Once a flourishing Phoenician trading center, the western coastline of Sicily is often overlooked by the travelers, who proceed to flock to the more popular eastern part. Bagging an enviable location, the crescent-shaped city, wedged between two seas at the foot of Mount Erice and overlooking the Egadi Islands, is free of industrial developments and, instead, harbors protected nature and marine parks. If you happen to stumble upon this Sicilian gem, expect quaint historic towns lined with artistic architectural wonders, an active food culture topped with delicious home-grown wine, plenty of outdoor options like hiking, biking, and diving, authentic village scenes and, of course, splendid coastlines housing jaw-dropping offshore islands.
Here are our top picks for accommodations in the beautiful coastal town of Trapani.
Located right across the buzzing Trapani port, the modern, 4-star property is just a 9-minute walk from the beach and 10 minutes from the historic center. Besides free protected Wi-Fi, the spacious rooms come with a work desk, LCDs with SKY channels, and air-conditioning. But the best part - breakfast is at whatever hour you choose. Because holiday. No more waking up early and rushing to the buffet area before the station shuts down. Also, due to its fantastic position, you needn’t even take the car out of their private parking space, as most hotspots are easily reachable on foot.
Address: Via G. Rubino angolo P.zza Ilio
WiFi Available Face masks for guests available Facilities for disabled guests Shared lounge/TV area Delivered food is securely covered Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines First aid kit available
The lovely family-run property is your home away from home in Trapani, made all the more special by the thoughtful owners who greet their guests with a bottle of wine and kind words. The modern, pet-friendly accommodation is a short walk from the nearest bus stop, which provides easy access to the city center, while the beaches are less than a mile (1.6 km) away. The fully fitted private rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, a balcony, and free toiletries; breakfast every morning comprises assorted pastries, hot drinks, and juices, with gluten-free items available upon request.
L'Isola a colori
Address: Via Marsala, 40, 91100 Trapani, Italy (see map)
Price: from 56 USD / 47 EUR
The gorgeous historic building is located in the heart of the city and just a stroll from the beach, with the nearest beach club being at a mere 15 minutes’ walking distance. Besides the excellent location on the northern coast, the property is a glorious blend of modern designs and traditional Sicilian styles, which is also reflected in the big, spacious rooms that feature flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The sumptuous Sicilian breakfast spread is served on the open terrace with an incredible view of the sea. With top-notch facilities and hospitality, this highly recommended property is totally worth the extra moolah spent.
The cozy attic apartment for two is ideal for touristy couples as it is located at a walking distance from all the shops, restaurants, bars, and, of course, the beach. The large, spacious bedroom features a work desk, a separate lounging area, a fully equipped kitchenette, and a big Sicilian-tiled bathroom. But the lovely rooftop terrace steals the show - a perfect setting for morning coffees and sun-bathing. This kid-friendly accommodation is a rare find and must be booked well in advance.
Terranova Penthouse ApartmentsSuperhost
Top guest reviewsdavide's apartment is amazing it is very well appointed stylish and sparklingly cleanvery central and clean appartment with great roof-terrace davide was very kind and helpfulclean bright and walking distance to everything
Host:davide was a great hostthe apartment was one of the cleanest we have ever rented and david the host was greatdavid was very helpful and fast with repliesdavide is a very nice helpful and communicative hostgreat place and the terrace was lovely davide was also an amazing host and very helpful :)Read more reviewslocation is awesome and so was the accommodationthe location was also perfect being just on the edge of old town which made parking easyit apartment was quiet and made for easy walking around old town
The spacious apartment on the top floor, located in the historic center, is also close to the busy port, which is the landing ground for Egadi Islands and provides connectivity to Palermo airports and Trapani-Birgi as well. Suitable for small families or a group of friends, it comes with two breezy bedrooms, a comfy living area with TV and sofa bed, a modern kitchen, and a lovely sea-view balcony. This perfect holiday rental, though on a high floor, features a lift - so you don’t have to worry about lugging those heavy suitcases up the stairs.
La terrazza di Maria - TrapaniTrapani, Sicilia, Italy
Top guest reviewsair conditioning is greatamazing apartment great views from the balconythere’s modern and efficient air conditioningthe wifi worked very well throughout our stay and all the amenities provided were appreciatedwould highly recommend this place & it has great views we enjoyed breakfast on the balconyvery clean and comfortableimmaculately clean and lovely big fluffy towelsthe bed is comfortable and the bedding and towels smell “hotel clean”the place was very clean & largehouse was clean and stocked with linens towels water and snacks
Host:she is a great hostsimona was a lovely hostthe host is really helpful and flexible personsimona was a wonderful host who accommodated several of our "extra" requestsshe is surely wins best host on our tripRead more reviewsclose to old town and easy to walk arounda perfect apartment in a perfect locationsimona's apartment is situated in a very good locationsimona's place is in a very good locationthe location is perfect to explore the city
The dreamy beach house in Alcamo Marina is practically on the soft-sand beach, and enjoys close proximity to popular haunts like Natural Reserve of Zingaro, Scopello, and Palermo. With three master bedrooms, a big living area, and a fully equipped kitchen, the casa easily accommodates 8-10 people, while the three private terraces offer incredible views of the ocean along with al fresco dining options. A private beach access leads you to a small deck with sun loungers - your own secret haven - which is exactly where you’ll acquire that enviable holiday tan.
Beach house near Trapani airport
Price: from 43 USD / 36 EUR
Number of Guests: 10
Located bang in the middle of the ‘pedestrian island’ of old town, yet close to the beach, the modern apartment provides ample choices for wining, dining, and exploring the architectural wonders of Trapani. After acquiring a face-lift in 2013, the tastefully furnished flat features a master bedroom, a second bedroom with bunk beds, a living room, and a functional kitchen. While the public parking space is only a short walk away, keep your vehicle on standby mode and explore the picturesque town like a local - on foot and by public transport.
Apartment in the historic center
Price: from 65 USD / 54 EUR
Number of Guests: 4
Enjoying a central location, this self-catering accommodation is steps away from the beach, thereby boasting fully equipped, modern suites with incredible ocean views. These bright, airy spaces come with a living area and a kitchenette, which makes preparing your own meals a very convenient affair. The hotel acquired its name from the buzzing street of Via Garibaldi, and offers easy connectivity to public transport links located at a 5-minute walking distance, while boat trips and airport transfer services are efficiently organized by the helpful staff at the reception.
Experience a true blue Mediterranean holiday in Trapani
Surprisingly not on tourists’ radar, this Sicilian beauty is largely undiscovered, which only means that the dazzling coastlines have less people occupying the sandy beaches, the quaint villages are devoid of jostling tourist groups, the historic sites have smaller queues (or none at all), and the night clubs have just the right kind of crowd to ensure a fun night out. Enjoy the city at your own pace as it has something for everyone - enough outdoor activities for adrenaline junkies as well as quiet, serene spots for laid-back holiday-makers. And then, there’s always the wine!
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