Segesta, Erice & Trapani

Travel in Italy as an Italian

Theater of Segesta

The theater of Segesta is located on the northern slopes of Mount Barbaro. Quite well preserved, it has a cavea of about 63 m of diameter, partly cut into the same rock and partly built and supported by a wall with limestone blocks. The upper part of the cavea, now lost, was perhaps surrounded by a mighty semi-circular supporting wall. Under the cavea, a sacred cave was explored, where Elymian rites were probably held.


Erice is an unforgettable medieval hilltown with ancient origins in Sicily. The sober historic town is surrounded by defensive town walls, crowned by a castle, and dominates the surrounding area.

Cous cous

The couscous was introduced into the Sicilian cuisine during the Arab domination (827-1091 AD). Especially common in Trapani area, in the island of Favignana and in Mazara del Vallo, it has almost become a daily use. Here the couscous is cooked in a special casserole, the mafaradda, and accompanied with a tasty fish broth.


Trapani, with its sickle shape, from the Greek Drepanon, enjoys an enviable geographical position: between two seas, at the foot of Mount Erice, near Selinunte, opposite to splendid Egadi Islands and the famous salt pans.


Crunchy on the outside and soft inside the "Genovesi di Erice" are delicious cakes filled with custard, of a unique delicacy.


Dinner in Trapani in a selected elegant restaurant with revisited  traditional dishes.


Walking through its historical center, the various cultural stratifications that, over the centuries and through the many dominations, have left evidence of architectural, artistic and monumental value, are immediately evident.