Lat: 38° 1' 15.17010" N - Long: 12° 31' 46.27555" E
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Trapani is known as the Sale and Sailing Town; Over time it has developed a flourishing economic activity linked to the extraction of salt.
It is also important for coral processing.
In ancient times it was called Drepanum; the mythology tells that a sickle fell from the hands of Ceres or of Saturn, changed into a land on which the town rose, for this shape called Drepanon ("sickle" in ancient Greek, similar to "Zancle", Messina ).
The Elimi were the founders of the first residential nucleus of Trapani, then followed by the Carthaginians.
During their domination the walls were strengthened, the Castle of Terra, the Torre Pali and the Torre Peliade or Colombaia were built, and part of the inhabitants of Erice moved there.
Subsequently the Romans conquered the town that had a period of decadence and was depopulated.
With the Arabs and the Normans Trapani reached a fervent development in the trade and in the cultural activities.
During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the town became larger and became the most economically and politically important center of western Sicily, so much so that it deserved the name of "Key of the Kingdom".
One of the most striking views of the town is the north promenade of the historic center: about one kilometer long, it extends from Piazza Mercato del Pesce to the Bastion Conca.
Not to be missed in Trapani, on Good Friday, the Procession of the Mysteries, in which twenty statuesque groups depicting the Passion and Death of Christ, made of wood, canvas and glue by the artisans of Trapani almost all between the 17th and 18th centuries, are carried shoulder to the streets of the town.
Today we discover...
Hermitage Maria SS.Adonai
The oldest sanctuary in Sicily
Eremo Maria SS.Adonai
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