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Beautifully situated at the foot of the peninsula on which the medieval city of Erice stands in northwestern Sicily, Trapani is a historic and vibrant city.
The Carthaginians used it as a port at the beginning of the First Punic War, but it was soon settled by the Romans, under whose rule began the rise of the Roman Empire, which was completed by Saracen and, later, Norman rule.

What to see in Trapani

Among the places of interest is definitely the Sanctuary of the Annunziata, built in the early 14th century but transformed and enlarged in the 18th century.
With its characteristic Gothic-Chiaramontan facade, two interesting chapels stand out inside: the Fishermen and the Sailors, both built in the tufa typical of this part of Sicily.
But the real jewel is behind the altar, where there is the Chapel of Our Lady of Trapani, to whom Sicilians are very devoted.
Very interesting is the Pepoli Museum, where you can admire the coral work and archaeological remains found in the province.
Also worth visiting are the Church of Purgatory, which houses the twenty sacred groups of Mysteries, and the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, where works by Sicilian artists such as Vito D’Anna are preserved.
Discovering Trapani also means paying a visit to the Tower of Ligny, built by the Spaniards to face the attacks of the barbarians and the Turks.
The Torre di Ligny Civic Museum displays artifacts recovered from the seabed of the Trapani coastline.

The salt pans of Trapani

The Trapani Salt Pans Nature Reserve is truly splendid, within which the ancient activity of salt extraction is practiced.
The Trapani Salt Pans are also home to numerous species of migratory birds and is managed by WWF Italy.

What to do in Trapani

The advice is to visit the city of Trapani during Easter, when the Procession of the Mysteries takes place.
It has been taking place from Good Friday to Holy Saturday for over 400 years and is a festival of Spanish origin: witness the many similarities with Andalusian celebrations.
It consists of 20 sacred groups, which are the artistic representation of the death and passion of Christ.
Trapani is a city worth visiting, and those who are lucky enough to visit cannot help but love every corner of it, even the most hidden ones.
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Excursions to Trapani

What better time to go hiking in Trapani? Are you an adventure lover? Then Trapani is the city for you! There are many locations you can visit on a specially organized tour, below discover the best ones

Excursion to Trapani: Island of Favignana

This island, a few meters from the coast, is the largest in the archipelago, and the best way to visit it is by bicycle or boat. It features beautiful coastlines, including Lido Burrone, Cala Azzurra and Cala Monaci. Before “diving” into the fabulous island of Favignana, it is a good idea to stop at Tonnara Florio and take a tour of the center. Here you can enjoy a tasty Sicilian coffee granita.
Levanzo Island
Due to its small size, Levanzo Island can be visited in a day: here you can admire the beautiful, crystal-clear sea and immerse yourself in the dense, lush vegetation. During a boat tour, you will have the chance to admire the Faraglione, a small pebble beach. In addition, you can be amazed by the beauty of the Buco Marine Cave and Cala Genovese. Inside the latter you can observe frescoes dating back to the Paleolithic period.

Zingaro Nature Reserve

This is the place where the “hand” of man has intervened with less intensity, so it is worth visiting the Zingaro Reserve. Here it will be possible to take beautiful walks, and then dive into the crystal clear waters of the Mare Nostrum. There will certainly be no shortage of opportunities to visit small museums, such as the Manna and Intreccio museums.

San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo is a wonderful seaside resort, in which during the month of September the Cous Cous Festival is hosted. During excursions, you cannot miss the chance to admire the Sanctuary-Fortress, inside of which is the Museum of Sacred Furnishings. In addition, there are the Bay of Santa Margherita and the lighthouse with the adjacent Torrazzo.

Are you ready to start your excursion to Trapani? Well, then all you have to do is make a reservation!

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