Once upon a time, there was an island on the extreme western side of Sicily, its name was Trapani, a unique town surrounded by the sea on the 4 sides of the fortified walls. Everything changed during the XVIIth century, when the sea channel separating Trapani on the east side of the town from the rest of Sicily, was covered by ground and the town was unified forever.
Before that, when the town was called Drepano because of the original form of a sickle (drepanon in ancient Greek), on its own sea towards the Aegadian Islands, the course of the history of the Western civilization shifted on March 10th, 241 B.C. changing the role of Superpower of the Mediterranean sea from Carthage to Rome. The same sea, and the same town Trapani welcomed king Peter III from Aragon on August 31th 1282 to be proclaimed king Peter I of the new kingdom of Sicily during the Vespers revolution.
Immerse yourself in a time travelling tour in Trapani and its History. A very old place in the world where people were living here before the time of historical written sources. A general historical tour will cover all major historical events from more than 3,000 years ago, from the Elymian civilization to today.
We will visit the oldest sites of the town going back to more than 2,500 years ago; from then, we will walk in history and in the town of Trapani while visiting the main historical sites, monuments, churches, palaces and all the other useful spots along the way.
Trapani: historical centre with main palaces, churches like Purgatorio (with Misteri) or Saint Peter (with one of the greatest musical organ in the world), fish market, seaside areas like Tramontana walkside, Ligny tower area, some bakeries and other food and drink places for a street food experience. Outside the historical centre: the Pepoli museum and the Annunziata church with the statue of the Holy Virgin from Trapani.
L’orario di inizio è la mattina per il tour di un’intera giornata. Per un tour di mezza giornata, la partenza può essere al mattino o al pomeriggio. Ci incontreremo nel luogo che preferite, come per esempio il vostro alloggio. Se il vostro posto è nel centro di Trapani, inizieremo il tour da lì, probabilmente a piedi. Un’auto sarà disponibile durante il tour per spostarsi in diversi punti della città e dintorni. Visiteremo e vedremo i principali siti storici della città, la scelta sarà fatta in base a un tour di mezza o intera giornata. Qualsiasi biglietto è incluso nel tour. Il tour terminerà nella vostro posto da dove abbiamo iniziato.
A full day tour is up to 8 hours
A half day tour is up to 5 hours