Excursions in Trapani province

The province of Trapani is undoubtedly the most underrated province of Sicily. It would be enough to consult a few tour guides to understand that Western Sicily is dedicated much less space than it deserves. Yet fine beaches, blue sea, the history, the culture and the gastronomy makes this location one of the most fascinating places in Italy.

Travel and Tour also organizes tours in the most beautiful tourist attractions in Sicily, with particular regard to the province of Trapani: Erice, Segesta, Mozia, Marsala, Selinunte, Scopello and more.

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EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO FROM FAVIGNANA IS ERICE € 110,00
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EXCURSION FAVIGNANA AND ERICE WITH DEPARTURE FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO
The Excursion departing from San Vito Lo Capo will work all day from 08.00 to 21.30 with the following program:
Departure H 08.00 in Transfer from San Vito Lo Capo with destination Port of Trapani; Boarding on m / n for mini-cruise Egadi Islands departing H 09.30; Arrival at Favignana 10.20am with a stop of about 2 hours to visit island from the ground; Departure H 12.30 to cover the most beautiful and suggestive coves like, Cala Azzurra, Cala Rossa and all the rest of the island; Stop in the sea where you can swim in crystal clear waters; Lunch on board typical Trapanese, (antipasto, pasta with Trapanese pesto, water, wine and fruit); Departure for Levanzo and stop in the port of about an hour to visit the beautiful fishing village; Departure from Levanzo along the island and the most beautiful coves like, Faraglione, Cala Fredda, Cala Minnula and all the other wonders; Stop by boat to take a bath in the splendid waters of Levanzo; Departure to the port of Trapani with expected arrival at about 17.45; Departure in Transfer from Port of Trapani of the participants with destination Erice; Arrival Erice 18.30; Stop in Erice for an enchanting and panoramic view of the medieval village of Trapani with breathtaking views and expected sunset; Departure from Erice around H 20.30;
Arrival at San Vito lo Capo at about 21.30 at their facilities;
Excursion Conditions:
Excursion from San Vito Lo Capo € 110.00 per person all inclusive;
Reservations required with payment to be made upon departure;
There is an entrance fee of € 2.50 per person payable on board of Favignana;
N.B. a minimum number of 4 participants is required to carry out the Excursion;
Excursions from San Vito Lo Capo to Segesta, Selinunte, Erice, Saline Trapani, Marsala, Mazara Del Vallo, Wine Tour Marsala, Palermo Monreale, scheduled or customized Excursions, departing on request from the place chosen by you.
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EXCURSION ERICE AND SEGESTA FROM € 250,00
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EXCURSION ERICE AND SEGESTA
Erice is the medieval village overlooking Trapani, home of the Ettore Majorana research center, is one of the most touristy places in this area. If you can visit it at sunset, when the view on the salt pans of Trapani gives its best.  Erice is located at 751 meters s.l.m. and the temperature, even in the height of summer, is of varying degrees lower than the coast. Solar and luminous erice of the hot summer days, when the light floods the streets and beautiful views open onto the valley and the sea, and that of winter days when, wrapped in clouds, the town seems to rejoin its mythical roots and gives the traveler the feeling tranquility and well-being, it seems to have come to a place out of time and reality. The medieval atmosphere, the fresh air, the beautiful pinewoods that surround it, the tranquility that reigns there and the local craftsmanship make it one of the destinations favored by tourists. Erice city of science and peace, the Medieval city is rich in history and traditions that still persist with the passing of the centuries; there are the peculiarities of the medieval town, making it unique in its kind. A real place of peace, enriched by breathtaking views, which extend from the western hinterland of Sicily, up to the picturesque Egadi Islands. Erice is characteristic of tasty and cute little cakes, the Ericini. A history of gastronomy and cultural tradition that was born thanks to the expert hands of the nuns of the Monastery. A story that, however, has been perpetuated in the years up to us thanks to the skill of the pastry masters of Erice. These desserts consist of colorful and artistically decorated pastas, almost like real lace. The pastas are then stuffed with cedar marmalade which, by tradition, is placed to mature in special jars. The Ericini are still prepared today with the recipes handed down by the nuns of the Convent of S. Carlo.
To see: Castello di Venere, Torretta Pepoli, Balio Gardens, Torre Campanaria, Piazza Umberto, the Matrix.
Segesta was one of the main cities of the Elimi, a people of peninsular culture and tradition that according to ancient tradition, came from Troy. The city, strongly Hellenized by appearance and culture, achieved a leading role among the Sicilian centers and in the Mediterranean basin, to the point of involving Athens and Carthage in its secular hostility with Selinunte. Destroyed Selinunte thanks to the Carthaginian intervention in 408 BC, Segesta lived with alternate fortunes the following period, until it was conquered and destroyed by Agatocle of Syracuse (in 307 BC that imposed the name of Dycoopolis, City of Justice. its name, passed during the first Punic war to the Romans who, by virtue of the common Trojan legendary origin, exempted it from tributes, gave it a vast territory and allowed it a new phase of prosperity.Saesta was completely re-planned on the model of the large micro-Asiatic cities, assuming a highly scenographic aspect It was long considered that Segesta was abandoned after the vandal raids, but recent investigations have detected a late-ancient phase, a large village of Muslim age, followed by a Norman-Swabian settlement, dominated by a castle at the top of Monte Barbaro, already famous for its two main monuments, the Doric temple and the te Atro, Segesta now has a new season of discoveries, due to scientific excavations aimed at restoring an overall image of the city.
EXCURSION ERICE AND SEGESTA WITH DEPARTURES FROM TRAPANI € 250.00 EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPE TO ERICE AND SEGESTA € 280.00
N.B. The indicated price includes a number from 1 to 4 participants and not per person, are not including meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Excursion about 4 hours. For info and reservations fill out our form with your request or contact us.

