Located on the western coast of Sicily, the beautiful city of Trapani is a fishing port with a long history renowned for its Baroque-style architecture. The sickle-shaped spit of land Trapani's Old Town occupies, was once the heart of a great trading network stretching from Carthage to Venice.
Trapani’s highlights include The Dovecote, the city’s offshore medieval fortress the restored 14th century Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, and the 17th-century Torre di Ligny watchtower, which houses the Museo di Preistoria e del Mare and its many archaeological artefacts.[ReadMoreMob] North of the impressive harbour, the Chiesa del Purgatorio Church holds wooden sculptures that are paraded through the city during Easter’s Processione dei Misteri.
There are several beautiful boulevards to walk around and enjoy, including Mura di Tramontana – arguably the prettiest of them all. A good range of shops and restaurants are on offer to enjoy and the boulevard delivers great views of the bay.
Marsala is a dry or sweet wine, produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily. There are two styles of Marsala commonly used for cooking - dry and sweet, but Marsala is so much more than a cooking wine. It can be made dry and fine enough for sipping,and can rival sherry or madeira in quality. Marsala wine has a unique taste for the following reasons: the use of only Sicilian indigenous grapes and a complex winemaking process. Flavours of Marsala wine can include; apricot, vanilla, tamarind, brown sugar, tobacco.
Salt Pans & Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco
Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco is a diverse nature reserve featuring Mediterranean plant life and wildlife, as well as a museum in an old salt mill, teachingf visitors about the history of extracting salt from the sea and the changing processes used over time. Keep an eye out for flamingos, egrets, herons, cattle, and many other animals. Founded in 1995, its area of 987 hectares consists of two zones (Zona A and Zona B). The halophyte flora which is adaptable to the salt marshes and the soils with high salt concentrations is represented by some of the rarest plants of Sicily, such as the sea marigold.
Situated in green and peaceful countryside, and located about 40km from Trapani is the city of Segesta. An ancient city of the indigenous Elymians, this historic archaeological site contains an exquisitely preserved Doric temple and a theatre. The temple is possibly the finest surviving example in the world.
Cruises to Trapani
Departs: Southampton • Fri 16 Apr 2021
25 nights • Braemar • M2109
- An outstanding voyage specially crafted to show you some of Greece’s most unique and authentic sights and experiences, this cruise is packed with the diverse highlights of an array of stunning destinations.
- The archaeological wonders of ancient towns, cultural and historical gems, beautiful beaches, postcard-perfect scenery and much more – your smaller-sized ship will bring you closer to it all with visits to gorgeous islands such as Crete, Rhodes and Kefallonia.
- The pièce de résistance is a simply unforgettable scenic cruise of the narrow Corinth Canal aboard Braemar, the longest ship to pass between this incredible waterway’s imposing, carefully carved cliffs.
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Departs: Southampton • Fri 23 Sep 2022
25 nights • Braemar • M22CC
- Make unforgettable memories on a seemingly impossible navigation through the narrowing cliffs of Greece’s remarkable Corinth Canal, made possible thanks to record-breaking Braemar’s smaller size.
- Uncover the captivating sights and sites of Greek islands, including the ancient wonders, beautiful beaches and palm-lined promenades of Crete, Rhodes, sleepy Syros and Kefallonia too.
- Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean magic of stunning islands and cities in Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal, and revel in the spectacular sight of the mighty Stromboli Volcano.
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