Trapani is a city on the western coast of island of Sicily Italy and the capital of the province with the same name. Founded by ancient Greeks, Trapani is in the same time an important fishing port, a top tourist site for beach holidays in Sicily, and the main gateway to the Egadi Islands. Like in many Sicilian towns, there are numerous tourist attractions like ancient vestiges and medieval buildings, so visitors have a lot of things to explore.
Being a town settled on the coast, much of economy in Trapani depends on the sea. Fishing is an important local industry, with fishermen catching mainly tuna. Coral is also an important export product, along with salt, marble and a special wine named Marsala. Trapani is also an important ferry port with links to Egadi Islands, Pantelleria, Sardinia and Tunisia.
In Trapani can be spent some of the most relaxing beach holidays in Italy and enjoyed excellent accommodation amenities provided by high-end hotels. Some of the most important holiday attractions in Trapani are the church of Sant'Agostino, from the 14th century, church of Santa Maria di Gesu, basilica Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata (also called Madonna di Trapani), built between 1315-1332 and rebuilt in 1760, Palazzo della Giudecca, and the Cathedral, built in 1635.
City of Trapani is also renowned for the Easter procession when the guild from the town carrying sculpted religious statues on the streets during an event that lasts 16 hours.
The beach named San Vito lo Capo is considered one of the best beaches in Sicily and entire Italy. It is located in Trapani and has a natural reserve famous for the presence of big size tonnare(tuna fish).
Trapani is today one of the most cosmopolitan holiday resorts in Sicily, featuring impressive tourist attractions, luxury hotels and gorgeous beach resorts. Actually, beaches in Trapani, where tourists can both relax and enjoy aquatic sports, are unforgettable and offer unique life experiences.