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An overview of Sicily and its western province of Trapani

Sicily (in Italian, Sicilia) is the largest region in Italy as well as the biggest island in the centre of the Mediterranean sea and is characterized by its varied landscapes and beautiful scenery.
This unique position as the meeting of many roads by land and sea, made the island the centre of the ancient world holding the monopoly on trade enriching the island’s culture and beauty. A long history of invasion and conquest has resulted in a lavish mixed heritage: Greek, Arab, Roman, Norman, French, Spanish. This wide range of influences can be detected in the island's architecture, landscape, culture, cuisine and has blended to make Sicily a thoroughly unique destination.
Sicily has the highest average hours of sunshine in Europe: 2000 hours per year. The Sicilian climate is typical of the Mediterranean: winter is mild, autumn  and spring are pleasantly warm and summer (July-August)  is hot.
The west of Sicily, where the province of Trapani is located,  can be visited all year round and each season has its own distinctive charm


The city of TRAPANI and  SORROUNDINGS : places to visit
The main town, Trapani, occupies a low-lying promontory with a curving harbor which, combined with its position at Sicily's western tip, makes the town  a good base for exploring this part of Sicily or a useful stopover on a touring holiday.  

This province also offers several natural and historic attractions of great beauty and  interest: the broad sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo, rugged cliffs, lagoons, salt-pans, several nature reserves  ( Zingaro, Stagnone and Mount Cofano,  the Egadi Islands) , well preserved Greek temple and amphitheatre of Segesta, the archaeological site of Selinunte , the wine county of Marsala and last but not least the medieval town  of Erice characterized by its typical cobbled streets and numerous churches (more than 50) .                 


Local Cuisine

The territory of Trapani province is dominated by vast expanses of vineyards and olive groves. Indeed, some of Sicily’s best wines (Marsala and Nero D’Avola among others) and olive oils are produced  in  this part of the island.
Fish dishes and seafood  reign supreme;  north African influences can be found in local speciality of fish cous-cous . Pastries and ice creams are famous for their richness, but  among the treats are cannoli, a tube-shaped shell of fried pastry dough filled with ricotta cheese, chocolate or candied fruit.

Vacanze AgroEricino s.r.l. - Partita I.V.A. 01975780816 - Sicily - Trapani - Valderice