Trapani holidays advice

Trapani guide and advice on what to do, what to see, where to eat and where to have fun.

  • Visit Trapani in one day
  • What to see in Trapani
  • Trapani historical center
  • Saline Museum Trapani
  • The Hundred Churches of Trapani
  • Trapani Cathedral
  • Church of the Souls of Purgatory Trapani
  • Church of the Trapani College
  • Ligny Tower Trapani
  • Colombaia Castle Trapani
  • Trapani Most beautiful palaces
  • Trapani restaurants
  • What to do in the evening in Trapani
  • Trapani pictures and photos

Visit Trapani in one day

Trapani is one of most beautiful cities in Sicily, is located in the western part of the island and has a thousand-year history in fact it was mentioned in theAeneid and according to the legend the city was born on a tongue of land that originated from a sickle fallen from the hands of Cerere or even of Saturn who is its patron.

Trapani it is famous not only for its marvelous ones white sand beaches and for his sea crystal clear but also for his beautiful historical and naturalistic which every year attract thousands and thousands of tourists (even during the winter period as the city enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers) and for its culinary tradition in fact it is regarded as one of the world food and wine heritages.

What to see in Trapani

As we just said, Trapani is a city with a thousand-year history, has been linked to for centuries Carthage, was dominated byAncient Rome and by 'Spanish Empire, is also known as the City of Hundred Churches and hosts historical monuments which testify to the intertwining of cultures and peoples of verses that have followed one another on this magnificent land.

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Let's find out together what to see and which are the greatest places of interest in Trapani:

Trapani historical center

Il historical center of Trapani it is beautiful, it holds the major ones attractions of the city and is the hub of city life.

Here you can visit monuments, churches, palaces, fountains e museums which testify to the passage of peoples and their cultures in different eras.

Regarded as the Living room of the City, the historic center of Trapani is on a human scale and can be easily visited on foot in just one day (we will talk about its major attractions later).

Saline Museum Trapani

Le saline and salt museum I'm one of the biggest attractions of the city as they testify to the commercial power that Trapani had in all Europe.

Also known as thewhite gold from Sicily, the salt was already produced during the age of Phoenicians and still you can admire the process of extraction of salt from the sea.

Il Saline Museum it's a real one thematic museum which is located inside an old windmill in Nubia (hamlet of Paceco) in the province of Trapani inside the Integral Natural Reserve of Trapani and Paceco.

within the museum you can admire ancient salt workers tools, ancient original finds such as the wooden blades of the mills, the ruzzoli and professorships and you can embark on a suggestive journey through the famous ones vasche from which the salt was extracted.

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The Hundred Churches of Trapani

Trapani it is also known as the city ​​of a hundred churches and in every corner of the Old Town, wherever you turn you can admire a religious building of considerable historical importance.

Most Trapani churches were built in Baroque and let's see which are the most beautiful that we think deserve to be visited:

Trapani Cathedral

Il Trapani Cathedral or the Cathedral of San Lorenzo is located in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, has the dignity of minor basilica and was built on a pre-existing religious building in the 600s.

La Church it has a simple but at the same time refined baroque style and houses the painting by crucifix by Van Dyck which was one of the biggest Flemish painters.

Church of the Souls of Purgatory Trapani

La Church of the Purgatory of Trapani is one of the major places of worship in the city and is famous for being the seat of the 20 sculptural groups of the procession of the mysteries during Holy Week.

The building was built inside the Piazza del Purgatorio, its interior has a Latin cross plan with three naves and houses beautiful statues of the 12 Apostles made by Alberto Orlando.

Church of the Trapani College

La Church of the Jesuit College was born in Corso Vittorio Emanuele in the heart of historical center of Trapani and was dedicated toImmaculate Conception.

The interior of this beautiful religious building consists of three naves, the walls are decorated with valuable stucco made by Bartolomeo Sanseverino and houses the Chapel of Sant'Ignazio built by the architect Giovanni Biagio Amico e paintings, marbles ed precious objects made by Pietro Novelli, Pietro Orlando and Ignazio Marabitti.

More Trapani churches to visit I'm:

  • Church of Santa Maria del Gesù
  • Church of Sant'Agostino
  • Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso
  • Badia Nuova
  • Church of St. Peter
  • Basilica of the Annunciation

Ligny Tower Trapani

La Ligny Tower is the symbol of city ​​of Trapani and is located at the western end of the city and represents the tip of the sickle that remembers so much in ancient times known as Pietra Palazzo.

This beautiful coastal tower it was built in 1671 on the orders of Claude Lamoral prince of Ligne who was captain general of the Kingdom of Sicily during the Spanish domination.

Built to defend the city from raids by Barbary corsairs, the tower currently houses the Museum of Prehistory of Trapani where you can admire Roman commercial amphorae e historical finds that have been recovered in the facing sea.

Colombaia Castle Trapani

Il Castle of the Dovecote o Peliade Tower o Castle of the Sea of ​​Trapani it is one of the best examples of military architecture in Sicily and was built on a small islet in front of the city.

La fortress is 32 meters high, consists of 4 superimposed floors and in 249 BC it was the scene of a bloody battle that saw the Romans severely defeated by Carthaginians.

In 251 BC, the troops of the Roman consul Numerio Fabio Buteone conquered the fortress and, later, the tower fell into a state of neglect thus becoming a doves nest which were used for communication and for this reason it inherited the name of Castle of the Dovecote.

Trapani Most beautiful palaces

In Old Town and in the beautiful ones main roads of Trapani overlook i most beautiful baroque style buildings in the city and let's see which are the ones that deserve to be visited:

  • Palazzo della Giudecca
  • Riccio di Morana Palace
  • Cavarretta Palace
  • Riccio di San Gioacchino Palace
  • Lucatelli Palace

More things to see in Trapani I'm:

  • Dark Door and Astronomical Clock
  • Complex of the Annunziata
  • Fish Market Square
  • Bastion of the Impossible
  • The Lazaretto
  • Pepoli Regional Museum

Whether you are on vacation or visiting Trapani we recommend you to visit the nearby Erice, Marsala and the wonderful San Vito lo Capo.

Trapani restaurants

To know the best restaurants, osterie e Inns where to taste the excellent Trapani's seafood cuisine and Sicilian cooking consult Trapani where
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What to do in the evening in Trapani

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