Western Sicily: a walk between Arabs, Greeks and the Spanish.

Western Sicily: a walk between Arabs, Greeks and the Spanish.

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The glowing province of Trapani.

Loved because it is surrounded by a transparent sea, for the taste if its sugary and refreshing granita, and for its poetic dialect, Sicily is a symbol of the top-ten natural beauties.

History tell us that Sicily is the daughter of at least 3 civilizations. We are Arabs, Greeks and Spanish. 

A tour of the entire island will make you believe you are in two different parts of the world.

Let us go over a short and unmissable itinerary of the province of Trapani and that which you should not give up.

For a meeting with the Arab culture, visit the North African Mazara del Vallo.

Sunny alleys that twine between scents of spices and the colors of the majolica, you will see a real kabash, an urban system typical of the medines.

Explore the streets, the seacoast and visit the charming little Garibaldi theatre, built with wood made from fishing boats and shining with red curtains.

Be captivated by the Bronze Statue of the Satiro Danzante on display at the museum, housed in the former church of St. Egidio.

 

Let us change the scenario and get acquainted with the Greek culture. We are in Segesta. A temple and a theater, a postcard-perfect view of the valleys surrounding the archaeological site and, in summer, a theatrical schedule with performances, sometimes even at dawn.

 

The program of the festival

Walk the streets of the center of Trapani. Its seafaring culture will show up at first sight.

Stroll through the old fishing port, admire the Colombaia located on a tiny island at the eastern end of the harbour.

Breath in the scent of the sea and look out to it from the Ligny Tower which guards the embrace between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Strait of Sicily.

Neglect important tourist resorts for a few hours and take a tour through the countryside. You will notice a peasant civilization that has never become extinct. Golden valleys line the 187 highway between Buseto Palizzolo and Castellammare del Golfo. Stop at the lookout. A stop that opens up the view of beauty.

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The Kite Festival

Marsala 16 May 2020

The sky of San Vito lo Capo is colored by kites.

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