SELINUNTE, A UNIQUE PLACE IN THE WORLD
The event 1000 BEATS will take place in the picturesque setting of Selinunte (Trapani, Italy), a small town on the south-west coast of Sicily, renowned for being the most extensive archaeological park in Europe and nominated for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Some of the ancient ruins have been restored, allowing the wonderful Temple of Hera to be almost completely reconstructed.
The present village was built at the end of the nineteenth century as a fishing port and fishing also continues to be practiced today, giving rise to the auction fish market which takes place every day. Another fascinating aspect of Selinunte is the nature reserve at the mouth of the river Belice, a coastal area that extends for more than 5 Km and is bordered by unique sand dunes that move in the wind.
Furthermore, it is not necessary to have a car in the village, because everything is within a range of only 3 Km: accommodation, restaurants, beaches, the port and tourist attractions. You absolutely must try the authentic food and the excellent local wine.
HOW TO REACH US
“Falcone Borsellino” Palermo International airport.
“Vincenzo Florio” Trapani-Birgi airport.
From Palermo or from Trapani: Motorway A29 towards Mazara del Vallo , take the exit to Castelvetrano, then continue to Selinunte.
From Catania: Motorway A19 towards Palermo, take the exit to Caltanissetta, continue on the SS640 to Agrigento, then on the SS115 towards Castelvetrano, finally continue to Selinunte.
Stazione FF.SS. Castelvetrano: km 15.
The archeological site
The fishermen village
Accomodation in hotel
Accomodation in apartments or B&B
The beach and the nature reserve
SETTESOLI SOSTIENE SELINUNTE is fundraising campaign by Settesoli in favour of preservation and tourism development of the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, Sicily. A place of immense beauty that needs constant maintenance. Purchase a bottle of wine Settesoli in supermarkets all over Italy and you will automatically donate 10 cents to Selinunte.