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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani July 30th 2018

We left Palermo at 7:25AM and headed west toward a town by the name of Capo San Vito. We had heard from a few people that it was a nice place to stop and it would mean a nice short day of only about 6 hours. It was a very calm day with only light winds but what we did have was on the nose. Another day where we put up the mainsail but also had the iron jenny (the motor) on as well. It gave us time to motor along the coast to see the beautiful outcrops, rocky crags and a few caves as well. Fortunately a little later in the morning the wind changed direction and we were able to get more power from the sails which was very enjoyable. We came to the ... read more
A Beautiful Calm Day for Enjoying the Coastline
Lighthouses - An Important Necessity
Bob relaxing while he was "Off-Duty"

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani August 3rd 2016

Vanwege de bewolking die boven de berg hangt waar Erice ligt, besluiten we in de ochtend naar Trapani te gaan in de hoop dat het later op de dag op de berg opklaart. Trapani is gelegen op een boogvormige landtong met twee uitlopers. De splitsing van de landtong komt volgens de legende doordat Demeter, de godin van het graan, haar zeis liet vallen toen ze wanhopig op zoek was naar haar dochter Proserpina, die was ontvoerd door Hades. We vinden al snel de parkeerplaats lang de zee, waar een oudere man ons attendeert op het feit dat we in een wit vak staan en dus niets hoeven te betalen. Alleen de blauwe vakken is betaald parkeren. We bedanken hem vriendelijk waarop hij, uiteraard, zijn hand ophoudt. We geven hem 2 euro en vragen hem goed op ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani September 17th 2012

Geo: 38.0171, 12.5178 We left Celafu on Saturday morning and headed toward Trapani. We found a little place in old town, a b&b, on the internet. On the wat there, we stopped at Segesta to see the Greek temple and amphitheater that was there. They are both on top of two hills outside of town. The temple was built around 400BC. It was awesome! The Greek theater was built in 3BC on top of Mont Barbaro. What a view from it. It could seat 3500 people and is still use for plays today. We left Segesta after lunch and headed toward our B&B. We arrived in the afternoon. It was warm and sunny. We had to park the car a couple of blocks away from the B&B, because the whole center of town is very narrow ... read more
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The view from the temple
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani April 11th 2011

The Sicily that wasn't meant to be: So we left for sicily around 3 for an 8 O'Clock flight out of Verona, plenty of time to get there. Our first train was delayed from Bassano to Padova. We got to Padova a little behind schedule and hopped on a train headed for Milan. This was a speed train so it made few stops, thus making it a short ride to Verona. Well, this train was an hour late, and on this particular day, not the speed train. So we jammed into this packed train and started making our way to Verona. We stopped at every stop until verona. This made a 30 minute train ride into an hour and a half train ride. We were also standing this whole way because the train was so packed. ... read more

Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani March 28th 2011

26 martie 2011-oare ce ne veni sa mergem la Trapani?dupa ce acum o luna am vizitat Palermo,cred ca ne-am indragostit iremediabil de Sicilia!aveam ceva idei preconcepute asa ca a fost o surpriza placuta!mai putin schimbarea aeroportului si timpul pierdut asteptand autobuze,dar sa ma resemnez caci si asta face parte din farmecul unei calatorii!!... read more
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani August 28th 2010

Visited with the parentals and relo's (cuz Chaudie and her parents) for 3 days. Hung around Trapani, and went to Favignana for a day trip. ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani March 7th 2009

This was our (Joe, Andrew, Mike and Gerry) third annual trip. Last year we went to Andalusia in Spain and in 2007 we went to Lamezia in Italy. As much as people slag off Ryanair, you can't beat them for price and they're ideal for a 4 day long weekend to somewhere obscure but reasonably warm in the middle of winter. This year we went to Trapani in Sicily from 28th Feb - 3rd March 2009. Joe secured a friend's 20 year old sporty Toyota to drive us to Luton airport, setting off at 3.45am! It had a very low back and it managed to give me a crick in my neck and both legs! The flight took 2hrs 50mins to Trapani on the west coast of Sicily about an hour's drive to Palermo, the capital. ... read more
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Andrew and Joe
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani October 7th 2008

Headed to the airport in Trapani, I spend a day and a night here... read more
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani September 18th 2006

Geo: 37.7986, 12.5715Had to catch an early bus to Trapani. I thought that breakfast was offered at 8:00, but it was actually 8:30. In that case I could've quickly ate, paid, gotten my passport, and then ran off to the bus. I managed to track down the owner with the help of someone else staying there and practically ran uphill to the bus stop (15 minutes!) with my big-ass backpack. My legs felt like Jello after. I ran out of water last night ... I paid for the mistake of not having more this morning after the sprint to the station. Used the "bathroom" when the bus made a rest stop. Not really a bathroom - see pictures. Bought a tiny little juice at the rest stop, but it wasn't enough. Of course, I was too ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Sicily » Trapani May 30th 2005

I decided on a short driving trip this morning to Segesta, Gibellina, and Santa Ninfa. The majestic Doric temple at Segesta remains surprisingly intact. It was here that I first encountered busloads of tourists. Luckily, I was there in between the buses. I just know that for right now, that kind of touring is not for me. I would feel like I was on a perpetual field trip being herded from tourist point to tourist point. After the short hike up the hill to see the temple, I drove through Salemi, Gibellina, and Santa Ninfa. Gibellina and Santa Ninfa do not feel like Italian towns! Vacant streets, no visible town centers. They were hastily rebuilt after the earthquake in 1968. No sense of history there, but they do have wide streets. ... read more
The Star of Gibellina arches over the highway
The interior of the temple
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