 

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SALINE EXCURSION OF MARSALA FROM € 180,00
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EXCURSION OF SALINE DI MARSALA, ETTORE INFERSA, MOTHIA
The salt marshes of Marsala, timeless charm of the lagoon, mills, salt fields, pink flamingos, the landscape of the lagoon reserve of the Stagnone di Marsala is one of the most beautiful in Italy. We are located a few kilometers north from Marsala, a place famous for the disembarkation of the Garibaldians and for the liqueur wine exported all over the world. An evocative place, where the "Culture of Salt" has shaped the territory in the wake of a centuries-old tradition, handed down for generations. In our Excursions in the Salinas of Marsala, in addition to visiting the salt pans, the most curious can enter the tanks and experience the harvest of the Fior di Sale. Candid pyramids of salt, windmills resisting the passage of time. The production of salt at the Saline della Laguna takes place using natural elements. The production cycle begins at the end of March and ends in July, when the crust reaches eight centimeters thick. The Ettore and Infersa Saline, a place of rare charm, sometimes surreal that extend in the area of ​​the Natural Reserve of the Islands of the Stagnone. The salt marshes of Marsala are made up of various orders of tanks with their own specific function, connected by locks and canals. They are one of the most original and fascinating passages of the Sicilian land. The salt marshes of Marsala can produce up to ten thousand tons of whole sea salt every year. Salt collection experience, something not easy to document. Experiences that must be experienced in first person to really appreciate them. To return home enriched by the most striking views and landscapes and by direct contact with a unique natural environment in the world. The salt marshes of Marsala are located in the reserve of Stagnone, are the most visited tourist attractions in the province of Trapani, the most striking is important in all of Sicily. In the middle of the Saline between Trapani and Marsala stands the tiny island of San Pantaleo, from the beginning of the 20th century owned by the Whitaker family. It can be reached by boat from the pier next to the windmill of the Ettore & Infersa Saline, undoubtedly the most fascinating of the many mills that dot the salt marshes between Trapani and Marsala. Visiting the island means plunging into a reality where time seems to stand still and where you will feel real archaeologists discovering the fascinating Phoenician settlement of Mothia. Inside the Villa Whitaker is the museum, to visit at least to admire the splendid Efebo of Mothia 440 a.c. Once there, enjoy the dip in the Phoenician history, but also the one in the purest and uncontaminated Mediterranean, in the colors and scents of the protected and unusually silent spot, coming home, you will feel like you were on another planet.
EXCURSION OF THE MARSAL SALINE: DEPARTURES FROM TRAPANI € 180.00
EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO TO: SALINE MARSALA € 210.00
N.B. The indicated price includes a number from 1 to 3 participants and not per person, are not including meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Saline excursion of Marsala about 3 hours with departures from Trapani, Excursion from San Vito Lo Capo lasted about 5 hours. For info and reservations fill out our form with your request or contact us.

