Salt Pans of Torre Nubia

December 05, 2022



Photographer: Giovanni Caruso 

Summary Author: Giovanni Caruso  

The photo above portrays the pink salt pans of Torre Nubia, part of the Saline di Trapani and Paceco Nature Reserve in Sicily, Italy. The characteristic pink color of salt pans is linked to the presence of a particular alga with carotenoid pigments that thrives in environments having a high concentration of salt. These salt flats are a very important resting place for thousands of birds during the autumn and spring migration between Africa and Europe, including flamingos.

Salt production occurs during the summer season, primarily in July and August. Its mining here is a centuries-old tradition. In the background is the frame of a windmill that’s no longer in use. Photo taken on July 25, 2020.

Paceco (Sicily), Italy Coordinates: 37.5859, 12.2951

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