The salt: the white gold of the ancients

Salt, in ancient times, was considered such a treasure that it was called “white gold”.
In Realmonte in the province of Agrigento, there is the Salgemma salt mine, still in operation today, whose deposit was formed around 6 million years ago.
Through a path of galleries and tunnels, 30 metres below sea level, we reach the Salt Cathedral, a monumental sacred building carved by miners directly into the salt rock, which accommodates up to 800 seats.
Realmonte cattedrale - sale: L’oro bianco degli antichi