Trapani - Aerial view
The province of Trapani extends out in the western part of the region, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Canal of Sicily.
This enchanting land is composed of marvellous coasts alternated by steep cliffs and endless beaches.
The archeological remains and the small villages where the most authentic traditions are still part of daily life, make the province of Trapani a very attractive tourist destination.
The Trapani coast, one of the most impressive in Italy, comprises very valuable naturalistic spots such as the Gulf of Castellamare with its seafront full of cliffs and stacks alternating with beautiful beaches.
Scopello is particularly renowned for its stacks and for its transparent sea.
Part of this enchanting scenary is San Vito Lo Capo, with its white beaches and waters of the most brilliant hues.
The province encloses an extraordinary natural heritage, starting with the renowned Egadi Islands and the splendid volcanic isle of Pantelleria, true and proper oases to be discovered.
There are innumerable protected areas such as the Zingaro Natural Reserve, which stretches out along the coast and reefs, inlets and marine cliffs a sheer drop to the blue sea, covered by thick Mediterranean shrubs.
In proximity with Trapani, the particularly breathtaking landscapes are composed of saline banks from which wind mills arise. This is certainly one of the most important humid coastal zones, protected by the Trapani and Paceco Saline Natural Reserve.
The province is particularly renowned for the extraordinary cultural heritage spread all over its territory, from the archeological area of Segesta, located in the coastal hinterland to Selinunte, Erice and the island of Mothia.
The city of Trapani presents an historical centre and several splendid monuments dating to different epochs, a unique and fascinating collection.
This corner of Sicily is special for its traditions, passed down through the centuries, always reserving new surprises for its visitors.
Built around its port, the historic center of Trapani abounds in testimonials of history and art: ancient buildings, monuments and churches such as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo with its elegant Baroque façade, and the Santuario dell'Annunziata.
Not to miss: the Pepoli Regional Museum, which paints the evolution of Trapani’s artistic heritage from ancient times to today.
Erice, a medieval town perched on a mountain, offers an incredible panorama and boasts a millenary history, evident in its still-extant section of Punic walls .
The Cathedral, adorned by an amazing Gothic portal, is something you must not miss, along with the A. Cordici Civic Museum containing archaeological finds and paintings from the 18th Century.
The province is especially renowned for the important signs of old civilizations, among which is the Segesta archaeological area dominated from above by a majestic Doric temple.
Besides traces of fortified doors and perimeter walls, you can admire the magnificent Greek theatre and the remains of a sanctuary.
Selinunte is one of the most representative sites of Classical Civilization, located in a very charming spot within the reserve of the Belice River.
Here you will see the ruins of the colossal Greek temples looming over the territory, the acropolis and the remains of houses and of a perimeter wall.
The small isle of Mothia, meanwhile, is one of the most important Phoenician settlements where a great number of ruins are still visible, like the necropolis with the Tophet and the Whitaker Archaeological Museum.
A popular marine attraction in Trapani Province are the Egadi Islands, three pearls wedged into the Mediterranean’s blue waters, where nature is still wild, and both beaches and sea are extraordinarily clean.
Favignana, Levanzo and Maréttimo offer unique landscapes. Important archaeological finds on the seabed date back to the Punic and Roman periods.
The volcanic island of Pantelleria is the largest of the islands surrounding Sicily, and is famous for its landscapes of contrasting black lavic stone and green vegetation.
Another important city is Marsala, famous for its wine and as the site where Garibaldi landed, as well as for its archaeological remains from the Carthaginian and Roman epochs - now exhibited in the Baglio Anselmi Archaeological Museum.
The Arazzi Museum preserves a spectacular collection of Flemish tapestries from the 16th Century.
Other typical towns worth visiting are Mazara del Vallo and Castelvetrano.
Trapani's coast - by turns flat and sandy or high and rugged - and the islands of the province (Pantelleria and the Egadi Islands) offer great opportunities to spend a relaxing holiday by the sea, and even practice every water sport imaginable.
Sea enthusiasts, and the more athletic especially, can sail or scuba dive to see gorgeous seabeds, or go on a boat tour to discover the breathtaking caves of Maréttimo island, among which, is the famous Grotta del Cammello.
The protected areas allow for naturalistic excursions, and country trails, for trekking.
