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The ancient salt fields of Sicily are an area consisting of the Stagnone Archipelago nature reserve; and the salt lakes of Pacheco and Trapani. There are also a large number of lagoons and still water marches. The archipelago includes four islands – Isola Grande, Santa Maria, San Pantaleo and Scola.
The lagoons were formed by underwater currents that triggered the movement of sand. The water passed into the lagoons very scarcely, because of which it stagnated, while its temperature increased. Soon, salt was mined in these places. The mining method was very simple – seawater was supplied to small ponds through canals, which gradually dried out in the sun, after which it remained only to collect the salt. Water was supplied using windmills. Salt was an important resource for storage processes, and therefore the salt mines of Sicily played an important role in the daily life of the whole of Europe.
One of the main attractions of the reserve is the windmills, the necropolis of the island of Mozia, Salt Museum, located near the village of Torre Nubia.
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Topic: Ancient salt fields of Sicily in Italy, resort of Sicily.