The Shoe Invasion – Scarpe & Scarpe takes Trapani by storm

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.

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Guess why there are so many cafès in Trapani

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:

 

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Monte Erice, Trapani

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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.

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