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Nov 6, 2017 - Egadi Islands

Egadi Islands Written by Lois There are 3 small islands just west of Trapani, called the Egadi Islands. They were settled by the Phoenicians and over the centuries, have been taken over by a variety of other cultures. As we found out, there were settlers there thousands of years ago. While we are hiking around this area, our second guide is named Eduardo. We kid him that he really doesn't look Sicilian; he's about 6'2" and has a lot of curly red hair. His English is not as good as Irene's, so if he has to hunt for a word, she is there to...

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Nov 4, 2017 - On to Trapani

Lois begins: On Friday morning November 3 we returned to the Palermo airport, where we met the group for our Road Scholar hiking trip in the northwest corner of Sicily. I didn't realize quite how close we are to Africa; it's easy to see why so many refugees end up here, and why this area has been a center of civilization for thousands of years. Today our guide was showing us a building that was built in in 600 BC! She mentioned the Punic Wars. I wish I remembered more from my World History classes. The weather has continued to be stunning,...

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Jun 6, 2016 - Nubia

This morning we docked in Palermo, Sicily and we headed straight out of town, then back in town, then out of town... love that GPS. We stopped in Castellammare at a coffee shop for pastries and coffee and then onto San Vito Lo Capo, one of the top beaches in Sicily. We sun tanned for an hour on the beach and then down the street for lunch. We ate at a little place called Tattoria Pizzeria Il Timone. I had seafood salad and Elton had the muscles special. His first course was a bowl of muscles and then spaghetti with muscles and then lemon...

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Oct 21, 2014 - Trapani

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about Trapani: “The lively port city of Trapani makes a wonderful base for exploring Sicily’s western tip. Its historic centre is filled with atmospheric pedestrian streets and some lovely churches and baroque buildings. The surrounding countryside is beautiful, ranging from the watery vastness of the coastal salt ponds to the rugged mountainous shoreline north of town. Once situated at the heart of a powerful trading network that stretched from...

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Sep 6, 2011 - Trapani & Erice

Tuesday, September 6 - Trapani, Sicily The western point of the Sicilian triangle is a land of wild beauty, where rocky coves and cliffs overlook sandy and all but deserted beaches. Trapani was founded by the Elymians to serve as the port of the nearby city of Erice, which overlooks it from Monte San Giuliana. The city sits on a low-lying promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea. It was originally named Drepanon from the Greek word for “sickle”, because of the curving shape of its harbor. Today it is known for it’s production of...

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Apr 22, 2011 - Palermo-Segesta & Trapani

We had a wonderful trip today being guided by loving family memebers. We we toured through the Greek ruins of Segesta and then on to Trapani for the Mystery Procession event of Good Friday. Young men carry very heavy statues through the streets for twenty hours ending on Saturday. Bands follow the Statues along with parade marches.

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Oct 23, 2010 - Day 23 Trapani, Sicily

Beautiful sunny day. Took a bus tour around the streets for 45 min. No one to tell us what we are seeing. Saw the fishing boat dock and a small veggie sale going on on the street. 7 euros each. Went to a little flea market and bought some canned fish. Sat in a garden and had a drink. Quiet because it is Sunday. Cars drive on the right side of the street. Beautiful bay with various shades of blue. Driving on the right side of the street.

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Aug 18, 2010 - Trapani, Sicily

During this cruise we are making two stops on Sicily. Our first was in Trapani a small town on the western coast. I decided to ditch the tour I booked and just walk around with Lisa. She was on a mission for pottery and I was looking for carved coral (a local handicraft). We ended our visit at Cantina Siciliana where we had some amazing local food.

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May 6, 2007 - Circle tour to the western tip of Sicily - Trapani & Marsala

May 6 - Sunday - A circle tour west to Trapani, then south to Marsala, and back to Monreale. We saw defensive towers on the coast, old ones, then dropped down to the flat coast south of Trapani, possibly land reclaimed from the sea? There were many vineyards, and a 'wine route' is posted. Just south of Trapani is Marsala, very famous for centuries for its wine. An island protects the coast and forms a lagoon with several smaller islands in it along this coast. The water is very shallow, with no waves, and the kite-surfers and wind-surfers...

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May 18, 2005 - Day trip to Capri, then on to Sicily

Yesterday we went to the island of Capri. The ferry ride over was nice and relaxing in the sunshine, though it was hard to see very far because of the haze. Capri was crazy and crowded- full of tourists, with boat men accosting you as soon as you step off the ferry to get you to pay them E100 to take you around the island in their little fishing boats. We would have really liked to do it, and the tide was perfect, but it’s too expensive for just the two of us, and we didn’t have anyone else to go in on it with us to split up the cost. So we...

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