 

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EXCURSION SELINUNTE FROM € 250,00
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Selinunte was an ancient Greek city located on the southwest coast of Sicily, today it is the largest archaeological park in Europe. The ruins of the city are located on the territory of the municipality of Castelvetrano, in the southern part of the province of Trapani. In the archaeological site, on the Acropolis there are some Temples along with other secondary buildings, while other temples are located on a hill not far away. Selinunte the largest archaeological area in Europe. A treasure trove of history and culture to be discovered that attracts not only tourists and the curious, but researchers and scholars from all over the world. The name Selinunte derives from the Greek SèlinonSi, distinguishing three areas, the first, on the eastern hill, groups three great Temples, one of which was raised in 1957, the second, on the western hill and surrounded by walls, is the Acropolis, a north of which the city itself stood. To the west of the Acropolis, beyond the river Modione, there was another sacred area between them and sanctuaries, since it is not known for sure who the temples were dedicated to, the scholars have marked them with the letters of the alphabet. To complete the visit it would be desirable to visit the Cave di Cusa, from which come the blocks used to build the Temples, Oriental Temples. The first to appear in sight is the Temple E, recomposed in 1957. Dedicated to Hera, it dates back to the fifth century. B.C. and he had a complex plant. It was accessed from the eastern side through some steps that led, beyond the colonnade, to the pronaos, preceded by two columns of which only the capitals remained, on the ground, Acropolis, starting from the parking lot in front of the entrance to the Eastern Temples, continue until at the next parking lot. It stretched on a hill, beyond a depression called Gorgo Cottone, from the name of the river that once ran there and which housed, at the mouth, the port of the city, then buried. Walled since the Vl-V century B.C. followed the classic scheme of the Hippodamean City, with three arteries crossing at right angles, intersected in turn at 90 ° by smaller roads, the temples. Going up you can see the ruins of the Temple A. Inside, in the entrance wall to the naos, there were two spiral staircases, the oldest so far known. However, the ruins are dominated by the 14 of the 17 columns of Temple C, raised in 1925. Probably dedicated to Apollo or to Heracles. It is the most ancient of the Temples of Selinunte VI sec. B.C. The fortifications, going along the major decumanus one reaches, at the end, the curtain wall that encircled the Acropolis. What we see today is the fortification following the destruction of 409, Sanctuary of the Malophoros. To reach it, follow the path that constitutes the continuation of the main line on the left of the major decumanus. The sanctuary erected in honor of Demetra Malophoros, Goddess of vegetation and therefore protector of the farmers, stood inside a precinct Sacro Temenos on the other bank of the river Modione, a seaport and emporium of the city, the archaeological area of ​​Selinunte consists of ´Acropolis, from the Eastern Hill, from the Contrada Manuzza plateau, from the Sanctuary of Malophoros in the Gaggera district and from two Necropolises.
Spectacular to visit, not to be missed.
EXCURSION SELINUNTE: DEPARTURES FROM TRAPANI AND MARSALA € 230.00
EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO TO SELINUNTE € 290.00
INFO AERHEOLOGICAL PARK:
Entrance times: 9.00am - 6.00pm, exit before 7.00pm.
It is open every day from 9 to 18, including holidays.
Ticket price: Full € 6.00, reduced € 3.00
N.B. The price of the excursion to Selinunte indicated includes a number from 1 to 3 participants and not per person, are not included meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Excursion about 4 hours departing from Trapani, Excursion to Selinunte starting from San Vito Lo Capo lasted about 6 hours.
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EXCURSION SEGESTA FROM € 180,00
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Segesta was one of the main cities of the Elymians, a people of peninsular culture and tradition that according to ancient tradition, came from Troy. If you love archeology, but especially if you want to experience the thrill of a jump back in time, do not miss the visit to the Segesta Archaeological Park. The city, strongly Hellenized by appearance and culture, achieved a leading role among the Sicilian centers and in the Mediterranean basin, to the point of involving Athens and Carthage in its secular hostility with Selinunte. Destroyed Selinunte thanks to the Carthaginian intervention in 408 BC, Segesta lived with alternate fortunes the following period, until it was conquered and destroyed by Agatocle of Syracuse in 307 a.c. that imposed the name of Dikai City, City of Justice. Later, after its name, it passed in the course of the first Punic war to the Romans who, by virtue of the common Trojan legendary origin, exempted it from tributes, endowed it with a vast territory and allowed it a new phase of prosperity. Segesta was completely rescheduled on the model of the great micro-Asian cities, taking on a highly scenographic aspect. It has long been assumed that Segesta was abandoned after the vandal raids, but recent investigations have detected a late ancient phase, a large village of Muslim age, followed by a Norman-Swabian settlement, dominated by a castle at the top of Monte Barbaro. Already famous for its two main monuments, the Doric Temple and the Theater, Segesta now has a new season of discoveries, due to scientific excavations aimed at restoring an overall image of the city.
EXCURSION SEGESTA: DEPARTURES FROM TRAPANI € 180.00
EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO TO SEGESTA € 210.00
N.B. The indicated price includes a number from 1 to 3 participants and not per person, are not including meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Excursion about 4 hours. For info and reservations fill out our form with your request or contact us.

