Walking tours in Trapani

Everyone can find something to enjoy in Trapani, whether you are interested in its history and culture, architecture, great art, or delectable cuisine.

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Travel Tips for visiting Trapani

Whether you are planning to visit Trapani, Italy or simply wish to enjoy the many sites and attractions in the region, there are guided tours and excursions that will make your trip even more enjoyable. From Segesta and Selinunte to the Egadi Islands, there are many ways to explore the area and experience the culture. These tours can be scheduled in advance and will ensure that you make the most of your time in the region.

Egadi Islands Day Trip from Trapani

Located off the west coast of Sicily, Egadi Islands offer a wealth of manmade and natural attractions. They are a short day trip from the Italian mainland and are also close to the airport in Trapani. The Egadi Islands are comprised of three main islands: Favignana, Levanzo, and Marettimo.

Egadi Islands

Getting to the Egadi Islands is a relatively easy affair, as the islands are connected by frequent hydrofoils. The trip takes around 25 to 50 minutes from Trapani. There is a shuttle bus available on the ferries, and the ticket costs around EUR11 to 13.

The Egadi Islands are also home to the famous mattanza tuna fish slaughter, which takes place in May and June. During this time, pink flamingos migrate to the Lo Stagnone salt flat, located near Marsala. The salt flat is open to visitors without a reservation, and there is also a salt museum.

If you have a car, you can take a tour of the salt flats. Egadi Charter, a company run by the Parrinello family, offers tours of Egadi and Marsala. Their services are professional, and their equipment is high-standard.

Segesta and Selinunte archeological ruins

Located near the city of Trapani, Segesta and Selinunte are among the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. This is a place where many cultures have come and gone. The ruins of Segesta are a good example of a pre-Roman town.

The ancient city of Selinunte was the westernmost Greek colony in Sicily. The city was a thriving civilization for a couple of centuries. However, it was eventually destroyed by the Carthaginans in 409 BC. The ancient city was never rebuilt.

The temple of Segesta is a remarkable example of Doric architecture. The temple is one of the best-preserved temples in the world. It was built in the 5th century B.C. It is located on top of a mountain plateau. It has amazing acoustics and a beautiful view.

The amphitheater of Segesta has a capacity of over four thousand spectators. Its architecture rivals that of any Greek temple. The temple is located in a beautiful landscape.

Salt flats in Nubia and Lo Stagnone

Located in Trapani, Salt flats in Nubia and Lo Stagnone are one of the most interesting areas to visit in Sicily. These salt pans, windmills, and pools have become historical resources of the Sicilian economy. They are home to numerous wildlife species. There are also a number of archaeological remains. The salt pans are ideal for sports lovers. Those who are interested in a guided tour can find one at the reserve.

Lo Stagnone

A ferry from Trapani to Mozia costs about 5 euros per person. Visitors will also find a museum on the island. It is home to the remains of an ancient Phoenician city.

A guided tour of the salt pans lasts about an hour. You will learn about the stages of salt harvesting. You will also have the opportunity to take a look at specialist tools. The museum is also home to a 300 year old salary house.

Erice Day Trip from Trapani

Located on the west coast of Sicily, Erice is a hilltop medieval town. It is known for its many narrow streets and for its delicious almond sweets and pastries. It is also known for its ceramics, which are painted in bright colors.

Erice's principal church is the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, which dates back to the fourteenth century. It features a nineteenth-century neo-gothic interior. There are also several other main churches in the town, including the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, which dates back to the eleventh century.

Erice is also known for its ancient art of weaving Ericini carpets. This art is still practiced today. The Church of Saint John the Baptist was built as an Orthodox chapel. It was later modified during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Cattedrale di San Lorenzo is situated between buildings and is much bigger inside than it appears.

Erice is also home to the Egadi Islands. These islands, located off the west coast of Sicily, are part of the Egadi chain of islands.

The best things to do in Trapani

If you are planning a trip to the Italian island of Trapani, then you need to make time for the city's main attractions. These include San Vito Lo Capo beach, the Jesuit church, and the Salt pans. If you are visiting the area for the first time, you should consider trying the local cuisine, which is heavily influenced by its proximity to North Africa.

Old town

A day trip to the Old town of Trapani is a great way to explore the city. You can take a cable car up to the summit of Mount Cofano and take a stroll around the old town. There are also several activities in the area, including diving, hiking, and swimming.

Jesuit church

The Jesuit church in Trapani is an eighteenth-century baroque church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. It is located in the city center, and is one of the most important tourist attractions in the area. Its unique design and architecture features spacious courtyards and marble interior halls.

Salt pans

If you're looking for a great tour that will combine nature with tradition, the salt pans in Trapani are an excellent choice. Touring these salt flats will give you an opportunity to learn about the salt making tradition, which has been a major economic activity for centuries. You'll also be able to see the salt museum, which is housed in a restored old mill. The salt museum offers visitors a chance to sample flavored salt and learn about the history of the salt production. Flamingos are known to make the salt flats their temporary home, and you'll get to see their beautiful wings as you take a trip to the salt flats.

Salt pans


Trapani is the westernmost province of Sicily. The city is surrounded by Zingaro Nature Reserve with cliffs and coves and Grotta Mangiapane decorated with rock art. There are also ruins of a Norman fortress at Castello di Venere. You can also visit the 17th century Torre di Ligny, a watchtower.


Among the many attractions in Trapani are the Museum of Illusions and the Fountain of Saturn. Both are unique works of art that feature the use of mirrors and other objects that deceive our perception. The Museum is housed in an old Carmelite convent and is open to the public. While you're there, you can tour the museum and take in the views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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