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Castelvetrano - Selinunte, a trip among history, knowledge and flavors
Text and Direction: Giovanni Montanti
Castelvetrano is an exceptional concentration of culture where the stones are designs of nature, landscape, and myth.
A book to leaf through unhurried, in order to read the words written throughout time, engraved on the façades of churches and buildings, sculpted in the extraordinary scenery that suddenly blooms between sky and sea, impressed onto an economic weave that lives in perfect symbiosis with the territory.
Words that come from the distant past and accompany us along an evocative journey of discovering its treasures: its elegant historical centre, Selinunte, seaside resorts of Triscina and Marinella, "Foce del Fiume Belice" Natural Reserve, Rito dell`Aurora (Rite of the Dawn), the St. Rita Historic Procession, oil, pane nero (black bread).
This all-encompassing documentary will accompany us on the discovery of Castelvetrano`s true soul, in an itinerary of beauty and elegance, of sighs and gasps, among history, knowledge and flavours.
Text Giacomo Pilati
The myths, the stones, the nature: Castelvetrano is an open stage, a source of always rediscovered values, an exploration of resources that do not stop to wonder and astonish those who investigate its signs.
The myth of Selinunte, the secrets of the necropoli of Marcita, the wealth of the Belice and Delia rivers, the beauty of the rural farms, all of this leads back to the wire of the history that is remote as here the stones are.
And on the background lie the extraordinary atmospheres of the nature. Spots that affect the landscape of Castelvetrano thus making it rich of suggestions. The history that stands out among sky, river, sea, hills, gorgeous vegetations. Among mysteries still to discover and magnificent visions.
Castelvetrano - Selinunte: i Segni, il Tesoro, le Chiese
Text Giacomo Pilati
The scenes, the signs, the treasures: Castelvetrano, like a very few other cities, is able to offer completely different historical routes going from the late Gothic Age to the Renaissance, from the Baroque style to the Neoclassic one. You just have to follow these paths in order to travel in the taste and in the style that goes far away and then rejoins to other paths,those ofthe memory and of the feast of Aurora.
Powerful civilizations, generous princes, gorgeous churches, ancient palaces, extraordinary works of art. Public squares, court-yards, portals, in an evocative one alternarsi of spaces that are intersected all?ombra of extraordinary scenografie. And, in means, wars, reconstructions, revolutions, destructions again. Silence and clamour. Memories that are revealed pulling the wire of the hank of the past, until reaching the heart.
Perle di Sicilia
Trapani, Selinunte, Marsala, Egadi, Erice, Mozia, Pantelleria, Segesta.
Authors: Maria Rosaria Falcone and Romilda Nicotra
"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.