Trapani is a city with an outstanding environmental and cultural heritage. It lies on a flat area that stretches out into the sea and ends with two spikes: on one rises the Ligny Tower, built in 1671 and offering breathtaking views of the city and the Egadi Islands; on the other is a lazaretto, now home to the local section of the Italian Naval League. Not far away, in the middle of the sea, the Colombaia (dovecote) or “Sea Castle” is one of the symbols of the city.
There are several specialties from the area, such as wine, capers, garlic, oranges, olive oil. The local cuisine is incomparable and unusual with its magic flavours. Among the most popular dishes is cùscusu, fish couscous. Noble traditions remarkably continue to be passed down through the centuries, in particular religious festivals and local crafts of coral and ceramics.