Trapani Airport, also referred to as Trapani Birgi Airport, is located approximately 20km away from the centre of Trapani which is easily reached with a hire car.
See the Sights in Trapani
Trapani was heavily bombed during WW2 and now all that remains of Trapani’s past is in the old town centre. Beautifully restored in Baroque style, it is well-worth a visit. A stroll around the Old Town will give you ample opportunity to admire the main buildings and landmarks such as the Torre de Ligny. Once part of the 17th Century Spanish defences, this tower is now home to a museum.
Other historic points of interest include the Castello de Mare, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Chiesa del Purgatorio which is a gallery that houses the elaborate sculptures carried through Trapani during the Easter procession.
Visit the Museo de Sale (The Salt Museum) which was a fully working salt pan and mill until it was destroyed by flood waters in 1964. There is also a nice restaurant next door to visit afterwards.
As one of the main fishing ports in Sicily, there is always plenty going on at the harbour in Trapani. While away the afternoon people watching and enjoy a delicious seafood meal.
Visit the main beach; Lido San Giuliano Beach. On a sunny day it’s a nice place to relax and soak up some rays. Enjoy a cold drink from one of the bars too.
Day Trips From Trapani
Book a day trip to the Egadi Islands which lie just a few miles off the coast of Trapani. They offer a great deal of charm and a very relaxing pace of life. Favignanna is the largest and most popular of the three islands. It's a great place to explore. The historic town is picture perfect but it will be the crystalline waters that tempt you. Sea caves such as Grotta Azzurra, Grotta dei Sospiri and Grotta degli Innamorati offer great diving and snorkelling opportunities.
You can also visit the wine town of Marsala with its impressively restored Old Town, along with the Temple and Amphitheatre at Segesta.