Trapani - Experience the North African atmosphere on the West Coast of Sicily

fisherman in Trapani, Sicily

A fisherman in Trapani, Sicily prepares his net.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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house in Trapani, Sicily

A building in Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

salt-pans of Trapani

The salt-pans of Trapani: It was the Phoenicians who started the salt extracting industry here.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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La chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio (Church of the Souls in the Purgatory), Trapani. The facade was made by Giovanni Biagio Amico.

The elaborate facade of La chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio (Church of the Souls in the Purgatory), one of the many baroque 18th century churches in Trapani. The facade was made by Giovanni Biagio Amico.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

La flagellazione: The flagellation of Christ (detail), one of the many sculptures used in the "Misteri" processions on Good Friday in Trapani.

La flagellazione: The flagellation of Christ (detail), one of the many sculptures used in the "Misteri" processions on Good Friday in Trapani. The sculptures are kept in the Chiesa delle Anime del Purgatorio (Church of the Souls in the Purgatory)

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Pulpit in the Chiesa del Collegio dei Gesuiti, Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Grotta Mangiapane (Custonaci/Scurati)

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

The grotto at Custonaci/Scurati (Grotta Mangiapane), 18 kilometers from Trapani, inhabited since pre-historic times. People lived in this hamlet until the 50s. It belonged to the family Mangiapane. The place was used in a couple of scenes in the episode "Il ladri di merendine" (The Snack Thief) of "Inspector Montalbano" (Il commissario Montalbano).

 

 

 

Trapani: Tiled dome.

Trapani: The tiled dome of the Church of San Francesco of Assisi (Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco d'Assisi in Via Giacomo Tartaglia, 2), 13th-17th century.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

fish on fishmarket in Trapani

A beautiful fish on fish market in Trapani.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Gull B&B Granveliero Trapani

Gull on the roof. At the friendly B&B Granveliero in Trapani.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

What kind of fish is this?
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Sarde (sardines), fish market in Trapani

Sarde (sardines), fish market in Trapani
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

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Ex Grand Hotel at Piazza Garibaldi (19th century).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Fish Market Galore in Trapani

Fish market in Trapani.

Fish market in Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Fish market in Trapani.

Fish market in Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

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The fish market, Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Fish market in Trapani

Buying fish at the fish market in Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

Fish market in Trapani.

Sardines on the fish market in Trapani.

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

Giovanni recommends

Giovanni Battista Surdo is the manager of two bed and breakfasts in Trapani. Here he shares some of his best tips and recommendations with our readers to help you get more a more enjoyable stay in Trapani.

  • For the best fish couscous, try Antichi Sapori Ristorante (Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 191) or Trattoria del Corso (Corso Italia, 51)
  • Don't miss Erice, Segesta, Scurati grotto, salt panes

Book your stay in Trapani at one Giovanni's B&B's: B&B Belveliero Trapani - B&B Granveliero Trapani

 

 

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The statue of Garibaldi in front of the former Grand Hotel at Piazza Garibaldi.

Photo: Mark Elderton

 

 

 

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Rocky landscape near Trapani (on the way to Custonaci/Scurati (Grotta Mangiapane).

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

 

 

The distance between Trapani and some other cities/places in Sicily

Trapani-Custonaci/Scurati (Grotta Mangiapane) 18 km
Trapani-Palermo 101 km
Trapani-Cefalù 169 km
Trapani-Siracusa 375 km
Trapani-Agrigento 130 km
Trapani-Noto 402 km
Trapani-Taormina 370 km
Trapani-Catania 325 km

 

 

Trapani

Trapani

Trapani, the most important city on the west coast of Sicily, has a North African atmosphere. The province is well known for an ancient industry of extracting salt of the highest quality from seawater. From Trapani you can take a cable car up to the historic town Erice.

 

Trapani

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