Sicily is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Not for nothing it is called the Pearl of the Mediterranean.
The island’s charm lies in its traditions. The people are greatly attached to the old ways, and don’t want them to change. The problem is that the world is changing at the speed of light and Sicily is left behind, and it’s even going backwards.
One Step forward, 2 steps backward
Thanks to Ryan Airways, Trapani has been put on the map. The city is connected with most capital cities in Europe. The flights are short and sweet (especially the prices).
A flight from England, if booked well in advance, can empty your wallet by around Euros 50 round trip.
When you arrive at Birgi Airport (Trapani’s airport) you might want to take a taxi to the city. Well, that will cost you Euros 35 one way! Don’t even think about booking a taxi to San Vito – the Hawaii of Sicily – the trip will cost Euros 60, again one way. In other words, it is very cheap to fly into Sicily but once you get here, you will be skinned!
There is a bus at the airport that will take you to the city center, but you need to make sure you don’t arrive on Sundays or holidays. Do you want to know why?
Back to the Middle Ages
You must not arrive in, or depart from, Trapani, on Sundays and holidays because public transport stops on Sundays and holidays. Yes, that’s the way it is. After all, the drivers need their holidays too. So, local inhabitants and tourists must use their car, if they have one. No car? Then you either take a taxi or… WALK!