How to get us
Trapani, at the far end of Western Sicily, is connected by two airports: “Vincenzo Florio” Airport (Trapani – Birgi), and “Falcone & Borsellino” International Airport (Palermo – Punta Raisi).
What to see
The city - with its sickle shaped – once was the heart of a powerful trading network that stretched from Carthage to Venice. The town thrived – traditionally - on coral and tuna fishing together with salt and wine productions. Today, Trapani's port is the main departure point to the Aegadian Islands and Pantelleria; while the old town is a fascinating place for a stroll, for locals and travellers.
TRAPANI - HIGHLIGHTS
- San Lorenzo Church (Cathedral);
- College Church; Sant’Agostino Church;
- Maria SS. Annunziata Sanctuary;
- Porto Oscura and Torre dell’Orologio;
- Palazzo Senatorio or Cavarretta;
- Palazzo della Giudecca;
- Colombaia Castle;
- Mercato del Pesce - Porto Peschereccio
- “Agostino Pepoli” Museum
- “Torre di Ligny” Museum
The Saltpans Reserve extends over about one thousand hectares, including private properties where small and large enterprises exert the Salt "cultivation". The site is one of the most important coastal wetlands of western Sicily with biological, ethno-anthropological, architectural and historical values.
Thanks to a guided tour, the museum guests retrace a story that goes back centuries and centuries. Visiting these places permits you to discover the harmonies of a territory between sea and land. Furthermore, the excursion helps to understand the high cultural value of salt cultivation.
Aegadian Islands: Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo
Easily accessible by hydrofoil from Trapani, Aegadian Islands (Isole Egadi) are the most popular destination for who loves sea, diving, good food and relax.
Saint Catherine Mount (287mt) dominates Favignana, in the shape of a butterfly. You can easily explore the eastern side renting a bike, because the area is almost completely flat. Around the coast, deep gouges remind us the historical tuff-quarries.
Among the most beautiful bays: Cala Rossa, Bue Marino, Cala Azzurra and the sand beach of Lido Burrone.
Levanzo is a typical small Mediterranean village of white houses with turquoise windows. You cannot miss the Genovese Cave (Grotta del Genovese) and its prehistoric paintings. The most famous bays are Cala Minnola, Cala Fridda and the Stock (Faraglione).
- HIGHLIGHTS: Grotta del Genovese
Marettimo, the wildest one, is a collection of green mountain peaks and whitewashed houses dipping into a little harbor. Well-marked trails lead you into unspool nature, pine forests and suggestive coastal lookouts.
- Mother Church
- Castello di Venere
- A. Cordici Museum
- Balio Gardens
- Torretta Pepoli
- Spanish Quarter
Marsala is a nice city known in the world for the landing of Garibaldi and “The Thousand”. Local wine tradition has deep roots and there are countless wine-producing companies in the area. Among the most famous: Florio, Pellegrino, Donnafugata...
The Lagoon Reserve is located between Marsala and Trapani. Into the lagoon, four small islands: Isola Grande (or Isola Lunga), Schola, Santa Maria and San Pantaleo (better known as Mothia). Marsala saltpans are the expression of a harmonious coexistence of nature and human action.
- Lilibeo Archaeological Park
- Baglio Anselmi Museum
- Lagoon Saltpans
San Vito lo Capo
The beautiful golden sand beach is enclosed in a small bay between the splendid “Lo Zingaro” Reserve and the Mount Cofano Reserve. Elected among the most beautiful Italian beaches by Trip Advisor in 2012, it is immersed in a landscape of great effect.
Short distance from San Vito, the wonderful Lo Zingaro Natural Reserve with bays of white pebbles and clear and uncontaminated waters; craft museums and a great biological value.
- HIGHLIGHTS: Lo Zingaro Reserve
It extends from the western side of Castellammare Del Golfo to the peninsula of San Vito lo Capo
- Palazzo dei Normanni/Cappella Palatina;
- Teatro Massimo;
- Catacombe dei Cappuccini;
- Quattro Canti;
- Palazzo Chiaramonte – Steri;
- city markets;
- Stanze del Genio;
- Chiesa della Martorana;
- Fontana Pretoria;
- the Cathedral of Monreale