 

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EXCURSION ERICE FROM € 120,00
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ERICE EXCURSION
ERICE, suspended between sky, earth and sea, is an ancient medieval village overlooking Trapani. ERICE is one of the most touristy places in this area. If you can visit it at sunset, when the view on the salt pans of Trapani and the Egadi Islands gives the best of itself making it unique in its kind.
ERICE is a real place of peace, enriched by Breathtaking Panoramas, offers to any visitor who arrives, from children to the elderly, a series of itineraries that fully meet their needs. Breathtaking views, stupendous palaces and powerful monuments make the stay at the summit pleasant, enriched by small shops of typical products carefully made by local artisans. ERICE is located at 751 meters s.l.m. and the temperature, even in the height of summer, is of varying degrees lower than the coast. ERICE solar and bright hot summer days, when the light floods the streets and beautiful views open onto the valley and the sea, and that of winter days when, wrapped in clouds, the town seems to rejoin its mythical roots.
ERICE gives the visitor the feeling of tranquility and well-being, seems to have come to a place out of time and reality. The medieval atmosphere, the fresh air, the beautiful pinewoods that surround it, the tranquility that reigns there and the local craftsmanship, ERICE one of the destinations favored by tourists.
ERICE City of Science and Peace, home of the research center ETTORE MAJORANA medieval city is rich in history and traditions that still persist with the passing of the centuries; there are the peculiarities of the Medieval Town, making it unique in its kind.
ERICE is characteristic of tasty and cute little cakes, the Ericini.
ERICE has a history of gastronomy and cultural tradition that was born thanks to the expert hands of the Monastery Monks. A story that, however, has been perpetuated in the years up to us thanks to the skill of the pastry masters of ERICE. These desserts consist of colorful and artistically decorated pastas, almost like real lace. The pastas are then stuffed with cedar marmalade which, by tradition, is placed to mature in special jars. The Ericini are still prepared today with the recipes handed down by the nuns of the Convent of S. Carlo.
Excursion to ERICE to visit absolutely: Castello di Venere, Torretta Pepoli, Balio Gardens, Torre Campanaria, Piazza Umberto, the Matrice, Spanish Quarter.
ERICE EXCURSION WITH DEPARTURES FROM TRAPANI FROM € 120.00
EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO TO ERICE FROM € 200.00
N.B. The indicated price includes a number from 1 to 4 participants and not per person, are not including meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Excursion about 3 hours departing from Trapani, Excursion departing from San Vito Lo Capo lasting about 4 hours. Bookable directly on booking form, having the possibility to choose date, time and number of participants. For info and reservations fill out our form with your request or contact us.

