is surrounded by places of great historical and archaeological interest
with breath-taking landscapes. The food and wine are utterly irresistible
with their rich, intense flavours. The province of Trapani is one
of the most important in ltaly relating to the grape-production
and its about 87000 acres act as the 45% of the total vineyard area
of Sicily. Besides the wine-growing is renowned for ancient times:
wine vessels are found out in Mozia and they testify a wine production
in 8th – 6th century B.C.
The town centre of Trapani is without doubt one of the most beautiful
in Sicily and has a rich variety of historical monuments and buildings
for the discerning visitor. Walking down the streets of the oldest
part of the city centre, one can easily notice the indelible marks
left on Trapani’s town planning and architectural styles by
FONTANA DI SATURNO
in Piazza Saturno (14th century) is a fountain dedicated to Saturn
the mythical founder of Trapani.
OSPEDALE S. ANTONIO ABATE in Piazza Lucatelli is
the former 18th century hospital awaiting renovation.
PALAZZO NOBILI (the palace of the nobility) in
Via Francesco di Paola was built in the 16th century.
PALAZZO BERARDO FERRO in Corso Vittorio Emanuele
was built in the 18th century. PALAZZO DELLA PROVINCIA
in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, was built in the 19th century. PALAZZO
DELLE CARCERI in Via S. Francesco d’Assisi originally
belonged to the Augustinian monks and then transformed into a prison
in the 17th century.
PALAZZO FARDELLA BARONI DI MOKARTA in Piazza Matteotti
was built in the18th century.
PALAZZO GIUDECCA in Via Giudecca was built in the
16th century in the old Jewish quarter. PALAZZO RICCIO BARONI
DI SAN GIOACCHINO in Via Turretta was built in the 16th
PALAZZO SENATORIO in Via Torrearsa was built in
the 17th century
PORTA BOTTEGHELLE in Via Cassaretto was built in
the 13th century
PORTA OSCURA in Via Torrearsa was built in the
the province of Trapani we recommend you visit:
Archaeological Park of Segesta with its doric temple and
Motorway 29, exit Segesta, approximately 30 minutes by car from
Trapani - Tel. 0924952356
Archaeological Park of Selinunte with the Acropolis and
various temples one of which is in excellent condition.
Motorway 29, exit Castelvetrano-Marinella di Selinunte, approximately
1 hour from Trapani by car
National park of “Zingaro”
A string of pearls, seven kilometres long. A long line of peaked
walls, harsh headlands, magnificent inlets, deep indentations, underwater
grottoes and tunnels, low reefs, narrow valleys, fantastic pebbly
sandy beaches that reflect in the uncontaminated sea of constantly
changing colours; once blue now azure, turquoise, light blue, further
out, a blue, the sky blue. It is always limpid, always calm. This
is the sea of the Zingaro, a few kilometres of unique coastal landscape,
splendid and prodigal with continual surprises as the visitor slowly
advances along the principal pathway.
There are two entrances, one from San Vito Lo Capo and the other
both around 45 minutes drive from Trapani. info > Tel. 092435108
and apartments for rent in Scopello
ancient seaside town of Scopello
is believed to stand on the site of the ancient town of Cetaria,
which got this name because of the exceptional abundance of tuna
fish in its sea. The Arabs called that place “Iscubul Iakut”,
and it was they who, after the destruction of Cetaria, restructured
the tuna station. Now the complex is no longer working – the
terrible activity of tuna fishing is no longer lucrative –
but everything is still in working order, that is to say the stores,
the farms, the boats and nets: they are silent witnesses to an ancient
maritime civilisation which has now almost disappeared in the whole
of Sicily. Read more about
Vito lo Capo is a well-known seaside resort especially
because of its beautiful white sandy beach with clear crystalline
water. It is about 40 minutes by car from Trapani.
is a charming medieval town 571 metres above sea level.
The little town is located on the top of Monte San Giuliano, from
where you can enjoy a splendid view of Trapani. It was inhabited
by the Elymi, but soon after the end of the fifth century b.C. it
was a Carthaginian colony and only in 241 b.C., as a result of the
Egadi battle, was conquered by the Romans. It is about 12km from
Trapani (20 minutes’ drive) or you can get the cable car from
Trapani which takes 7 minutes. It is very worthwhile seeing the
14th century Duomo, the main cathedral; the Norman Castle; the churches
of San Martino and San Domenico the latter now home to the Ettore
Majorana Scientific Centre. The Balio is a much beloved part of
Erice for both locals and visitors alike as from there you can take
in the stunning views of Trapani and her Egadi islands. No visitor
can leave Erice without trying the world – famous cakes and
biscuits. Although these can be bought in most bars and cake shops,
the most internationally renowned are to found in the Grammatico
is the main island of the Egadi Islands. The archipelago
of the Egadi is made up of Favignana ( the biggest), Levanzo and
Marettimo, and the smaller islets of Formica, Maraone, Preveto,
Galeotta e Galera. The islands are easily accessible from Trapani
by high-speed jetfoil in 25 minutes or by car-ferry in an hour.
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for rent in Favignana
is the smallest and nearest of the 3 Egadi islands. Part of the
island has been designated a natural marine reserve and a protected
archaeological underwater park for the wreckage of Roman and Carthaginian
ships lost in ancient battles. The small village has 2 bars and
2 excellent restaurants. You can go on excursions round the island
by boat and there are a few companies which offer this service.
a sea view house in Levanzo
is the second largest of the Egadi Islands.
The island has lots of remarkable caves with
clear turquoise water. We suggest a visit to the "grotta del
Cammello", the "grotta della Bombarda" and the "grotta
house in Marettimo
island of Pantelleria
is the second biggest of the islands after Malta which
surround Sicily. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate with very hot
summers and mild winters. It’s a wonderful place for fishing
or underwater enthusiasts. The locals are famous for their hospitality.
It is accessible from Trapani by a 6 hour ferry journey or you can
take a 30 minute flight from Trapani’s Birgi Airport. Read
a villa in Pantelleria
is a Phoenician settlement which was founded in the 8th century
BCE. It was one of the most important centres for trade in the ancient
world and is accessible by boat across a lagoon. Of notable interest
is the sacred altar, the Cothon (a rare example of a man-made Punic
port), the archaic necropolis, the shrine, the Museum and the so-called
house of Mosaics. Mothia is about 20 minutes by car from Trapani
along the Salt Route.
all properties to rent in Trapani area