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Highlights in Trapani
- Tyrrhenian and Mediterranean Sea
- Ancient and medieval buildings
- Nature reserve salt marshes
- Isola San Pantaleo
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Crystal clear water, beautiful beaches, ancient sites and salt marshes form a wonderful environment of nature and culture in Trapani. Not far from the harbour and the sandy beaches you live in a first-class holiday apartment with a view of the open sea. In the immediate vicinity you will find restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Travelers who want an exceptional apartment can spend their vacation on a boat in the marina. Most villas and spacious residences are located in the old town or in quiet residential areas. Depending on your preference, you can find a vacation rental with garden or a town house in busy squares.
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Location and orientation
In the extreme west of the Italian island Trapani extends in the province of the same name. At the foot of Monte Erices, the city of 68,000 inhabitants lies on a promontory and forms the border between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. The metropolis is known for its salt works.
A culinary specialty of the city is Couscous Imperale, semolina steamed in fish stock.
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Trapani is a city of historical lanes, splendid buildings and museums, which still today show well-preserved remains of antiquity and the Middle Ages. Particularly impressive sights are the city walls with the Torre di Ligny, the cathedral San Lorenzo Martire, the Piazza Marcato del Pesce or the Castello della Colombaia.2. White nature reserve
Between Trapani and the southern city of Marsala are the gigantic salt marshes of the province. The fascinating reserve covers an area of 10,000 hectares and is used to extract sea salt, an important economic sector in Sicily. Since the Middle Ages, the coastal lagoons have been lined with Mediterranean salt staircases where seawater evaporates and untreated salt is extracted. Visitors to the salt museum can also learn interesting facts about the nature park.3. Prehistoric settlement
South of the city is the island of San Pantaleo, which belongs to the Isole dello Stagnone di Marsala archipelago. More than 1,000 archaeological finds prove that people of the Paleolithic and Bronze Ages lived here 800 years before Christ. The ancient city of Mozia was not rebuilt after its destruction by the tyrant Dionysios I of Syracuse and is an unchanged Phoenician settlement. A visit to the archaeological museum of the island is also worthwhile.