 

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EXCURSION SALINE TRAPANI DA € 70,00
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In the salt pans of Trapani, which imposes the reserve, where the ancient salt extraction activity is carried out, the Oasis area is 986 hectares, it is an important wetland that offers shelter to numerous species of Migratory Birds, oasis of the Pink Flamingo, managed by the WWF. The Reserve includes a coastline extending almost a thousand hectares, divided into zone A Reserve and zone B of Pre Reserve, between the municipalities of Trapani and Paceco.
The salt pans of Trapani most of the Reserve consists of private property, where salt extraction is still practiced according to traditional techniques in use for centuries. Of considerable landscape impact the presence of numerous windmills used to pump the water between the basins.
The salt pans of Trapani beyond this ethno-anthropological value, the site is characterized by being one of the most important coastal wetlands of western Sicily, a resting place for many species of migratory birds.
The salt pans of Trapani consist of a series of tanks in which the water evaporates for solar radiation. In the first tanks, called evaporants, the solution is concentrated, while in the final tank, called salting, the salt is precipitated. The ideal ratio between the evaporating and salting surfaces for the southern Mediterranean climate zone.
The virgin water taken from the sea is fed into the first tank, normally with a water-repellent system. Its initial density is about 3.5 degrees Baumé and when it reaches 5 °, it is transferred to the next tank. In this tank the concentration increases up to 11 °, and the first precipitates start to occur, of which the most significant is calcium carbonate. In the next tank, around 20 °, calcium sulfate precipitates, then in the fourth evaporating tank it reaches 25.7 ° Bé losing all the impurities that were present in the virgin water.
Finally, in the salting tank, the water, at this point called mother water, is saturated with salt and begins its process of deposition of sodium chloride at the bottom of the basins. The density reaches up to 30 °, beyond this density the mother liquors are poured into the sea or in other basins for the extraction of other salts. At the bottom of the basin remains a compact layer of 10-20 cm salt which must be crushed and harvested. The salt production season runs from April to September. Starting from 15 °, and up to 30 ° said salting area, the water can take on a reddish color due to the presence of a particular micro-algae: the Dunaliella salina, able to live in these hypersaline environments, which gives this variable color with density and ranges from light pink to brick red.
The salt pans of Trapani also constitute the habitat of different forms of life adapted to extremely salinity conditions. Among these are the Chironomids, many salt pans, now abandoned because they are no longer economically productive, have been transformed into natural wet reserves, characterized by a large number of animals, characteristic of the salt pans of Trapani is the Pink Flamingo and other breeds of birds mainly, linked to this particular ecosystem, becoming sought after destinations of naturalistic tourism and birdwatching lovers. Diptera whose red-colored larvae live on the silty bottoms of the pools contributing to their coloring, and Artemia Salina, a small crustacean which, nourishing itself of algae and debris, helps to keep the water clear, facilitating evaporation. Together with annelids, molluscs and other insects and crustaceans, they are a fundamental link in the salt-food chain, constituting a source of nourishment for the numerous birds present. At the salt pans of Trapani you can admire a suggestive landscape from the presence of numerous windmills and the strong landscape impact of the mountains of scattered salt, a journey through the pools, canals, windmills, bagli; a game of colors that at sunset are the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. Walking along the canals of Trapani´s salt pans, the only perceptible sounds are those of the waves of the sea and seagulls. The rest is just horizons, mountains of salt, and birds in flight, especially in the period from July to September. As the sun sets behind the Egadi Islands, the entire landscape is colored red, orange and yellow in contrast to the pearly white of the salt, offering a magical and unforgettable spectacle. The salt pans of Trapani are a remnant of nature, a landscape, a place of production, an aesthetic appeal, which surely deserves to be visited.
EXCURSION OF TRAPANI SALINE WITH DEPARTURE FROM TRAPANI € 70.00
EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO TO THE TRAPANI SALINE € 190.00
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EXCURSION MAZARA DEL VALLO € 220,00
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EXCURSION MAZARA DEL VALLO (TRAPANI)
Mazara del Vallo, a town in the province of Trapani, stands on an ancient Phoenician site located along the west coast of Sicily, Mazara Del Vallo, a large town of about 51.424 inhabitants, whose historic center was once enclosed within the Norman walls. Mazara Del Vallo is today the most important fishing port of Italy, second in Europe, using for a large part of Maghreb workers. Capo Boeo and Capo San Marco, on the left bank of the mouth of the river Màzaro and at a distance of about 200 km from the coasts of Tunisia. Mazara del Vallo rose to prominence in the news in March 1998, when a local fishing vessel recovered the Dancing Satyr. Mazara, which means "Castle", in Arabic "Porto", exists from the pre-Hellenic age.
The Arabic Matrix is ​​characterized by a tangle of streets that recall the Islamic medina. The heart of the city is its port, always packed with people engaged in buying and selling fish and just nearby is the Norman church of S. Nicolò Regale, built in 1124.
