Saturday, September 15, 2012

TOURING TRAPANI....IN GIRO PER TRAPANI

Trapani is a  city on the western coast of Sicily. It is a fishing port and the gateway to the Egadi Islands.  The city has seen an increase in tourism recently thanks to Ryan Airways and other low-cost carriers which bring tourists from London, Paris, Sweden and other European cities.  Many cruise ships now dock at Trapani port.

It is also famous for its coral works, many of which are found in the Pepoli Museum.  The salt mines are another attraction of Trapani, as is Monte Erice, which can be seen below. 



Another view of Monte Erice and the Mediterranean sea on a windy day (practically every day it's windy in Trapani.) I had to hold my hat otherwise it would have flown away.



This is the famous Fontana del Tritone in the center of Trapani.

Here is the Salita di San Domenico, a characteristic narrow street.



Hamburgers, hot dogs and Sicilian delicacies are available at STUZZICHELLO...Trapani's answer to McDonald's


VILLA MARGHERITA....Trapani's  mini Central Park,





15 comments:

  1. It looks like a lovely little place. I see you holding your hat so it must have been very windy that day ;-)

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  2. What gorgeous scenery you look marvelous!

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  3. Beautiful city!! I loveeeeee the photos!!!

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  4. What a wonderful city! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Francesca, Thanks for the nice photos. We don't see much about travel and attractions in Sicily. Everyone seems to focus on Rome and northern Italy. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  6. Grazie per questo tour, buona giornata!

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  7. Nice photos,so beautiful city Francesca!Thanks for shairing!!
    Wish you a lovely week!
    Dimi..

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  8. Looks lovely! Did you have the pesto?

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  9. Grazie per questo assaggio di Sicilia!!!
    Buona domenica!

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  10. granmde grazie per avermi fatto vedere una città che non conoscevo

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  11. Ciao Francesca ci siamo ritrovate! Grazie per essere passata a salutarmi, un abbraccio

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  12. Hell ofrancesca,
    I swear I want to pack my bags and go roght now. Great pictures.
    Big hug,
    Giacomo ;)

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  13. beautiful pics! would u like follow each other?

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