A sickle on the sea, the city of winds.
The town was built on a narrow, curved promon-tory (the name derives from the Greek word drepane, or sickle) that juts out into the sea opposite the Egadi Island. In ancient times Trapani was the port town for Erice. It flourished under the Carthaginians and languished under the Vandals, Byzantines and Saracens. The economy has always been linked to the sea and reached its peak in the 1600s and 1700s with shipyards and tuna fishing. The town now extends beyonde the promontory to the foot of Monte San Giuliano and the edge of the salt marshes.
What do you can visit?
- Museo Pepoli, times: http://amicimuseopepoli.altervista.org/museo/informazioni/informazioni.htm
- Santuario di Maria Santissima Annunziata
- Chiesa del Purgatorio
- Museo preistorico, Torre di Ligny
- Museo del sale, Nubia
- San Lorenzo Cathedral