town extends partly on a flat area of land dominated by the Mount
Erice or S. Giuliano that closes the Sicilian Channel to the North,
and partly coasts the sea.
The area’s other boundaries are represented by the Stagnone
lagoon and a sea where the beauty and fascination of the Egadi islands
stands out. The whole area offers the opportunity to admire the
wonderful sights on the saltpans, that here prevail almost uncontested
for about thirty kilometres.
In regards to its minor islands, small but important for their environment
and of course tourism, we shouldn’t forget Pantelleria: an
island luscious with green and immersed in the sea, with an archaeological
‘flavour’ as the "Sesi" – the graves
– and the Phoenician tombs testify, its important agricultural
production of capers and “zibibbo” wine grapes from
which is produced an excellent table wine and a superb “moscato”,
and finally its fascinating sea and wonderful beaches.
Also in this province is Mozia island, precisely in the centre of
the Stagnone and nearby Marsala. From the historical viewpoint,
this island deserves a mention as it used to be an ancient Phoenician-Punic
centre while its landscape and naturalistic beauty are breathtaking.
Geographically the province is very rich of Integral or Oriented
Natural Reserves that are included in the natural protection regulations
in force and that permit to enjoy this really green, regenerating
In the province of Trapani there are several reserves: the Natural
Oriented Reserve at the Outlet of the Belice River and surrounding
dunes, the Stagnone islands in Marsala, the Alcamo forest , the
Zingaro, the Trapani’s and Paceco’s saltpans, Mount
Cofano, the Lakes of Pergola and Gorghi Tondi and finally the Island
Finally we also remind the rural landscapes of the province that
contribute to enrich its charm.
Campobello Di Mazara
Castellammare Del Golfo
Mazara Del Vallo
San Vito Lo Capo
Saline Dello Stagnone
Isola Di Formica
Cave Di Cusa
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