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Salemi: Storia, Arte, Tradizioni Salemi: Storia, Arte, Tradizioni

Text and Direction Giovanni Montanti
Voice over Giancarlo Cara
Shooting and Assembling Enzo Lucchese
Post-production Lucchese Video
Duration min. 45
DVD: USD 50,00 (included mail delivery service to your address)

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The history of Salemi is written in its historical center, a true "stone library" that guard treasures of art and architecture of great value such as the intricate network of alleys and court-yards, typical Muslim way of building, the Norman castle, representing the sense of the protection, from which Garibaldi waved the first Italian tricolour flag; the churches and the convents, which testify the strong tie that joins the inhabitants to the sacred things; the Museum, that collects part of the recovered works of art from the churches damaged or destroyed by the earthquake of 1968; the Library, propulsive center of the culture in Salemi.

The history of Salemi is also written on the hills that encircle it, where the human stay is documented since from the Palaeolithic Age, to the Bronze Age  of the Bronze and Medieval Age.

But Salemi wrote its history also through the faith. The " breads " and the " suppers " of Saint Joseph have become the symbol of this town; not jus festivity dedicated to the bread and the harvest, but also a compound of sacred and profane, history and traditions, which testifies the nobility of the familiar feeling, the only one which can guarantee a safe life and a good way of working which are the fundaments of the development of the community.

A travel among the colors and smells of this pleasant country is an pleasant one and corroborant travel in the history and the works of art, an evocative trail between rests still able to evoke the magnificent past and solid stones from which it is possible to listen to the voice of eternity.

Salemi: luogo di delizia Salemi: luogo di delizia
Arte, Storia, Tradizioni

Text and Direction Giovanni Montanti
Voice over Giancarlo Cara
Shooting Peppe Aiello - Enzo Lucchese
Assembling Davide Cilluffo
Post-production Vision - Palermo
Duration min. 30
DVD: USD 50,00 (included mail delivery service to your address)

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The Communal Administration carries on a program of valorization of all of the cultural assets of the territory, monumental, historical, literal, artistic, uses and way of living and in particular of the archaeological assets. They attempt to place side by side to the economy of Salemi, based on agriculture and connected activities, an economy based on the tourism.

The territory of Salemi, rich of particularly interesting archaeological zones, an unique historical center due to its conformation, of traditional festivities tied to the working of the bread, represents an environmental unicum with a great tourist vocation.

The Communal Administration with this video means to offer a useful support in order to better appreciate the artistic beauties, the archaeological and etno-anthropological assets of the territory.

Perle di Sicilia - Edizioni Affinità Elettive Perle di Sicilia
Trapani, Selinunte, Marsala, Egadi, Erice, Mozia, Pantelleria, Segesta.

Authors: Maria Rosaria Falcone e Romilda Nicotra
Pages: 176
Publication: June 1998
Available in English, French, German and Italian language.

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The territory of Trapani has numerous characteristics tied one to the other that constitute the same spirit of this province. Ecology, traditions, architecture, beaches, gastronomy, archaeology, mystery, history, adventure, handicraft, culture represent a single chain connecting all the centers and all people.

The monumental, artistic and archaeological patrimony of this earth is immense. Prehistoric coves, rests of mysterious people, Punic locations, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Baroque, Renaissance and modern architecture. A sweet, wild, gorgeous nature surronds the human work.

Beautifulst gulfs, golden beaches, wild water reefs, course, sweet valleys, imposing mountains, lacustrine sites, natural reservoirs, salt magical yields from the games of the sun, volcanic islands.

The only true defect of the province of Trapani is that it does not enter all in a suitcase."

The authors collected in this volume the genuine soul of this splendid location, along with beautifulst pictures and a lot of useful information such as timetables, lodges, restaurants, stores and a calendar for events covering each month of the year.