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the capital of West Sicily

Trapani is located on a promontory that closes a natural harbor; is one of the main centers of the Italian fishing industry and conservation of fish, also known for its handicrafts coral and pearl.
The Saline of Trapani, one of the most interesting wetlands in Europe, protected by the WWF, habitat for birds and charaterized by windmill now abandoned.

The best time to visit Trapani is surely to Easter, when the old town core of people who poured into the streets to follow all the events taking place during the week. The highlight is the enchanting mysteries of the Good Friday procession, during which 20 groups of sculptures are taken all day and all night through the streets of downtown, groups, kept in the Church of the Purgatory (in the historical center, in s . Francis), were made of wood, cloth and glue to local workers between 1650 and 1720.