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Trapani

 

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Trapani is a town of 71 thousand inhabitants, the capital of the homonymous province. It is located in the western part of Sicily and stands on the same headland as the ancient Drepanon, Greek word that means sickle, given the shape of the peninsula on which the city stands. It is also called "City of the two Seas" as the coastal area north of the city looks out to the Tyrrhenian Sea while the west coast of the city looks out over the Mediterranean Sea.
Visiting the city of Trapani is like diving into different historical periods. Each corner features monuments, churches, palaces, which tell the life of the city in different centuries. The heart of Trapani continues to be represented by the port in the Old Town.
The old town of Trapani is a succession of historic palaces and churches of great artistic value: Cavarretta Palace, the Cathedral, the Palace of Riccio Morana, Palazzo San Rocco, Palazzo Riccio of San Joachim, Lucatelli Palace, the College Church. Not far away is the Church of Purgatory, where the sacred statutes of the Mysteries of Trapani are kept. From Via Garibaldi, via a flight of steps on the left, one can reach the Church of San Domenico with the adjoining convent. Making your way to Torrearsa, Piazza Sant'Agostino opens up with the Church characterised by the façade embellished by a rosette and the Fountain of Saturn. Further on, you can reach Piazza Scarlatti, which stands next to the former Church of St. James, the current seat of the Fardelliana Library.
As for the museums, one can mention the Augustine Pepoli museum, located in the ancient Village Annunziata, housed in the former fourteenth century monastery of the Carmelites, adjacent to the sanctuary, and one of the most important Sicilian museums. It houses a remarkable collection of decorative arts, sculpture, including works by Gagini and a picture gallery that includes, among others, paintings by Titian and Giacomo Balla. Also worth visiting are the Salt Museum and the Prehistoric Age Museum.