Trapani is called the city of salt and sailing: the wind is always blowing here. The town was an ancient seafaring village that became an important commercial port for the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans and then the Arabs. The strip of land where the city is located lies right where the Mediterranean and the Tyrrhenian sea meet: a quite impressive scenario that you’ll be able to admire from the Ligny tower, an ancient fortress built in the Seventeenth century in front of the “Canale di Sicilia”, with the Aegadian islands (the wonderful Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo can be reached in less than one hour by boat!) right in front of you. If among our Sicily villas you choose to spend your holidays in one of our villa rentals in Trapani, then get ready for all the emotions and charms of this wonderful city and its surroundings. The city centre is just charming, with wonderful Baroque buildings and a quite wide pedestrian zone: take some time for a walk among these ancient streets with picturesque shops and delicious restaurants! Salt pans are one of the most interesting sights of this district – a “must-see” wonder without any doubt: Phoenicians built these huge basins to collect sea water and extract salt. Organize your adventurous excursions and make sure you’ll be there at sunset: the colors and the atmosphere you’ll experience are absolutely unique! There’s plenty more to discover around Trapani’s area: choosing our Trapani villa rentals you will also be very close to the little hamlet of Erice, a Medieval town with narrow streets and astonishing scenarios of the whole coastline and one of the most famous Sicilian little villages; don’t forget the charming Scopello, one of the most beautiful destinations for sea lovers – sandy beaches, huge rocks and a really limpid water. And, of course, don’t forget to taste some of the most delicious typical products and dishes: “pani cunzatu” (bread with oil, cheese, anchovies and tomatoes), trapanese pesto (with almonds, tomatoes, basil and garlic) and fish cous cous, an ancient Arab recipe.
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