Trapani Travel Guide

  • Fishermen's procession in Trapani
    Fishermen's procession in Trapani
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  • In Trapani's lovely Old Town
    In Trapani's lovely Old Town
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  • Via Garibaldi
    Via Garibaldi
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Trapani Things to Do

  • A butterfly island- Favignana

    Favignana is a butterfly-shaped island located within one-hour boat ride from Trapani. Its a small island with a nice old town. There are interesting diving spots and beautiful beaches. One can relax and enjoy the rural farming areas and natural Sicilian life style.

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  • Enjoy the twilight Trapani

    The twilight hour of the Trapani Old Town is wonderful. Go to the beach side and walk along the narrow streets which run along the Old Town and the beach. It was in the middle of November and the temperature was 25-26 degrees by C, yet the beach was quiet without many people. Perhaps some tourists underestimated the warm weather in Trapani. It...

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  • Levanzo- blue-green sea island

    Levanzo island is peaceful and beautiful. It's the smallest island (5.82 square K) of the Aegadian Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry trip is about 50-60 minutes. Off board, the first thing one is struck is the crystal clear green and blue sea and the picturesque village. It takes one hour or so to see the main attraction spots.

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  • Place to buy some small things while...

    An assortment of staff that covers many needs related to everyday life and not only small hardware, stationery, household items, toys, cosmetics, beauty products, food, gifts .... pretty much everything, or almost. Latitudine : 38° 1' 8.25" N Longitudine : 12° 31' 7.21" E

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  • Favignana trip

    The hydrofoil trip to Favignana is well worth the effort. We'd expected to be the only travellers out of season, so imagine our surprise when the boat was full of locals on Sunday morning, we reckon they were visiting family, judging by all the bakery goods they took along. The ride is a bit bumpy so doubtful tummy travellers need to sit towards...

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  • Erice

    Erice sits on the legendary Mount Eryx at an altitude of 750 meters. The appearance of this village is puritanical since it comprises only of forts and churches and has the notorious history as the centre for the cult of Venus. Settled by the mysterious Elymians, Erice amid its fertile fields was an obvious abode to the goddess of love, and the...

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Trapani Restaurants

  • Simple but delicious seafood

    Its a simple but nice restaurants with friendly and helpful servers. Its only a few minute's walk facing the hill side of Levanzo village (turn left form the port) Its simple (salt only) fish restaurant. People are friendly and interesting-they are relaxed and spending time with friends when possible.

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  • Sicilian food - eat where locals do!

    First I liked the prices in the menu - then I liked the food and I was dining there almost every night during my stay in Trapani!http://www.elencoservizi24.com/elenco/SICILIA/Trapani/Trapani/++Altro/BASILE+ALBERTA.html Caponata alla Siciliana

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  • Not so good

    It was a not-so-unforgettable experience in Trapani... Entry plate was very tiny, first course not so bad. After all, the bill was a little bit expensive. In Trapani there are some other restaurants offering a much better price to quality ratio.

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  • Good food close to the harbour and the...

    This restaurant has a good location for tourists, because it's very close to the harbour and few hundred meters away from the city centre.Though it's not the most elegant restaurant we've ever visited, we've always had good food experiences. They serve local food and fresh fish. If you come to Trapani in June, don't miss the tuna steak, a real...

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  • Best Pizza EVER

    Originally we were supposed to go to some other pizza place that supposedly served the best pizza, but it was closed so we randomly found this place. The next day we went to the first pizza place, and decided that the place we found had ultimately the BEST pizza ever.. .plastic tablecloths, bright lighting, looks like about 30 guys working in the...

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  • wonderful gastronomic experience

    It's amazing how many of Trapani's best restaurants are disguised by unpretentious facades on the historical district’s side streets. This one, with its arched ceilings of stone, is hidden down a flight of steps behind the harbor (Siremar point).The cuisine based on traditional Sicilian recipes is very refined, creative, even aristocratic. Chef...

