Trapani, Sicily; a great tourist destination with beautiful beaches

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Visit Trapani

Trapani is a tourist attraction because of the combination of a rich historical heritage complemented by beautiful beaches and natural scenery. Trapani is also a very historical city, with its foundations laid in the ancient times by the Elymians.

Trapani is a thriving port in the modern day Sicilian economy, as it has been for centuries for earlier civilizations. Trapani is also an important religious and cultural center of Sicily and features a number of cultural, religious and historical attractions.

Trapani is home to a number of historical buildings, built particularly in the Baroque Architecture. Among the attractions at Trapani, the Cathedral, the Church of Saint Maria di Gesu, the Church of St. Agostino, the Triton’s Fountain, the Baroque Palazzo della Giudecca, the Basilica-Sanctuary of Madonna di Trapani, the Church of Badia Nuova and the church of Maria SS are important.

The Museum Agostino Pepoli is an important attraction for the tourists keen to gain some insight into the history of the region.

The seafront and the Fish Market Square are important spots in the everyday life of the people of Trapani, while the Villa Margherita brings you to the greener parts of the town, where you will find trees that are thought to be as old as the ninth century.

St. Albert is the patron saint of Trapani, and his feast is celebrated on August 7. Apart from that, Trapani is known for its religious fervor during Easter processions.

When you visit Trapani, you will find it very easy to access other nearby towns like Marsala and the beach of Mazara del Vallo. Apart from the latter, the beaches around Trapani include San Vito le Capo, which is the best in the region, and Egadi.

Furthermore, boat trips to other locations like Malta and Tunis can spice your trip up even further.

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Map of Trapani & places nearby

Selected places to visit in or near Trapani, Sicily