MARSALA – Day Two

To start off our second day in Marsala, we hopped into the car, and drove along the lagoon, the Stagnone, until we reached the spot where one catches the ferry to the island of San Pantaleo,  to explore the remains of the ancient city of Mozia.  Susan and I were the only two passengers on…

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MARSALA – Day One

Our next stop after Trapani was Marsala, where we would be staying for three nights.  It only takes approx. 45 minutes to drive from one to the other, so we decided to make a stop at the Museo delle Saline, on the way.  The museum is located off of the main coastal road that runs…

TRAPANI – Day Three

We decided to begin our third, and last day in Trapani with a trip to the island of Favignana and the old tuna cannery owned by the Florio family.  The Ferries that run to the three Aegadian islands are situated on the north side of the city, in the port area.  The trip to Favignana…

TRAPANI – Day Two – pt 2

At one point in its history, Trapani was considered one of the most important political and economic centers in all of Sicily.  Because of its location, the city acted as a gateway to North Africa, which is surprisingly close.  No matter where you are in this city, you are never far from the sea.  All…

TRAPANI – Day Two – pt 1

I had booked a two bedroom apartment at the Badia Nuova Residence, on Via Badia Nuova, right in the heart of the historical center of town.  The apartment was on the top floor of the charming hotel, and so the views from our windows were lovely, to say the least.  In addition to the small…