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TRAPANI The origins of the city of Trapani are ancient; Drepanum, which was the city´s first name, is of oriental origin and means "curved tip." It is now well accepted that the city was called Drepanum, Drepanum and also Drepanorum because it formed a sickle shape stretching from the beach of San Giuliano to the westernmost tip. The ancient writers were divided between those who claimed that the city was founded by Saturn (God of the sky) and those who claimed that the city was formed from the sickle that fell from the hands of Ceres (Goddess of agriculture and abundance) as she ran around the world in search of her kidnapped daughter. All these stories show us, however, that the ancient writers were more intent on telling and explaining ...



San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo Over the centuries San Vito Lo Capo was born around the Sanctuary, the result of several construction projects. In the year 300, it was a small chapel dedicated to San Vito the Martyr, who is the patron saint of the village. The inhabitants of San Vito Lo Capo are about 4180. The town is one of the most important summer resorts in Sicily, in 2011 it was named the most beautiful beach in Europe and the eighth in Italy. Since 1998, the last week of September, the "Cous Cous Fest", has been one of the most important gastronomic events in the Mediterranean. The couscous culinary competition involves chefs from eight countries: Morocco, France, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Israel, Italy, Palestine, and Tunisia, proposing couscous cooked according to t ...




Mozia Mozia (Mothia, Motya) is an archaeological site with a landscape of considerable importance, was an ancient Phoenician city from the end of the twelfth century BC. The island is located off the western coast of Sicily near Marsala in the Province of Trapani and belongs to the Whitaker Foundation. In the early years of the twentieth century, the island was purchased by the archaeologist Joseph Whitaker, the heir of an English family who moved to Sicily becoming rich with the production of Marsala wine. The archaeologist began the archaeological excavations in 1906, which continued until 1929. Today Mothya is popular with tourists who come from all parts of Europe to see the archaeological remains and the saltpans and windmills. http://it.wi ...





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The procession of the Mysteries of Trapani is the longest and the oldest Italian religious festival. It lasts from friday at 14.00 to Saturday at 13.00. The groups are brought into the shoulder along the streets of the ancient city, in a show of lights, emotions, sounds and colors. It is a tra...

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