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How to Spend 3 Days in Trapani

How to Spend 3 Days in Trapani

With three days in Trapani, you’ll have plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere of this port town’s historic center and take day trips to admire Sicily’s ancient temples, hilltowns, and wine country. End your stay with a jaunt to the nearby Aegadian Islands. Here are the best options to fill three days in Trapani.

Day 1: Trapani

The maze of lanes in Trapani’s compact historic center still shows signs of the area’s long Spanish occupation, including Catalan-Gothic and baroque churches and palaces. Admire this unique architecture on a morning walking or biking tour, stopping by the cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Gesù, the Senatorio and Riccio di Morana palaces, and Villa Margherita park. Foodies can opt for a tour that pairs sightseeing with tastings of street food and Sicilian wines. In the afternoon, tour the Trapani and Paceco Salt Pans Natural Reserve, the historic salt flats that were once the center of the city’s sea salt industry. Learn how sea salt was harvested, visit the historic windmills and a salt mill-turned-museum, and admire the dozens of species of waterfowl that nest here. End your day with a stroll along Via Garibaldi in central Trapani and a Sicilian granita or a local glass of wine.

Day 2: The Highlights of Western Sicily

Trapani is the perfect launching pad for exploring some of the top attractions of western Sicily. Begin by taking in the spectacular ancient Greek temple and other ruins from the island’s Hellenic occupation with a tour of the Segesta Archaeological Park just east of the city. On your way back, stop by the delightful hilltown of Erice, considered one of the most scenic in Sicily. Take in the views of the coastline and of the Aegadian Islands, and pause at one of the restaurants or cafés to sample authentic Sicilian cuisine. End the day with a wine tour through Marsala, situated just down the coastline. Sample the area’s famous fortified wine and other Sicilian wines, such as Nero d'Avola, Cataratto, and Grillo.

Day 3: A Jaunt to the Aegadian Islands

The port of Trapani is a bustling hub for boats and ferries heading to and from the Aegadian Islands just off the coast of Sicily. Spend your third day island-hopping with a mini cruise or a boat excursion to Favignana, famous for its beaches and waterfalls, and Levanzo, known for its striking blue water. Learn about the historic battle between the Romans and Carthaginians that took place around these islands, and enjoy free time to explore on land independently, breaks to swim and snorkel in the crystalline waves, and lunch on board. Most full-day excursions return to shore in the late afternoon, leaving you plenty of time on your last evening for a final evening stroll and dinner in Trapani.

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Boat Tour Egadi Day to discover Favignana and Levanzo

Boat Tour Egadi Day to discover Favignana and Levanzo

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The crystal-clear seas off western Sicily are home to the idyllic Aegadian islands of Favignana and Levanzo, but their isolated location makes them hard to reach. On this tour, cruise through the coastal waters and drop the anchor in pretty spots around the islands. Learn of historic battles between the Romans and Carthaginians with on-board commentary from your guide, with a free time to snorkel at your leisure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boat Tour Favignana Day

Boat Tour Favignana Day

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Choose from morning or afternoon departure times, climb aboard your skipper, and set sail from Trapani on this half-day boat tour. It’s just a quick journey to the nearby island retreat of Favignana. Traveling by water gives you the opportunity to dive into the turquoise Cala Rossa bay, snorkel through the waters of the Cala Azzurra, and discover other hidden beaches and coves that most visitors miss.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.74
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Day Trip to Erice, Scopello, Castellammare, Saline Reserve

Day Trip to Erice, Scopello, Castellammare, Saline Reserve

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Have only a limited amount of time to explore Trapani? This private, full-day tour will whisk you straight to the area’s various highlights. After pickup from the port, airport, or your hotel, set off via air-conditioned minivan. You’ll see Erice (a medieval, hilltop town), Scopello (a tiny village with beautiful coastal views), Castellammare Del Golfo (home to a medieval fortress), and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Trapani - The Historical Tour

Trapani - The Historical Tour

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Famed for its ancient heritage, its wealth of striking architecture, and its coastal beauty, Trapani is one of Sicily’s most in-demand destinations. Get acquainted with the city and its key landmarks on an in-depth history tour. Pick between half-day and full-day itineraries, and meet your guide at your area hotel. Learn more about the city’s past; see its churches, monuments, and palaces; and enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch (additional expense on half-day itineraries).
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  • 3 to 10 hours
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