If the stunning beaches don’t take your breath away, the charmingly quaint town of Trapani will. Boasting a gorgeous sandy stretch of beach that is set against a fantastic back drop of an ageing walled city, Trapani is a unique destination that offers holidaymakers something a little bit different. Wander through the city centre and marvel at the Baroque-style architecture, spend the afternoon relaxing on one of the beaches where you can cool off in the aquamarine ocean and enjoy fantastic food – and plenty of limoncello – in one of the family-run restaurants dotted throughout town. Whether you’re looking for a beach holiday or a chance to immerse yourself in Italian culture, look no further than Trapani.
Things to do in Trapani
Trapani is visually stunning, so a trip on the cable car to reach the Erice mountain peak is a must while on holiday here. The cable car runs along 3099 metres and is the perfect place to photograph Trapani in it’s all its beauty.
Those who enjoy shopping will be pleased to hear there are plenty of top shopping spots to visit. The town centre may be steeped in history, but it’s home to an array of shops where you can pick up anything from luxury designer goods to locally handcrafted souvenirs.
In Trapani, you’re surrounded by Sicilian delights. Visit Marsala for a fantastic wine tour and tasting session, or venture overseas and find a secluded spot on one of the nearby islands to spend a relaxing day. There’s also the historic area of Segesta that is sprinkled with ancient ruins and boasts a beautiful town centre.
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Trapani holidays - oozing with Italian charm
Located on the western coast of Sicily, Trapani is a fantastically diverse destination. Delve into the fascinating history that saturates the town centre, jump aboard a boat and see the city highlights from a unique angle or take a day trip to one of the stunning Italian islands that are often skipped by most. You’ll also find a fantastic range of accommodation options in Trapani. Book yourself into one of the beautiful hotels in the city centre that oozes Italian charm, or pick a hotel nestled closer to the seafront where you can enjoy spectacular ocean views from the moment you wake up.
Discover Sicily on a Trapani holiday
The charming town centre is a major draw to this brilliant destination and it’s easy to see why. With a whole host of beautiful architecture, a range of intriguing museums and a set of stunning ocean viewpoints, Trapani is a one-of-a-kind Sicilian city. Meander through the charming town and soak up the laid-back vibe, and enjoy being in the heart of a typical Italian village. Expect narrow winding streets and pastel-painted apartments, so keep your camera handy!
There’s a great culinary scene that’s hard to top in Trapani. Well known for its local specialities such as ‘pesto alla Trapanese’ and fantastically fresh seafood dishes, there are a plethora of restaurants to wine and dine the evening away. The party doesn’t stop there either and you’ll find plenty of bars where you can rub shoulders with the locals over a pint or two. If you’re visiting over summer, you’ll find a handful of pop up beach bars appear along the sea front, where you can enjoy fruity cocktails and dance the night away.
When you’re after some downtime, you won’t need to look further than the stunning stretch of beach. Staying in town you won’t be more than a stone’s throw from the picturesque coastline that is perfect to spend a sun-kissed day indulging in some blissful beach relaxation. Kids will love the powdery sand while couples will enjoy seeking out the secluded spots.