Trapani - Visit Sicily (2023)

The crescent-shaped Trapani comes from the Greeksickle, benefiting from an enviable location: between the two seas, at the foot of Mount MonteErice, nearbythey mount, to wonderfulEgadi Islandsand the famousYantian
when you go throughhistorical centerOne immediately recognizes the different layers of culture that many rulers have left behind in architecture, art and monuments over the centuries. The oldest and most characteristic street in the city is theVia GaribaldiandVia Vittorio Emanuele

this is a list10 must-see attractions

  1. Linita

Built during Spanish rule to defend against raidsLinitaIt is a symbol of the city.

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Linita – Tel. F. Sessa

At the other end of the west coast, the tower offers stunning views of the Sicilian Channel and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was used by the Navy as an air defense position during World War II and is nowCity Prehistoric MuseumThere is also a marine archeology room, and helmets have even been found on the bottom of the city.

  1. bell tower

In the middle of the historic center the top of an old watchtower isbell toweryesOldest gate in the city. On its façade stands one of Europe's oldest astronomical clocks, dated 1596, which has exceptionally rare features. The clock actually has two circular quadrants: the solar quadrant, where the hands point to the signs of the zodiac, solstices, equinoxes, seasons, and cardinal points, rather than the hours, and the lunar quadrant, where the phases of the moon are shown.

  1. Mysteries of the Chapel of Purgatory

18th centuryPurgatory ChurchOriginating in Spain, with "Mysteries", a group of 20 sculptures created by artisans of Trapani that tell the story of the Passion of Jesus.
every good fridayOne of the oldest religious processions begins in this church.mystery paradeDuring this period, twenty masterpieces were carried through the streets of the city. The impressive procession winds its way through the small streets of the city 24 hours a day, mixing emotions of religion, sound, light and colour. The groups are adorned with precious ornaments and flower arrangements and carried on the shoulders of the "Massari", who lead the sacred group to move to the beat of the music played by the band, a movement known as the "Massari".bundled

  1. Saturn Fountain

BaroqueFontanaFengSaturnstands in the small square desSt. Augustine's Church

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Well of Saturn – Effems, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

It was built in 1342 by order of the Chiaramonte family and is adorned with a statue of Saturn, founder of Trapani mythology. It is one of three fountains designed to distribute water from the slopes of Mount Erice to houses in the city center.

  1. Church of Sant'Agostino

This is one of the oldest churches in Trapaniformer templar church, built near the medieval city walls. It was originally dedicated to San Giovanni Battista and later restored under Federico III. to the Augustinians. They established a monastery here. It has a Gothic gabled façade, a wide rose window interwoven by small arches, and a polygonal apse. Today, conventions and secular performances are held here.

  1. Basilica of San Lorenzo de Martire

thisBasilica of the Martyrs of San Lorenzo, also known asTrapani CathedralRight in the middle of the historic center.

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Cathedral of San Lorenzo – tel. F. Cesar

It was built in 1102 as a chapel next to the Consolato dei Genovesi and was renovated in 1639 according to plans of the architect Bonaventura Certo. The main façade of the church has a sandstone loggia that raises the church above the height of the façade. Its plan is that of a Latin Cross cathedral, with three naves each delimited by six columns and joined at the top by arches.

  1. Villa Margarita

Villa Margherita, an urban park during the time of Italian unification, has been open to the public since 1889. It was dedicated to and named after Margaret, Queen of Savoy. There are centuries-old trees, benches, columns with Doric capitals and marble busts, and one of the attractions is an aviary with a variety of birds, grouse and parrots. Alternatively, you can stop by the cool little lake with its aquatic and subtropical plants, ducks, geese and black and white swans. The park also features an open-air opera house, which hosts fun musical performances every summer.

  1. Pepoli Museum

It was founded by Count Agostino Sieri Pepoli, patron of TrapaniPepoli Museum14th century 1906former carmelite priests' monastery, thenAnnunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
It houses Sicilian art from the 13th to the 19th centuries, includingGarginiThe school and the collection of figurative and decorative arts of the region and the Nativity scene made of wood, fabric and glue by Trapani artisans. There are gold jewelry fromThe treasury of Our Lady of Trapani,Traditional Trapani silverwork and some very valuable itemscoral, because Trapani was once an important center for the production and processing of this gemstone. There are also sacred vestments, historic costumes of the Trapani nobility, pottery, and revival memorabilia.
The sanctuary houses the marble statue of the Madonna of Trapani, the work of Nino Pisano in the mid-14th century.

  1. Salt pans of Masala and Mozia

About half an hour's drive from Trapani is one of the most incredible places in the world. That isMotiaor Mortia,Island Museum! The museum takes you through an interesting past of Phoenician sailors and Greek colonists.
The island is reached by boat, just a short crossingSicily's largest lagoon, the gentle rocking of the boat and the bosun's chatter calmed us down. you sail on the waterStagnone,this is part of its islandOrientation protection island in Marsala Stagnone. next to the pierYantiannearbyMarsalaAbout 30 kilometers from Trapani, it is a unique place in itself worth visiting.

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Salinen von Trapani – Tel. F. Sessa

Over the centuries, the harmony of sea, wind and sun has created the famous salt pans, a series of ponds and canals, fortified farms and windmills that provide shelter for native and migratory birds.

Don't miss one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Mediterranean"Sale Avenue’ Sports lovers should not miss this experienceCycling between the salt pans of Sicily

In the province of Trapani you can exploreScopello, San Vito lo Capo and Marsala and surrounding areas

  1. Flavors of Trapani

The most typical products arered shrimpmazara del vallorussian amberIn Sicily, caught in Mediterranean waters.

Vastedda is manufactured inBelize-TalIt is a typical, mild and wholesome cheese with the EU Protected Designation of Origin.

thisBlack breadFengcastelvetranoCooked in a wood-fired oven, it's coffee-colored on the outside and golden-brown on the inside. The black color comes from a mixture of different flours from cereals and local wheat. You absolutely must try this!

Trapani sea saltcarryIGP logo, is a slow food product that is known all over the world! It is still produced according to ancient artisanal techniques, with a process that lasts 5 to 6 months and a summer harvest. it is primarily made in the usaTrapani and Passeco Salt Lakes Nature Reserve, with picturesque views of windmills, salt pyramids and pink flamingos.

HistoryOilandWayneSicily also runs through Trapani. Standout products include two extra virgin olive oils,Belice Valley DOPandTrapani Valley PDO,Plus Alcamo,Marsala and Countess EntelinaWines produced between and between the provinces of TrapaniPalermo

thisred garlicFengNubianKnown for its intense crimson appearance: it is the main ingredient in one of Trapani's most famous dishes.Garlic Noodles

Sirocco winds brought from the coast of North AfricaCouscous,Famous unrefined wheat semolina that goes well with a variety of tasty fish, vegetable and broths.San Vitoyes sidecouscous festival,An international festival dedicated to this dish, representing the meeting of different cultures.

thiscapersFengpantelleriaHarvested between May and September, and covered with salt for about twenty days: they give a rich, pronounced flavor to dishes. One of the dishes they are used in is the irresistible eggplant dishCaponata

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