Trapani is situated on the west coast of Sicily. Much of the old town of Trapani dates from the later medieval or early modern periods however there are no existing remains of the ancient dwellings. The city was badly damaged as a result of World War II when it was targeted intensely by Allied bombardments. Trapani has grown immensely since the end of World War II, spreading out virtually to the foot of Monte San Giuliano. Tourism has grown in recent years due to Trapani's proximity to popular destinations such as Erice and Segesta which can all be easily reached when you have a hire car. Many of the city's historic buildings are designed in a Baroque style.
Car rental in Trapani is a good idea as it enables you to see and enjoy the sights without feeling restricted by time or the cost of other methods of travel around Sicily. There is never really a bad season to visit Trapani. Spring and Summer, however, are the better times to visit. Trapani makes a good base for exploring this part of Sicily, or a useful stopover on a touring holiday.
Car rental in Trapani is essential in order to enjoy the following nearby attractions:
The Church of Sant'Agostino, built in the 14th century.
The Baroque Palazzo della Giudecca or Casa Ciambra.
The nearby beaches of Scopello are not to be missed (they featured at the end of the film Ocean's Twelve) and can be located easily if you have a rental car.
There is a salt museum in Nubia on the way to Marausa, detailing the history of the salt pans in the area, again, a hire car is essential if you plan on making this journey.