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The Trapani region is a remarkable treasure trove of attractions. It boasts charming medieval hill villages, medieval castles, tropical beaches, magnificent natural reserves, Punic remains, Greek temples, and theatres. Trapani, like the rest of Sicily, was subjected to a number of foreign occupations, each of which left its stamp on the region's culture and monuments. Over the years, the city has been ruled by the Carthaginians, Romans, the Vandals, the Ostrogoths, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Aragoneses, and the Spaniards. As a result, the city is brimming with historical landmarks and culturally significant artefacts.

For an enjoyable trip, book your Trapani car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel for the best deals! Prices for car hire in Trapani start from just €33 per day for a mini Fiat Panda or similar. For an economy car (like a Renault Clio), daily prices start at €35.

Guide to Trapani


On the west coast of Sicily, Trapani is both a city and a municipality. The city serves as the provincial capital of Trapani and is a major fishing harbour and access point to the adjacent Egidi Islands.

Climate in Trapani

Located on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Trapani enjoys a warm, dry climate throughout the year, with only minor rainfall during the winter. In comparison to other parts of Sicily and Calabria, summer lows are colder here, but it stays warm for a longer period of time.


The Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani is a day-long passion procession organized and sponsored by Trapani's guilds, including twenty floats of wood, canvas, and glue sculptures, most of which date from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Things to do in Trapani

Stroll through the historic Old Town

Many of the city's baroque aristocratic residences and historic churches may be found in Trapani's beautiful Old Town. The Cathedral of Saint Lawrence the Martyr may be seen if you keep going along Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Visit the Church of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, which houses the famed "Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani," a Good Friday procession including twenty sculptural groups symbolizing Jesus' life story. The Baroque College Church of the Jesuits and the Senatorial or Cavarretta Palace are also noteworthy, as well as the clock tower, one of Europe's oldest astronomical timepieces.

Explore the fascinating Agostino Pepoli Regional Museum.

A former 14th-century Carmelite convent, this municipal museum was built in the early 1900s by Count Agostino Pepoli. With a collection dedicated to the "art in red" of the renowned "curaddari masters," this museum has become a national symbol of applied arts in Trapani. A Christmas crib constructed of coral that receives a variety of chromatic effects with gilded copper, enamels, silver, and ivory is one of the most magnificent items on display. Noble households previously exhibited it, before it was brought over to the museum for safekeeping.

Drive down to Erice

About 30 minutes by car from Trapani, Erice offers stunning mountain top views of the surrounding area, including Trapani, the western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic north-eastern Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito, and the north-western coast of the Aegadian Islands. The northeastern half of the region still has old Elymian and Phoenician wall remnants (Cyclopean masonry), indicating different degrees of occupancy and occupation during ancient times.

Eating out in Trapani

Iò - EAT&GREET is well-known for its delectable hamburgers. Try the crocchetta and fries with cheese sauce on top, which are both fantastic. Serisso 47 Di Gaetano Basirico offers high-quality Sicilian cuisine at an affordable price. To get delicious, locally sourced snacks and wine, go to Torre Vecchia Restaurant. The red tuna and octopus from their daily catch melt in your mouth like butter.

Trapani Transport


You may fly into Trapani–Birgi Airport (TPS), situated between Trapani and Marsala, or to Palermo–Falcone Borsellino Airport (PMO).

Getting around Trapani

ATM Trapani (Azienda Trasporti e Mobilità) offers 20 bus lines in Palermo, stopping at over 423 bus stops. Many visitors travelling across southern Italy also opt to hire a car for more flexibility, comfort and convenience.

Top Tips when hiring a car in Trapani

● The car hire companies found in Trapani Airport offer the best car hire deals when it comes to average price and convenience of car rental.

● As with most airport locations, you can pick up your vehicle with a full tank as soon as you land and begin to explore the city and its surrounding points of interest such as San Vito lo Capo, the remote and hidden beaches and of course the gorgeous coast.

● A day trip to the Egadi Islands is also recommended if you have rent a car.

● A big number of users encountered rental cars in Trapani for less than £30 per day.

● Booking your rental car in Trapani in advance even if it's by at least 1 day before your trip ensures you'll get cheap car hire deals.

● When you go to pick up your car whether it is in the Vincenzo Florio Airport, Birgi Airport or the city centre, make sure yo go over the details of the agreement carefully, such as the collision damage waiver, what you pay for, company details and different drop off and pick up locations.

● Compact hire car models are the cheapest and most popular for Trapani car hire among different types of hire cars.

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FAQs about car hire in Trapani

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Trapani

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Trapani is just €39.
Prices for Trapani car hire start from just €33 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Trapani you must be at least 21 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Trapani car hire agreement upon request.
The best car for exploring Trapani would be a mini size car like a Fiat Panda or similar.
Trapani is one of the inexpensive Italian cities to visit. You’ll spend more or less €44 per day.
Renting a car in Trapani is quite cheap so it’s worth renting because it can be more economic than public transport if you’ll be moving around a lot.
You should start exploring Trapani at the Duomo square, where you will find not one Cathedral, but two.
September is a good month to discover Trapani since on this month you can visit the surroundings of the city and immerse yourself in the world of Franciacorta, a small town of subtle hills that produces the famous sparkling wine that bears its name.
The most inexpensive options begin at €108 for a week, which is €16 per day.
The average price of a litre of fuel in Trapani can vary between EUR 1.40 and EUR 1.20.

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