Quick Guide to Trapani (Marsala)

What to visit in Sicily? Trapani is the ideal destination! Our quick start guide, will be not only in the city but also among the wonderful natural beauty of the salt marshes. Also valuable advice for adventurers who would like to see the entire province of Trapani.

San Lorenzo Cathedral

The Cathedral, dedicated to San Lorenzo, is the main place of worship of Trapani. Dates back to the 18th century and is a work of the architect Giovanni Biagio Amico. You'll notice the façade is in Baroque style, and I encourage you to enter inside to admire a painting by Van Dyck. There are also other works, like "the adoration of the shepherds", of the 1631 Dutch Geronimo Gerardi.

Historic center

Discover a city also means plunging into its historic center. We recommend a walk maybe tasting a refreshing granita. If you're looking for souvenirs this is the perfect time and we are confident that if you walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Garibaldi, you can find the perfect souvenir to take home with you. Between a shop and the other you can also admire several historic buildings such as Palazzo Cavarretta and the Church of purgatory.

Church of the souls in purgatory

The Church of the souls in purgatory, is the place of worship of major tourist attraction. To characterize it are its "20 sculptures", representing the passion of Christ in 20 stages, during the traditional Easter procession. During Holy week in fact, citizens and many visitors crowd the streets of the city, on the occasion of the "procession of the mysteries". For fans of the genre, this event of Trapani is unmissable, folklore and suggestion are the protagonists of the event.

Ligny Tower

For lovers of photography and amazing sights, Ligny Tower is the perfect place to go. What makes this particular area, is its location. Is located at the western end of the city of Trapani, where you can admire the fascinating encounter between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. You'll also enjoy a view that extends from Cape San Vito in Erice, where one can see the Egadi Islands and the small islet of Ant. Inside there is the "Museo civico Ligny Tower", which displays artifacts of the seabed of Trapani.

Saline di Trapani e Paceco

Are you ready for a unique experience? Pack your camera and explore the salt pans of Trapani and Paceco. The salt pans are also a nature reserve, managed by the WWF Italy, since it is home to numerous species of migratory birds. The old salt mining activity, which still practices is the real peculiarity of the place. The old windmills that once were used for the production of salt, make a stunning landscape. If you are a lover of "special effects and natural," we suggest that you wait for the sunset. Keep an eye on the pools of water containing salt slabs because will paint of different colours.

Recommendations

In addition to the beautiful beaches of Trapani, we invite you to visit the nearby places to the city. If you like nature you can't miss the Zingaro at San Vito lo Capo. If you are fascinated by art and architecture Erice and Ab are right for you. Also please note that from Trapani you can reach the beautiful island of Favignana and the charming town of Marsala. What are you waiting for? You just have to go!