To be seen:
Collegio dei Gesuiti entering the city center leads to Piazza Plebiscito, bounded by the façade of the church of S. Ignazio and the adjacent former Jesuit college (XVII century) with its 24 Doric columns and the marvel of the imposing arches.
Piazza della Repubblica is the main town square overlooked, in addition to the Basilica-Cathedral (of Norman times but rebuilt in Baroque style), the Episcopal Palace of the sixteenth century and the Palazzo del Seminario vescovile of 1710.
Many Roman sarcophagi are preserved in the cathedral.
Church of San Michele in Mazaro
Diocesan Museum, inaugurated in 1993 that collects the rich silver heritage of the cathedral.
Other churches that deserve a visit are that of San Michele from the 12th century, that of Santa Caterina of 1318, remodeled in the Baroque period, that of San Francesco, an example of Sicilian Baroque, rich in polychromy and decorations.
For those who want to see shops and restaurants Piazza Mokarta is the ideal destination with its splendid view;
Mazara Del Vallo rose to the forefront of the news in March 1998, when a local fishing boat, recovered, about 480 meters deep in the waters of the Channel of Sicily, a bronze sculpture of more than 2 meters, dating back to the Hellenistic period, known by the name of Dancing Satyr. The statue, after being restored and having been for a short period on display in Rome, at Montecitorio, after returning to Mazara del Vallo, has left to be exhibited at Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan, at the Italian Pavilion, from 25 March 2005 to 25 September 2005. From mid-October 2005, the Dancing Satyr is once again exposed to Mazara in the homonymous museum in Piazza Plebiscito.
Mazara del Vallo in June 2010 the city has been recognized by the Regional Department for Productive Activities as a municipality with mainly tourist economy and city of art, and in August 2010 by the Regional Councilor for Tourism, Sports and Entertainment as a tourist destination .
Mazara Del Vallo becomes an important center of Islamic studies for the teaching of literature, poetry, law and religion. The road system of the historical center, the Casbah, still visible today, reveals the Arabic pattern.
N.B. It does not include meals, parking, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Excursion about 4 hours. Bookable directly on booking form.
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EXCURSION MARSALA € 190,00
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Marsala is the first municipality of the province of Trapani and the fifth of Sicily by population, famous for the landing of Garibaldi and the thousand of 11 May 1860 and for the production of the homonymous Marsala wine, for which, since 1987, is Wine. The history of Masala is impossible to state exactly when the first inhabitants settled in the territory of Marsala. The oldest traces date back to the Lower Paleolithic but remains of ancient settlements are continuously brought to light even today. With its 25,000 hectares of land and a population of 80,000 inhabitants. A monumental heritage of great value, churches and monastic complexes of high artistic value, ancient noble palaces and two urban gates contribute to outlining its elegant and refined style. The city of Marsala stands on a pleasant promontory close to the sea. The old town was formerly enclosed within an almost square-shaped city wall and the entrance to the city was possible through the imposing doors that opened on all four sides. Of the four original ones, today it is possible to admire only two: Porta Garibaldi, on which an inscription in Latin entrusts God who enters and who leaves the city, and Porta Nuova. The only thing certain is that the first area to develop in an urban sense was the island of Mozia, thanks to the Carthaginians who made it an important commercial stopover for their trades in the Mediterranean. In 397 BC, Dionysius the Elder, tyrant of Syracuse, in an attempt to become the sole lord of Sicily, reduced Mozia to a pile of rubble.
The inhabitants then took refuge in the promontory in front of the city of Lilibeo, so named because of its geographical position: facing Libya, for the Phoenicians.
During the Punic Wars, which Romans and Carthaginians fought in these waters, Lilibeo maintained a leading role: its strategic position on the sea and the difficulty of its seabed made the city impregnable for those who did not have a thorough knowledge.
In the fourteenth year of the 1st Punic War 250 a.c. when the Roman army arrived at Lilybeo with 200 ships to lay siege and passed another 10 before it could win it. In the wake of the Carthaginians, the Romans continued to exploit the city as a naval base.
Garibaldi lands in the port of Marsala with his Thousand and, together with the Sicilian picciotti who join the expedition, frees southern Italy from the oppressive Bourbon Kingdom to deliver it to Vittorio Emanuele. Every year in Marsala, on 11 May, the city events recall this important page of history.
Long after, in 1943, on 11 May, Marsala suffered the consequences of the Second World War: the allies bombarded the city, with serious damage and hundreds of deaths that earned him the Gold Medal for Civil Valor.
It is also true, however, that in the 1500s, Marsala appeared as a center with a flourishing economic activity based on cereal growing, breeding and the production of salt for which the systems still operating in the Stagnone area were built.
The wine remained instead an activity reserved to the local needs until 1700, when the English merchants made it famous all over the world.
On 11 May 1860 Marsala officially entered the history of the unification of Italy.
 
