Trapani Sale di Gucciardo

On the picturesque Trapanese coastline dotted with windmills, shallow pools and white salt pyramids, the summer salt harvest is a tradition that dates back thousands of years, since at least the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Gucciardo family produces Sea Salt in Trapani using a salt mill built in 1884 in Trapani’s natural reserve, protected by the World Wide Fund for Nature, home to migratory birds like purple herons and grey parrots. Enzo, Salvatore and their team collect the salt by hand with shovels - in the scorching heat of July and August - with a passionate dedication to the traditions of their land.