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Trapani

The city of sea, salt and wind

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A holiday in Trapani

Trapani, with its characteristic historic centre, contains splendid monuments from different eras in a fascinating ensemble. Known as the City of Salt and Sailing, over time it has developed a flourishing economic activity linked to the extraction of and trade in salt, taking advantage of its natural position, projected towards the Mediterranean, and its port, an ancient commercial outlet and the logistic and strategic base for Liberty Lines.

The city of sea, salt and wind



The Cathedral, whose exquisite baroque façade is one of the wonderful discoveries you will come across while exploring the narrow streets of the old town, reflects the eighteenth-century restoration carried out with stuccoes and paintings by important artists from the Trapani school. Inside there is also a painting by the Flemish artist Van Dyck, depicting the Crucifixion. On the seafront, continuing to the right behind the church, you will arrive at the elegant portico used for the fish market.

One of the city's symbols is the Torre Ligny (Ligny Tower), located at the extreme tip of the coast. Designed as a fortress, over the years it became first a lighthouse and now houses the Museum of Prehistory. The Castello del Mare (Castle of the Sea), known as the Colombaia, is also a site rich in history: it was in fact the scene of the struggle between the Romans and the Carthaginians. The Torre dell’Orologio (the Clock Tower) is particular, dating back to the thirteenth century and located on one of the city’s sighting towers.

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