Le Chiavi di San Francesco
Trapani is a magical place where amazing scenery, colors and tradition come together. Trapani is characterized by a double headed sickle shape: one extremity culminates with the Ligny tower that dates back to 1671; here you can enjoy a panoramic view and outstanding sunsets. On the other side, the Lazzaretto, now the headquarters of the local branch of the Italian Naval League. Nearby, the Colombaia castle rises majestically and, together with the Sant’Anna ramparts, they all represent the symbols of the city. 500 meters from the residence, walking through the old town, you will encounter the most significant monuments: the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Jesuit Church, the Purgatory Church that hosts the sacred statue groups of the Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani, the Mercato del Pesce Square and the magnificent old walls Mura di Tramontana. Moreover, in the evening the old town turns into the heart of Trapani nightlife: there are many bars, live music, restaurants, where taste typical dishes and shops.
Erice is a beautiful medioeval town, 750 meters above sea level, reachable by car or cableway. From top of the mount you can enjoy the wonderful views of the whole city and the Egadi islands. You will be enchanted by the Castle of Venus , the Balio , the alleys and the particular narrow cobbled streets. Erice counts more than 60 churches of great artistic and historical value, such as the churches of San Martino, San Giuliano and San Cataldo.
Blue crystal water, unspoiled nature, beautiful creeks, caves, rich and colorful marine vegetation and breathtaking views: these are the words that best suit to describe the Egadi Islands. Every year thousands of tourists from around the world decide to visit the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo that are also ideal for practicing snorkling , scuba diving and sailing.
A few kilometers from Trapani you can visit one of the most evocative archaeological site in Sicily: Segesta with its majestic Temple and the greek theater. The Temple is in Doric style and occupies the entire hill and is perfectly visible from afar. The archaeological site is open to visitors all year round.
Mothia was an ancient Phoenician city, located on the island of San Pantaleo in the Lagoon of Marsala. The charming landscape is characterized by gleaming white heaps of salt and ancient windmills. Today you can get to the island after a few minutes of navigation, using sea transport. Not to be missed the archaeological Whitaker Museum. Particularly of interest the famous statue of Giovinetto, founded during excavations in the 70s, it represents a testimony of the classical era.
Known as one of the most beautiful beaches of Italy, thanks to its coast of about three kilometers of white sand and crystal waters, San Vito Lo Capo is confirmed among the top destinations in the world to spend holidays. Since 1998 is also famous for the Cous Cous Fest, the international festival of cultural integration. Nations from around the world competing to prepare couscous according to their own tradition.