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Top Choice Sicilian in Trapani

Osteria La Bettolaccia

Unwaveringly authentic, this Slow Food favourite just two blocks from the ferry terminal is the perfect place to try cous cous con zuppa di mare (couscous with mixed seafood in a spicy fish sauce, with tomatoes, gar…
Sicilian in Trapani

Al Solito Posto

A 15-minute walk east of the centre, this local hangout is a perennial Slow Food favourite. Service can be a bit surly, but the food is superb, from primi like busiate al pesce spada e melanzane (corkscrew-shaped pa…
Sicilian in Trapani

Tavernetta Ai Lumi

Converted from an 18th-century stable block, this tavern's rustic interior features exposed brickwork, heavy wooden furniture and huge arches, complemented by a delightful sidewalk terrace in the heart of historic T…
Cathedral in Trapani

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

The huge Cattedrale di San Lorenzo has a baroque facade and stuccoed interior.
Church in Trapani

Chiesa del Purgatorio

Just off the corso in the heart of the city, this church houses the impressive 18th-century Misteri, 20 life-sized wooden effigies depicting the story of Christ's Passion, which take centre stage during the city's d…
Church in Trapani

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Gesù

This Catalan-Gothic church in the historic centre houses the exquisite Madonna degli Angeli (Madonna of the Angels), a glazed terracotta statue by Andrea della Robbia.
Church in Trapani

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

The austerity of this 14th-century church near the port is relieved by its fine Gothic rose window and portal.
Museum in Trapani

Museo Nazionale Pepoli

In a former Carmelite monastery, this museum houses the collection of Conte Pepoli, who devoted his life to salvaging Trapani's local arts and crafts, most notably the garish coral carvings – once all the rage in Eu…
Church in Trapani

Santuario dell'Annunziata

At this 14th-century church, 4km east of the centre, the main attraction is the Cappella della Madonna, which contains Nino Pisano's venerated marble sculpture of the Madonna di Trapani, patron saint of the city and…
Pastries in Trapani

La Rinascente

When you enter this bakery through the side door, you'll feel like you've barged into someone's kitchen – and you have! Thankfully, owner Giovanni Costadura's broad smile will quickly put you at ease, as will a tast…