In the western part of Sicily, nestled between a beautiful blue sea and Mount Erice, stands Trapani, the city of two seas, so called because it is situated on a promontory surrounded by sea on three sides.
Trapani is also known as the “city of salt and sailing”. The salt pans, located along the road to Marsala, present heaps of extra-white salt, windmills and the renowned “Museo del Sale (Salt Museum)”. During certain periods of the year it is possible to attend the harvesting of the salt, which is traditionally harvested by hand. Here visitors can admire breathtaking sunsets. It is also important the sailing activity: Trapani often hosts prestigious national and international regattas. The heart of the city is the port, situated in the historic center, whereas its extreme tip is Torre di Ligny (Ligny Tower), where the Museo della Preistoria (Museum of Prehistory) stands, accessible through a narrow street surrounded by sea. Nearby you can also visit the villino Nasi, the former lazaret, seat of the Lega navale italiana (Italian Naval League) and the castello della Colombaia (castle of Colombaia) located on an islet just off the coast to defend the port and one of the best examples of military architecture in Sicily, and also the flagship of the city. Surrounded by deep blue waters, Trapani stands below the mountain of Erice and its medieval hamlet. A site of great archaeological interest is Mothia. Among the numerous events which animate the city, the Processione dei Misteri (Procession of the Mysteries) is undoubtedly the most famous: on Good Friday the city becomes the scene of a very evocative and moving religious event. Trapani is a perfect place for a holiday combining art, sea, nature and food and wine.