TRAPANI AND ITS “SICKLE”
Mythology tells that the city of Trapani originated from a sickle. In fact, the shape of the promontory that juts out into the sea is that of a sickle, which ends with a Saracen tower called "Ligny".
One of the best ways to admire this strange and unique territorial configuration is to climb up to Erice. It can be done from the cableway , inside the cabins that lead to the mountain, or from the Balio Gardens. It is a magical sight, which enchants and captivates.
The Egadi are a wonderful archipelago of three islands and two islets, as well as a series of rocks and stacks, which rise above the sea, right in front of the Trapani coast. From the Balio Gardens of Erice you can admire in their pride, and observe, with the same view, also the salt pans of Trapani and the surrounding countryside. On clearer and less cloudy days, looking further to the left, you can also see the island of Pantelleria. A suggestive and seductive vision.
GULF OF CORNINO AND MONTE COFANO
The Gulf of Cornino and Monte Cofano is probably one of the best known panoramas of this area. A fabulous Dolomite mountain that stands directly on the sea, at the end of a promontory, and a beautiful coast with a crystal clear sea, are the scenario that lies before us, and that leaves you speechless. Once again it is the Balio Gardens in Erice, which look at the landscape practically at 360 degrees, to be the best observation point, but Valderice also offers a very suggestive angle.
See the Monte Cofano behind, and the beautiful Macari beach? From the lookout of San Vito lo Capo you can. It is like observing, mirrored, the previous perspective. Wonderful and evocative, this Trapani panorama is perfect, ideal for admiring one of the characteristic Sicilian sunsets, bright and sparkling, with the sun gradually disappearing on the right, below the horizon, and the evening twilight that takes on more and more body. A painting that materializes.
FARAGLIONI AND TONNARA DI SCOPELLO
An incredibly beautiful landscape, certainly wild and rural, in which to get lost in breath. Scopello offers it, in Castellammare del Golfo, with its tonnara and the stacks that rise on a very blue sea. A window overlooking the sea, with wild vegetation to act as a backdrop and to make it even more unique, which arouses charm and emotions. A perfect location for an advertising set, which relaxes and cheers up the mind.
BELVEDERE OF CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO
In the road that leads to Castellammare del Golfo, a short distance from the town, in an elevated area, there is a wonderful viewpoint with a clearing in which it is worth stopping and getting lost in the horizon. Looking out from the wall, in fact, you can admire the wonderful panorama of Castellammare del Golfo, where you can glimpse the village, the port and the castle. It is really worth it.
TEMPLE OF SEGESTA AND HILLS
The panorama that includes the temple of Segesta, the Greek theater and the surrounding hills with their intense vegetation and crops, is an example of how beautiful there is to see in Sicily. To be admired along the road that leads to the archaeological site, perhaps on Mount Pispisa, on a quad bike, during an excursion. A vision that gives sincere emotions that have their roots in time.
CASTLE OF THE COLOMBAIA
The Colombaia Castle, one of the symbols of the city of Trapani, is an ancient medieval fortress, which throughout history has also been used as a prison. It stands on an abandoned islet, extremely close to the coast. It can be admired observing it on the strip of land opposite, near the Nasi cottage, or from the Lazzaretto. A superb and proud vision, very austere, which undoubtedly deserves several photographs.
SALINE OF TRAPANI
The salt pans of Trapani are one of the obligatory stops for those visiting the Trapani area. With pink flamingos and massed salt ready to be worked, with the acrid smell that stings the nostrils and the mills that bring back to the past, the salt pans offer enchanting panoramas, both looking towards the sea and inland. A unique location in which to stop for hours, so as not to overlook any detail.
CIMA MONTE COFANO
On Mount Cofano (659 s.l.m.), in the Custonaci oriented nature reserve, you can observe the whole area from Erice up to San Vito lo Capo, practically at 360 degrees. The top offers truly unique and extraordinary perspectives. The view of the Gulf of Macari is very particular, one of the most beautiful and unspoiled stretches of coast in western Sicily, with Monte Monaco di San Vito lo Capo in the background. The panorama of the Tyrrhenian Sea is also suggestive, where you can get lost to the horizon.