SALAPARUTA

 

Salaparuta is located on a slope in the province of Trapani at some 200m asl. It totals about 2.000 inhabitants. The Chiesa Madre with a fine 1400s statue of Saint Catherine is the main building in town.

 

Archaeologic ruins of Salaparuta The archaeologic site, standing 385m asl, comprises the ruins of the Arab hamlet Menzil Salalh (literally Hamlet of the Lady), later a fief of the Paruta family and destroyed by a violent earthquake.