Scarpe & Scarpe,one of the most famous shoe chain stores in Italy, has arrived in Trapani, not exactly in the city, a bit out of it but it’s only about 10 minutes by car, or less. It caused great excitement in Trapani and its province.
Scarpe & Scarpe sells all kinds of shoes and boots, high quality but affordable prices. Shoes for both men and women. They also sell hats, umbrellas, socks, scarves, sweaters and jackets.
Trapani is only slightly more than 100 sq. miles but there are hundreds of bars (cafès) all over the city. Sicilians love to hang around cafes. That’s where they have their breakfast (coffee and cornetto), meet up with friends, or read the newspapers. Yes, most bars offer a daily newspapers for customers to read free of charge. It’s quite an incentive for people to come as a newspaper (Il Giornale di Sicilia) costs 1,30 Euros, not cheap. An espresso costs from 80c to 1 Euro, depending on the location of the cafè. A cornetto (croissant) is usually about 1 euro.
Here are some pictures of the cafès you will find in Trapani:
Erice is a small medieval town on top of Mount Erice. It is fortified with a wall. The monks in the old monastery were famous for making the “mustazzoli” biscuits. Now it has become a tourist attraction. The view from Erice is breath-taking.
Erice can be reached by cable car or by bus from Trapani. Cars aren’t allowed unless the owners are residents of the town.
Trapani is situated between two seas…the Tyrrhenean on the North and the Mediterranean on the South… so there is lots of air circulating. The winds blowing are the tramontana, maestrale and scirocco.
Here are some pictures of the Northern coast on a “very” windy day in Trapani.
Villa Margherita is a small park in the city center. It has a playground, a mini zoo with ducks and geese swimming in a small, and not so clean, pond. There is also a stage where musical performances and operas are arranged in the summer.
Trapani is a port city in North-Western Sicily. It is located between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
The city is famous for its coral and salt.
Thanks to Ryan Airways it is now very easy to travel to Trapani from practically any capital city in Europe.