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Baroque buildings of golden stone and narrow car-free streets define the restored old town, making it a perfect destination for a stroll. Numerous churches line Corso Vittorio Emanuele, but be sure to stop into the Cattedrale di San Lorenzo...

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via, Via Cristoforo Colombo, 3, 91100 Trapani TP, Italy

The bounty of the Mediterranean arrives daily on Trapani’s fishing boats, and the morning market is a panoply of color and scent. Locals come to shop near the boats and inside a tiled market shed filled with every type of seafood, from long,...

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91023 Favignana TP, Italy
The three main Aegadian Islands (Isole Egadi)—Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo—are just a 20-minute ferry or hydrofoil ride from Trapani and are surrounded by crystal-clear azure waters. Favignana, the largest and closest of the islands, is...
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SP31 per Erice, 91016 Casa Santa, Erice TP, Italy

Take the funivia, or cable car, from Trapani up to this hilltop town for a thrilling 10-minute ride. First Trapani telescopes into view, followed by the harbor and the salt pans to the south, with their sheets of salt in various stages of...

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About 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Trapani, and just north of Marsala, acres of salt flats stretch in shallow lagoons, punctuated by crumbling windmills. This region has been producing bright white salt with intense flavor since...

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Via Giudecca, 36, 91100 Trapani TP, Italy

On a narrow street in Trapani’s old town, this small cantina has only a few tables and makes a peaceful spot for lunch. Order the regional specialty: busiate al pesto trapanese, a dish of corkscrew pasta dressed with a delicious red...

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Via Generale Fardella Enrico, 25, 91100 Trapani TP, Italy

This is a top spot to try spaghetti con le sarde, a regional dish that is simple but outstanding, made with sardines and wild fennel. Also stellar are the restaurant’s fresh fish, shrimp and squid dishes, served in...

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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 14, 91100 Erice TP, Italy

Definitely do not leave without buying some cannoli at this pastry shop on a slanted, cobblestone street in Erice—they may just be the best in all of Sicily. Thick, creamy ricotta filling, flecked with chocolate chips, and the dark...

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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 99, 91100 Trapani TP, Italy

This pedestrianized street lined with sidewalk cafés and Baroque churches and palazzi is the main thoroughfare in Trapani’s restored old town. It’s also the perfect place to stroll and shop for leather goods, hats, scarves,...