At the thermal baths of Segeste, wellness is guaranteed. The baths exploit the properties of special waters for treatments and therapies.
The calendar is rich in local events, and highlights the famous Holy Friday Procession in Trapani, the feast of the Holy Crucifix in Calatafimi (May), and the feast of Sant’Alberto in Trapani on 7th August.
Among the celebrations dedicated to gastronomic specialties and typical products, food and wine week reigns in San Vito Lo Capo (August), as does the Mediterranean Wine Fair in Marsala (May and September).
Visitors can also participate in activities linked to marine traditions, such as the mattanza (the tuna cull) in Favignana in the period of May-June.
Local gastronomy is influenced by the culture and customs of the many peoples that occupied these lands through the centuries.
A symbol of this fusion is the cous cous, a typical food brought by the Arabs, with whom the local inhabitants conducted a great deal of sea trade.
Fish is a great protagonist at the table, and it is cooked in a number ways: from lobster spaghetti to grilled fish. The typical product par excellence is tuna.
Trapanese cuisine, in fact, is famous for its traditional mattanza (tuna cull).
As for pastries, as in all of Sicily cannoli with ricotta cheese is king, along with the mustazzoli from Erice and fruit from Martorana.
Among the wines: try the Marsala and Alcamo whites, and the Moscato di Pantelleria.
Enna is the heart of Sicily , a province embodying all the features that make Sicily unique. You can walk among the ruins from past epochs and still feel the same ...
Campobasso is a province of Molise that extends over an area of 1,123 sq mi, encompassing 84 municipalities, including Campobasso, the region's capital. To the northeast, it is bordered by the Adriatic Sea, on the north, by
An area which has been kept unspoiled, where nature and human activities interact harmoniously. The area surrounding Terni is rich in woods and mountains, hills and olive groves, nature reserves along the Tiber river, charming castles, guard towers and ancient villages. No wonder that Saint ...
Green landscapes and enchanting medieval villages characterize the Tuscia and its capital. It's an oasis of good food and relaxation, situated between the legacies of the Etruscans and the Via Francigena, where the rhythms of life from the mountains to the sea are dictated by nature and the ...
Sette le imbarcazioni al via, con a bordo i più titolati campioni internazionali di vela. Tra loro i francesi Loick Peyron e Frank Cammas, l’inglese Mike Golding e l’italiano Gabriele Bruni, skipper di Trapani The Sailing Seacily. Trapani sarà protagonista di un evento indimenticabile per gli appassionati di vela, ma ...
Botta è uno dei più importanti architetti viventi e la mostra rende omaggio alla sua produzione con un’ attenta documentazione dei sui lavori dal 1960 ad oggi: dalle prime case unifamiliari, originali espressioni della scuola ticinese, fino ai grandi edifici pubblici, biblioteche, teatri, musei, chiese e ...
A dieci anni dalla sua costituzione, l'Associazione Amici della Pittura Siciliana dell'Ottocento celebra questa prima tappa della propria attività con un calendario ricco di appuntamenti con l'arte moderna e contemporanea. La location della mostra sarà il raffinato spazio espositivo delle ...
Selinunte is an ancient Greek city on the southwestern coast of Sicily. Here, in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, the cradle of civilization, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs and many other peoples left their marks. The archaeological park of Selinunte, of about 40 hectares, ...
Naregno is a cove between two pinewoods overlooking the sea on the edge of the cliffs. The wide beach is well-equipped and set in a splendid natural environment.
The Sorrento Peninsula has splendid coasts dropping to the sea covered in luxuriant vegetation. Sorrento stands on a tufaceous terrace at the foot of the Monti Lattari; its bay is equipped with bathing establishments and a tourist harbour that offers connections to the islands of the Campania ...
We are strolling around one of the largest Greek colonies in the west, for centuries the principal Sicilian city. The imposing traces of its prestigious past surface everywhere in the land around Siracusa, like the Temple of Apollo, an urban preview of the extraordinary archaeological park and ...
Elegant beaches with bathing establishments alternate with cliffs, luxuriant maquis and ancient watchtowers. The coast of Scopello surprises us with the amazing shapes of its cliffs and the rugged nature that announces the nearby Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro.