West Sicily is an ideal location for an unforgettable holiday; immersed in nature, history and tradition, this area boasts amazing sunny beaches, islands surrounded by turquoise waters, breathtaking views, ancient villages and archeological sites.
Trapani on the far Western corner is the perfect location for a holiday in Sicily and a great point to explore western Sicily. The town itself is famous for its lively historical centre with its boutiques, restaurants, cafès and bars. This is an ideal place to soak up the traditional Sicilian atmosphere and watch the world go by. Its restaurants are well-known for producing excellent cuisine, including many fish dishes.
Trapani also benefits from being positioned on the Tyrrhenian coast, which offers magnificent marine scenery and areas of outstanding beauty. From the beaches of Castellammare del Golfo and San Vito Lo Capo, to the rock formations of Scopello, the Zingaro nature reserve, and the islands of Levanzo, Marettimo and Favignana, the area is simply stunning! All around Trapani you can find unique fishing villages, where you can experience an unspoilt and authentic Sicily.
The road from Trapani to Marsala (where the well-known liqueur is produced) passes through a characteristic landscape of salt pans and windmills, which have become world-famous postcard scenes. Further south lies the town of Mazara del Vallo with its fascinating historical centre.
This area is diverse and Arab influence can be seen on the island of Pantelleria, known as the ‘Black Pearl of the Mediterranean’, and the temple of Segesta and the archaeological park of Selinunte, are a must-see.
All in all, Trapani is quickly becoming a wish list destination. It doesn’t have the crowds and tourism of Taormina or Cefalu’ but offers a real slice of Sicily and comparable charm. The coast is wonderful and there are so many villages and so much history to explore.
Although this is an ideal for a relaxing holiday, it would be a real shame to miss architectural and historical treasures on Trapani’s doorstep.
How to get there
Trapani has its own airport, Vincezo Florio, with various connections around Europe but it is less than an hour to Palermo’s Falcone Borsellino Airport by car and with both bus and train connections, getting to Trapani could not be easier!
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