Trapani is a thriving fishing port with a strategic position in Sicily. Its outstanding location on a promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean is impressive, it being one of the main reasons why there have been developed plenty of resorts and hotels. The nearby Egadi Islands have stunning coastline and crystal water. Legend has it that Trapani originated from the sickle that fell from the hands of the goddess Demetra. There is another legend stating it was the sickle of Saturn, god of the sky, and that is why Saturn's statue rises in the central piazza. Fishermen in Trapani catch tuna and other Mediterranean fish species, and exports include coral, salt, marble and Marsala wine. In addition to being a ferry port, Trapani has its airport, for convenient access by tourists from all parts of the world.
For a luxury holiday with all opulent amenities, Trapani has many hotels, providing stylish rooms and truly delicious Sicilian cuisine that is a delight to both the eye and the palate. Hotel Kempinski Giardino di Costanza is nestled among vineyards and olive groves, right on the coast of Trapani, with comfortable sumptuous rooms, two penthouse suites, stunning rooftop terrace with private swimming pool; the hotel offers guests freshly caught fish delivered by fishermen. Hotel La Battigia, overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare, boasts all amenities, sea view swimming pool, terrace bar and sandy beach. Baglio Villa Sicilia, located in the countryside, is close to a number of archeological sites; it provides the convenience of a infinity swimming pool and sea view, and the nearby lake attracts a plethora of birds.
In order to spend a discount holiday in Trapani, it is worth looking up a budget accommodation. The vast array of low-cost hotels located in the vicinity of the beach meets all needs of budget travelers. Gli Agrumi, tastefully furnished, sits in an area abounding in restaurants and bars as discount dining options. The brand new Casa Kalos is suitable for couples and small groups, with the vicinity of a tranquil beach, in the heart of the historical part of Trapani. Il Pesco is also recommended to families and small groups, and is great for walks along the seaside promenade. Sea House Trapani is a small flat in romantic surroundings, meters away from the local beach; all necessary amenities are provided for a budget stay and the area around abounds in dining facilities.
Trapani is a veritable hub of history and culture with a unique Baroque style of the buildings. The "Church of Sant'Agostino", with a splendid rose-window, dates back to the 14th century. The "Basilica-Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata", or the "Madonna di Trapani", rebuilt in 1760, features a marble statue of the Madonna. The Cathedral in Trapani was built in 1421 and restored in the 18th century. The cable car ride provides a thrilling experience, and on clear days, tourists can see Tunisia and Africa in the distance. The Easter-related Holy Week activities comprise a procession featuring twenty floats of lifelike wood, canvas and glue 17th and 18th century sculptures, portraying scenes of Passion events. All tourist sites and events can be enjoyed in the mild weather with typically warm winters, so hotels in Trapani are always welcoming.
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