West of Sicily
Splendid sunny beaches, islands surrounded by turquoise waters, breathtaking views, ancient villages and archeological sites. West Sicily is the ideal location for an unforgettable holiday by the sea, immersed in nature, history and tradition, from the fascinating seascapes of the Egadi Islands, just off the coast, to the evocative scenery of the Stagnone lagoon and the island of Mozia, to the ancient salt pans with their windmills on the coast road between Trapani and Marsala. Both of these lively towns, returned to their former splendour thanks to careful town planning and accurate renovation work, still give testimony to the various civilisations that dominated over the course of the centuries. Arabic influence is particularly evident in the historic centre of Mazara del Vallo with its typical Islamic casbah features. Nearby, the charming medieval town of Erice, which dominates Mount San Giuliano, and the majestic ancient Greek temples of Segesta to the north and Selinunte to the south are certainly worth a visit.