Western Sicily is a great holiday spot if you're looking for a balance between a beautiful coastline, relaxation, and culture.
On this amazing journey, you'll visit some of Sicily's most beautiful cities, discover breathtaking bays, see medieval villages, salt pans, and the remains of this land's glorious past through incredible archaeological sites.
A tour of Western Sicily can only start from Palermo. Besides the international airport, Palermo was one of the most flourishing cities in the Mediterranean area and still remains an extremely fascinating city that hides authentic art jewels, inherited from Arab, Norman and Spanish through the centuries.
If you want to grasp the true essence of the territory and the cultures that have inhabited it over the centuries, you cannot deny yourself a visit to the historic center of Trapani. Walking through the streets of the city you can admire numerous churches, monuments, palaces belonging to different historical periods; maybe you can end your tour in the harbor areas, watching the waves ripple on the Ligny Tower.
Emerald bays, white houses with blue doors, rocky shores and hidden caves. In the Egadi, archipelago of three islands and two large rocks only a few minutes from Trapani, unspoiled nature reigns supreme.
From ancient times to the present day, Sicily has been inhabited by different people and civilizations, who have marked the habits and culture of this surprising and wonderful land over the centuries. Set off to discover Segesta, Selinunte, Solunto and Mozia, among Greeks, Phoenicians and peoples of the Mediterranean.
You say Marsala and think of wine. In fact, you will find wineries famous all over the world for their fine wines. The cellars along the Wine Route are open to the public year round with exciting informative tours and Marsala wine tastings.
It is one of the "most beautiful villages in Italy" and also one of the most scenic. Perched for millennia on Mount San Giuliano, it dominates the tip of Western Sicily offering its guests a 360 degree view of the Gulf of Trapani and the Egadi islands. An unmissable stop for those who spend the summer discovering the beaches of the Trapani coast, which can be reached (also) by cable car from Trapani in about ten minutes.
Along the coast of western Sicily, from Marsala to the mouth of the Platani River. Shores of fine sand and an inland rich in archaeological beauties, vineyards, wildlife reserves.
There are food and wine festivals for all tastes and in all seasons! Certainly summer is the busiest. Among all, we want to mention La Stragusto in Trapani (July), Cous Cous festg in San Vito Lo Capo (September) and the Fishtuna International Food Culture Festival in Marettimo (September).
Off the coasts of Trapani and Marsala there is the small archipelago of the Egadi, formed by the islands of Favignana, Marettimo, Levanzo and another series of uninhabited islets (Formica, Maraone, Stagnone and Galeotta).
The two largest cities in Western Sicily are Palermo and Trapani. In these cities, it is possible to visit very characteristic cities, admire beautiful landscapes, small islands and beautiful beaches. Both make for an excellent city break.