Sicily is infused throughout with the true essence of Italy, and Trapani has bottled and concentrated the lot...
Located on the north-western coast of Sicily, Trapani is a charming town popular with tourists as there is so much to appreciate. Packed with stunning architecture dating from the Baroque period, visitors come to see the many beautiful churches, enjoy the gorgeous beaches and explore the picturesque surrounding Sicilian countryside.
Trapani is easily accessed by plane from all over Europe with passengers flying into Trapani Birgi Airport (TPS). When considering Sicily, car hire can prove to be an extremely flexible option, allowing visitors to explore the various attractions in their own time. Trapani is one of the region's most striking gems. Although nothing remains of the original ancient city, it is crammed full of delightful buildings dating from the late medieval and Baroque periods.
Many were damaged during the second world war but there is still plenty to see. Notable churches include Sant'Agostino and Santa Maria di Gesù, as well as the incredible Basilica-Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata.
Easter is a particularly good time to visit Trapani to enjoy the spectacular Processione dei Misteri di Trapani, or Procession of Mysteries. From Good Friday to Easter Saturday the local guilds carry out a procession of floats with sculptures depicting scenes from the Passion, the last few days of Jesus's life.
Sicily isn't the cheapest place to be, but you will save a few quid by pre-booking your Trapani car hire with TravelSupermarket. You can collect your vehicle from Vincenzo Florio Airport (also known as Trapani Birgi) or from a downtown pick-up point.