Trapani, Italy



Known as "the city of the two seas", Trapani is located on the westernmost tip of Sicily, where the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Channel of Sicily meet. Originally founded by ancient Greeks, the city is still an important fishing port and the main gateway to the nearby Egadi Islands.

Attractions in Trapani include the magnificent Basilica-Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata, The Baroque Palazzo della Giudecca, the Fontana del Tritone (Triton's Fountain) and the fine buildings on the main Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Trapani's bustling port area is worth a visit to see the Italians shouting and gesticulating as they load the large ferries to Tunis.

Things to See & Do

* Basilica-Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata
* The Cathedral
* Palazzo della Guidecca
* Palazzo Cavarretta
* The Fontana di Tritone

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Italian
Land Area - 271 km²
Population - 71,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - 39

Port Location - The port of Trapani is located on the edge of the city, but within walking distance of the city centre.

Travel Links - Trapani is connected by trains to all the major destinations in Sicily, such as Taormina, Palermo, Catania and Siracusa. For some destinations it is necessary to change trains. The main civil airport of the province of Trapani is "Sen. Vincenzo Florio" in Trapani - Birgi, 13 Km. from Trapani. From there you can travel to Rome, Milan and the island of Lampedusa. Trapani connects the island of Sicily with Tunis by ferries operated by Medmar.