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WEST SICILY IS THE BEST

Discover Terrasini: A Delightful Escape in Sicily's West

Embark on a Captivating Journey of Natural Wonders, Rich History, and Cultural Delights

Venture into the enchanting town of Terrasini, nestled on Sicily's southeastern coast, and discover a haven where natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture intertwine to create an unforgettable travel experience. From pristine beaches and tranquil nature trails to ancient ruins and captivating historical landmarks, Terrasini offers a diverse array of attractions that will captivate every traveler's senses.

Unwind in Terrasini's Paradise of Natural Beauty

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Terrasini's coastline, where turquoise waters beckon you to bask in the sun or embark on exhilarating water sports adventures. Stroll along the scenic promenade, surrounded by lush greenery and the gentle caress of the Mediterranean breeze. Venture into the nearby Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, a nature reserve that boasts stunning cliffs, secluded coves, and a diverse array of flora and fauna, offering a breathtaking escape into the heart of nature.

Step Back in Time at Terrasini's Enthralling Historical Landmarks

Trace Terrasini's rich heritage back to the Phoenicians as you explore captivating historical landmarks like the 15th-century Castello di Terrasini, a fortress offering panoramic views of the town and the sea. Delve into the mysteries of the past at the Baglio di Scopello, a 17th-century Arab-Norman estate steeped in historical intrigue. Immerse yourself in Terrasini's fascinating history at the Museo Civico, home to an impressive collection of archaeological artifacts that chronicle the town's journey through time.

Embark on Cultural Adventures and Culinary Delights

Experience the vibrant cultural scene of Terrasini, where tradition and modernity harmoniously blend. Immerse yourself in the local spirit by attending the annual Festa di Sant'Isidoro, a celebration of the town's patron saint. Savor the flavors of Sicilian cuisine at one of the town's many trattorias, where fresh, locally sourced ingredients take center stage, creating culinary masterpieces that will tantalize your taste buds.

Venture Beyond Terrasini's Shores to Discover Captivating Destinations

Terrasini serves as a perfect base for exploring the wider region, offering easy access to a wealth of historical and cultural treasures. Discover the ancient ruins of Segesta and Selinunte, two UNESCO-listed archaeological sites offering a glimpse into Sicily's rich history. Take a captivating day trip to the enchanting island of Mozia, where remnants of a Phoenician settlement await your exploration.

Beyond Terrasini's Shores: Unveiling the Enchanting West

Venture beyond Terrasini's shores to discover captivating destinations within a one-hour drive:

  • Riserva Naturale Saline di Trapani e Paceco: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of a vast salt marshland, where stunning salt pans and views of Mount Erice promise a unique natural experience.

  • Monreale: Delve into the artistic and historical treasures of Monreale, where the Norman Palace and its exquisite Byzantine mosaics await your admiration.

  • Erice: Ascend to Erice, a medieval town perched atop an imposing mountain, offering breathtaking views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Explore its narrow streets, charming squares, and historical landmarks.

  • Trapani: Explore the salt pans of Trapani, where traditional methods of salt production have been practiced for centuries. Delve into the city's rich history and admire its architectural gems.

  • Selinunte: Witness the grandeur of ancient civilizations at Selinunte, where the ruins of one of Sicily's largest Greek cities stand majestically.

 

An Unforgettable Journey Awaits in Sicily's West With its captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture, Terrasini and its surrounding areas offer an unforgettable travel experience that will leave you longing for more. Embark on a journey to discover the hidden gems of western Sicily and create memories that will last a lifetime.

RISERVA DELLO ZINGARO

The Zingaro Reserve is one of the most admired natural gems in Sicily. There, you can experience the sea as it was centuries ago, if not millennia; the work of man lacks almost entirely, except for some rural houses. There is not one coastal road, there are no cars, no noise except the one coming from wind and waves. The preserve was established because of the document signed by thousands of citizens that have prevented the construction of a street connecting directly Scopello to San Vito Lo Capo. Thanks to them, there is only a “face to face” between man and the genista, the olive, holm oak, between the walker and the curious eyes of a fox or a seagull that met by chance on their path.

BAGLIO DI SCOPELLO

The Baglio di Scopello is a construction of Arabic origin dating back to the seventeenth century. Point of reference and centre of a small community, it rises in the district of Scopello, a hamlet of Castellammare del Golfo. The medieval village develops around a quadrilateral structure and a common courtyard that acts as a shield for the few houses present. The village still preserves a rural aspect and is a place not to be missed in the province of Trapani. Nearby, among the main attractions is the Zingaro Reserve, a wonderful stretch of coast characterized by white pebble beaches.Baglio di Scopello a village in the province of Trapani, Sicily
Stone paved and a precious drinking trough. From here begins the visit to the Baglio di Scopello, a site of great scenic and historical value.Set on a cliff, it looks like a living crib, a corner caressed by a few souls, where time seems to have stopped.It is an authentic place, where you can meet the hollowed out faces of the local people and the flavours of Sicilian gastronomy. Inside it are developed simple activities related to the catering sector, tourist reception and crafts.A huge arch marks the entrance threshold of the Baglio Isonzo and opens the doors to the presence of a centuries-old oak tree, witness of past civilizations. One breathes a golden atmosphere, of deep tranquillity, which screens the intrigued glances of travellers.

CARINI CASTLE

the manor became famous as the scene of a tragic event: on 4 December 1563 woman Laura Lanza di Trabia Baroness of Carini, wife of Don Vincenzo La Grua-Talamanca, was killed by her father for reasons of honour together with her alleged lover Ludovico Vernagallo. The deaths of the two are recorded in the historical archive of the mother church of Carini. The bitter case of Signora di Carini was not immediately public knowledge, the power of the families involved immediately silenced the diarists of the time, who only reported the date and the news of Signora di Carini's death. Don Cesare Lanza di Trabia was acquitted under the law in force and the following year he was awarded the title of Count of Mussomeli. The story was dealt with in the mid-nineteenth century by the scholar Salvatore Salomone Marino who was able to reconstruct, thanks to what he learned from the people through various "cunti" handed down over the centuries by storytellers, the story of Laura and her beloved Ludovico. Legend has it that on the anniversary of the crime, the imprint of the bloody hand left by the murdered Baroness would appear on a wall in the room where Laura was killed.

ERICE

A site of unforgettable beauty characterizes Erice, an ancient Phoenician and Greek city, perched at a height of 751 m on the mountain of the same name, crowned by a triangular plateau with a terrace overlooking the sea. Defended by ramparts and walls, the city is a labyrinth of cobbled streets and passages so narrow as to allow the passage of a single man. The houses, closed to each other, have pretty and well-kept internal courtyards, defended and protected from the sight of passers-by so that family life takes place in complete intimacy.