Alcamo, Sicily

The programme of the meeting

Monday 4th October
Welcome ceremony

Presentation of the partners and Kahoot with questions about the content of the presentation


The welcome ceremony was uploaded in the instagram account of Istituto Bagolino:

Visit of the school

Visit to Castellammare

The gulf of Castellammare straddles the provinces of Trapani and Palermo and represents a landscape unit where the internal mountain ranges leave room to large flat areas that slope towards the sea, creating a landscape of long sandy beaches alternating to steep and ruggled rocky cliffs.

Tuesday 5th October

Drama club in the school Insituto Bagolino of Alcamo

The students watch a video about Odyssey and after they present the following play with the title: “The Odyssey: the travel of yesterday and today”
Student 1:The travel has always been a beloved topic for poets and writers. Today we will tell you about one of the most famous travel, the Ulysse’s one, a curious and smart hero, who tried to come back to his homecountry, Ithaca, after Troy’s war.
Student 2: Ulysses’ travel. Long and full of difficulties, with lots of trials, has been adapted to modern times, to our days. In particular we focused on the Odyssey’s
twelfth song, the song or the Sirens.

Student 3: The astute Ulysses leaves from Troy and together with his men, they go all around and they face lots of trials.
Student 4: In the land of Cyclops with the terrible Polyphemus
Student 5: On the island of Aeolus with the wineskin of winds.
Student 6: The Lestrigons who all the ships will destroy, the sorceress Circe.
Student 7: The island of the Sun, Scilla Cariddi, the island of Ogigia, Calipso and the island of the Phaecians.
Student 8: But we will tell you about the sirens and their enchanting but fatal song.
Student-Ulysses: Comrades! Pull off the sails and take them in the hold! Then come back to me, I cut some was into small piesces, I will put it in your ears, to avoid you to hear the Sirens’ song.
Students- Sailors: Dear Ulysses, we will tie you hands and feet with ropes to the
ship’s mast.
Sirena 1: “ Oh, so famous Ulysses, son of the Acheans,
Supreme immortal glory, com’on, come here,
Stop the ship and llisten our song”

Sirena 2: “Look into my eyes Sailor …you life will never be the same! Your destiny is in our hands… and your existence will folow our song…”

Sirena 3: “No one passed this way on a wood nigger.
Let him not hear this one before us.
From the lips we send, sweet voice;
A voice that will delight the heart,
And by much saver the mind beautifies”
Sirena 1: You, sailor!There’s nothing you can do to resist us!
Sirena 2: We are temptress by Nature, we are teh sun on the Horizon.
Sirena 3: We are the blue of the sea… we are the ones whom you can’t say no…
Sirena 1: Yoy have no choice but to follow us. Leave ll and come with us…
Sirena 2: Don’t say no! You can’t say no!
Sirena 3: You don’t want to say no!
Sailor 1: They are beautiful…they are sweet…
Sailor 2: They are so beautiful…they are so sweet…

Ulysses: No! No! Stop! It’s a trap! Men come back here! Sirens are tempting!
Narrator: Ulysses and his companions were able to escape from that song and those
temptations but…
Student: If Ulysses was among us today, what temptations would he have? What
“songs” would enchant him? What network would he be trapped in?
Students: Drugs, alcohol, bylling, the net
Student: We would not tie him to the ship’s mast but we would talk to him about the
beauty of life, of its value, about the beauty of our land and we are sure that this could
be enough to resist to the tempting song

Teachers’ Meeting

Lunch at school

Wednesday 6th October

Visit to the ancient theatre in Segesta

The press release uplodaded in instagram:

Visit to salt pans and windmills in Trapani

The first historical record on the salt lakes of Trapani dates back to the famous Arab geographer Edrisi, who recorded their existence at the time of the Norman Kingdom in Sicily. In the XVI century the production of salt increased thanks to the creation of new salt flats. As a consequence, the port of Trapani became the most important in Europe for salt exportation, in 1572.The slow decline of the Trapani salt lakes started with the opening of new salt lakes in Sardinia. As a result, the abandoned salt lakes dried out and were used to create new land for building urban centres and industrial parks.
The complete ruin of the salt lakes was prevented only by the devotion and tenacity of the last owners of the salt lakes and the establishment of the Nature Reserve by the Cicily Court Council. As a consequence the production has continued in the salt lakes within the Reserve.
The Nature Reserve “R.N.O. Saline di Trapani e Paceco” was established in 1995 and since then has been managed by WWF Italy.
The salt lakes of Trapani are situated along the major migratory routes of birds. This vast wetland provides shelter and food for many birds before continue their long migratory flight to their final destination.

Visit in the town of Trapani

Visit to Erice

Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani, Sicily, in southern Italy. The ancient Greek name of Erice was Eryx (Έρυξ in Greek), and its foundation was associated with the eponymous Greek hero Eryx. There are two castles that remain in the city: Pepoli Castle, which dates from Saracen times, and the Castello di Venere (“Venus Castle”), dating from the Norman period, built on top of the ancient Temple of Venus, where Venus Ericina was worshipped.

Thursday 7th October

Alcamo city guide:

Orientation trail

Visit to Alcamo marina

Alcamo Marina is a seaside resort in the town territory of Alcamo. It is characterized by a very fine, golden sand beach, about 10 km long, absolutely free. During the summer season Alcamo Marina is very populated.

Friday 8th October

Escape room