N.B. The indicated price includes a number from 1 to 3 participants and not per person, each additional person after the 4th see prices on the booking form, are not including meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Excursion about 3 hours. Bookable directly on booking form by clicking on ESCORN BOOK, with the possibility to choose date, time and number of participant

 

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EXCURSION SAN VITO LO CAPO FROM € 170,00
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San Vito Lo Capo, a small seaside resort in north-west Sicily, famous for its beach, among the best in Italy. San Vito Lo Capo, a renowned tourist seaside resort of Sicily, known for its beach, considered by a 2012 Tripadvisor tourist survey among the best of Italy. On its territory is included the westernmost part of the Zingaro Reserve. It is located on the western coast of Sicily, in the homonymous peninsula that ends with Capo San Vito, with the Gulf of Macari to the west and the Zingaro Reserve and the Gulf of Castellammare to the east. There is a golden sandy beach three kilometers long, San Vito Lo Capo where the beach is a natural paradise with its clear waters and the great expanse of white sand. The seabed is very limpid and progressive and therefore it is a very suitable beach for families with children, San Vito Lo Capo, with its mild climate even in winter, is one of the most popular destinations in Sicily. The architecture of the village is characterized by low and white houses, along the streets, fragrant jasmine inebriate the air, The most awaited event of the year is still the week dedicated to the Cous Cous Fest that takes place every year at the end of September. A kermesse that since 1997 has gathered around the typical dish of Arab origin, the whole world. A moment of great celebration of peace among peoples. San Vito Lo Capo becomes in those days the cultural and gastronomic heart not only of Sicily but of the whole Mediterranean.
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EXCURSION FROM SAN VITO LO CAPO FROM FAVIGNANA IS ERICE € 110,00

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EXCURSION ERICE AND SEGESTA FROM € 250,00

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EXCURSION ERICE AND SEGESTA


SALINE EXCURSION OF MARSALA FROM € 180,00

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EXCURSION SELINUNTE FROM € 250,00

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EXCURSION SEGESTA FROM € 180,00

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EXCURSION SEGESTA


EXCURSION ERICE FROM € 120,00

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EXCURSION SALINE TRAPANI DA € 70,00

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EXCURSION MAZARA DEL VALLO € 220,00

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EXCURSION MARSALA € 190,00

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EXCURSION SAN VITO LO CAPO FROM € 170,00

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EXCURSION FAVIGNANA ISLAND FROM PORT OF TRAPANI FROM € 40.00

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FAVIGNANA AND LEVANZO MINICRID EXCURSION


EXCURSION WINE TOUR FROM € 210.00

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