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  • Fish and music

    This is the restaurant of the B&B where we stayed, where we had a 15% discount being guest of the B&B. You're sitting at a table in the beautiful Corso Vittorio Emanuele, and very often you have live music. The food is very good, especially the fish, spending about 20 euro for each course

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  • Good but expensive dinner

    The food was good and the waiters were funny and kind, but after all I wouldn't suggest this place for a dinner becuase in my opinion it's quite expensive. The most expensive dish costed 20 euro and actually I think it's really too much.We hadn't a small dinner, actually, with two courses each one and wine but we spent 40 euros per person! Pasta...

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  • Typical food

    It's a small restaurant in a hidden street that leads from the seaside (the Harbour side) to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, we found it by chance because it was close to the B&B where we stayed and we decided to enter. We had a wonderful fish Cous Cous and some pasta with fish.For 2 fist courses, wine, desserts and coffee we payed 45 euros. The fish...

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Trapani Transportation

  • Going to islands around Trapani

    Its nice to visit several beautiful small islands while staying in Trapani.Go to ticket office of Ustica Line to check the timetable of boats and price.The ticket office is located on the port near the Old Town of TRapani.

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  • From the Airport

    From the Airport is about every hour a bus (A.S.T.) to Trapani, €4,90.Salemi has a bus to Masala.Terravision (run by Salemi) to Palermo €13 and Trapani € 8, driver want´s to see somtimes your Ryanair ticket!Terravision to Trapani and Palermo.Taxi about € 32 to the train / bus station.

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  • Trapani local Bus 

    Trapani welcome card for 3 day's unlimited city bus use, 1 return trip to Erice and 50% off different entrance fees € 9,50 is good value if you plan to go to Erice and stay at 2 day's, not if you go only to Erice.

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Trapani Warnings and Dangers

  • San Vito Lo Capo

    If you ever go to San Vito keep very well in mind, as it is a very touristic place, at least among us locals and other italians, that in town is pratically impossible to park your car unless you show a ticket that proves you are a resident. so get organized well, easier if with scooters....

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  • Erice

    If you go on summer Erice is nearly all a pedestrain area , parking is only allowed all around the circular main road around the town.but many busses go up and down from Trapani regularly and since next summer the cable cab will be reactivated after 20 years cool !!!!!!!

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  • Erice

    If you care about your neckbone, women don't even think to wear fancy sexy high heeled shoes, these streets can look beautiful but don't get on very well with this kind of shoes....so comfy shoes are a must. if you dont want to go back to Trapani tumbling on yourself :)PS: minskirts are welcome of course! :D

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Trapani Tourist Traps

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    by erikute3534 Written Jan 18, 2004

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    If you are not the person that knows a lot of languages (not perfect but..), you will find the problem comunicating.. Italians hardly speak other language apart from their mother language.. Is best you learn some important words (re directions, food etc..)

    Unique Suggestions: Some words:
    where is.... - Dov'e..? ( doaVAI)
    how much.. - Quant'e? (kwahnTAI)
    i dont understand - Non capisco ( non kahPEEskoa)
    More you can find in most books for tourist.

    Fun Alternatives: No alternatives... you have to know some Italian if you dont want to try 'funy' food , to get lost ect..

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Trapani Off The Beaten Path

  • Egadi Islands

    Egadi islands are a set of three little island situated on the very west coast of Trapani, they are part of a maritime natural reserve.Favignana: Located about 17 kilometers southwest of Trapani, this is the largest of the Egadi, or Egidean, Islands. Still known for their tuna (tunny) fishing, these islands are now famous as beach resorts....

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  • San Vito Lo Capo

    San Vito Lo Capo is an amusing coastal little town, just 28 km. off to Trapani, with a great beach!Extending below Mount Cofano, a high pointed limestone cliff visible from a distance, San Vito is near the Zingaro Nature Reserve and the hamlet of Scopello, where some scenes of the movie Ocean's Twelve were filmed in 2004. San Vito is known for its...

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  • Erice

    This is what you see when you arrive to Trapani again coming down from Erice, you can see the Egadi islands onthe background and the port onthe left of the picture.

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