trapani e Paceco in Sicily Courtesy of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

I had seen them on previous trips to western Sicily: the mounds of white salt and 500-year-old windmills set against a backdrop of blue Mediterranean waters. These pretty landmarks belong to the region's saline', or saltpans, and sit along the coastal road linking the cities of Trapani and Marsala, just begging passers-by to stop and take a picture.

Despite its beauty, this place had gone out of my head for years until a shopping trip...

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