Trapani

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Trapani

Succumb to the charms of ‘African Sicily’, known for its sunny shores.

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TRAPANI/BIRGI

From 29/06/2022 to 23/10/2022

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5 good reasons to go to Trapani

A Majestic Isthmus
A Majestic Isthmus
The town ends in a beautiful peninsula that points west towards the Aegadian Islands. This also happens to be the oldest and most interesting part of Trapani, where you can find a wealth of palaces, churches, monasteries and museums.
A Port on the Mediterranean
A Port on the Mediterranean
Trapani is the main fishing port of Western Sicily. There, you can enjoy delicious seafood platters and fish dishes with all kinds of sauces. It is renowned in particular for its bluefin tuna. In addition, its convenient proximity to the sea means you can discover beautiful islands and a breathtaking coastline.
Oriental Flavours
Oriental Flavours
The west of Sicily is renowned for its exceptional produce, including capers and citrus fruits. They also produce three varieties of protected olive oil there, which Sicilian chefs adore. The cuisine of Trapani was particularly influenced by the Arab period, which is revealed in its delicious couscous dishes and pastries.
Take a stroll through the old city centre
Take a stroll through the old city centre
In the summer, the historical heart of the city becomes a pedestrian zone at sunset - a perfect time to wander through its narrow streets and walk up the magnificent Corso Vittorio Emanuele, lined with baroque churches and palazzi. All the terraces fill up quickly, but luckily, there are two seafronts.
The Aegadian Islands
The Aegadian Islands
A hidden archipelago where time seems to stand still, these islands are classified as a protected marine area. Divers and scuba divers will have a field day, of course - but you can also roam the coastal paths and enjoy delicious octopus or grilled fish while sat in the old harbours of these three islands.

To see / do

Culture and history

The Salt Works

The Salt Works

The salt marshes south of Trapani bay significantly contributed to the development of the city, back when salt was a rare and coveted commodity. Today, very little production remains. It has since become a remarkable bird sanctuary, run by the WWF foundation, who organise visits and maintain the windmills.

 

Museo Regionale Agostino Pepoli

This former Carmelite convent, which can be accessed via the cloister, was transformed to house the private collections of Count Agostino Pepoli and General Fardella. The museum showcases the expertise of Trapani’s craftsmen over the centuries, particularly the goldsmiths who worked with red coral.

Segesta

Segesta

Built by the Elymians, an ancient people of which we know very little, the ancient site of Segesta is nevertheless one of the best conserved in Sicily. You can admire the magnificent temple of Hera and its 36 huge columns, still standing, which speaks to the significance of the monument. The Greek amphitheatre could seat 7,000 people and offers a breathtaking view over the valley.

Erice

Erice

This town of ancient origins was known for its temple of Aphrodite. Today, it’s a medieval fortress overlooking the Mediterranean. Fabulously perched on top of its mountain, this picturesque village is worth visiting on a trip inland.

Outings

Zingaro Nature Reserve

Zingaro Nature Reserve

It’s a delight to walk along this stretch of coastline, which is unspoilt and free of construction. Heavenly coves reveal themselves one by one, perfect for donning your mask and snorkel - but be sure to pack a picnic, water and sun cream. If you go up a bit further, you will discover extraordinary flora and fauna, like the bright green lizard or the majestic Bonelli’s eagle.

Pantelleria

Pantelleria

This volcanic island, which is closer to Tunisia than it is Italy, can be reached from Trapani. There you will find warm waters, fumaroles and numerous sea caves to explore. The craters also make for some very nice hikes.

Gastronomy

Fish couscous

Fish couscous

It was the Arab period that had the greatest influence on Trapani cuisine. Fish couscous has thus become the city’s signature dish, prepared in the traditional manner in many restaurants. A tasty dish perfect for sharing, that brings together all the flavours of the Mediterranean.

Biscotti ai fichi

Biscotti ai fichi

You will find these delicious fig-filled cakes in all of Trapani’s bakeries. They go very well with a little cappuccino on the terrace, or to satisfy your hunger when you’re out and about.

Practical information

Flight duration

2h20

Time difference

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Currency

Euro

Distance

1328 km

Average temperature

Spring

16°C (max : 21°C)

Summer

26°C (max : 31°C)

Autumn

13°C (max : 20°C)

Winter

7°C (max : 10°C)

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* All the information on this page is provided for information purposes only. Changes to the programme, flight offers and schedules may be made at any time and without notice. Check with airlines or travel agencies for more information.

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