Trapani Car Rental
Located on the extreme west coast of Sicily, Trapani, known as “the city of two seas”, is a perfect destination for travellers with diverse interests.
Trapani has a very long history, even mentioned in the Aeneid, and is able to combine art and nature with fun attractions and good food. Let’s not forget sea and sun, as the city also offers many coves and beaches scattered along its 40 km coastline.
There are lots of things to see and do in Trapani so it’s always a good idea to carefully plan your itinerary so as not to overlook any place, from the most famous to those more unknown!
List of Locations Trapani
Visiting the historic centre of Trapani and its surroundings
The best way to discover all the beautiful sites that Trapani and its surrounding area has to offer is definitely by car. It will allow you to move easily from one place to another.
We suggest you rent a car directly on the island by contacting Maggiore’s office at Vincenzo Florio airport if you are arriving by plane, or if you are arriving by another means of transport you can go to the office in Via Palmieri, in the city centre.
Choosing Maggiore to rent a car in Trapani gives you the certainty of relying on a company with years of experience, attentive to the safety and security of its customers. With Maggiore, you can choose from an extensive rental fleet and benefit from a range of services, while also being assured of renting a car in perfect running condition and that is thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and sanitised.
The first stop on your itinerary through Trapani and the surrounding area can only be the city centre, a veritable open-air museum where you can admire architectural masterpieces such as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo dating back to the 14th century, the Church of Sant’Agostino, dating back to 1101, the Church of Anime Sante del Purgatorio, which holds the “I Misteri”, 22 groups of sculptures, and the Porta Oscura (Dark Door) which has an astronomical clock that is considered one of the oldest in Europe.
A 2 km drive takes you to the Colombaia Castle, located on a small island near the port and to the Ligny Tower, a defensive outpost built in 1671.
You can finish your tour of the city by strolling through the Jewish quarter, where you’ll find Palazzo della Giudecca, or visiting the interesting Agostino Pepoli Regional Museum, housed in the old Carmelite convent.
Discovering the area around Trapani: villages and beaches
Once you are back in your car, you can set off to visit the towns and beaches around the city and enjoy all there is to see and do.
Take the SP13 provincial road and in about 20 minutes by car you will reach Erice, a medieval town set on a cliff that will certainly captivate you with its beautiful monuments from different eras as well as the stupendous view of Trapani, San Vito Lo Capo and the Egadi Islands that you can admire from this point.
After visiting the town, head for Pizzolungo, a hamlet known for its beautiful stretch of coastline and for the legend that this is where Aeneas landed after the death of his father Anchises. You can then drive the 15 km to the Grotta di Mangiapane in Custonaci, an important speleological and geological site, and the Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, where you can go trekking surrounded by nature.
Among the things to see near Trapani are also the Salt Pans, which extend to Marsala, the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, the largest in Europe, the ancient city of Segesta, located on Mount Barbaro and in a panoramic position on the Gulf of Castellammare, and the Zingaro Nature Reserve, with its 1,600 hectares of unspoilt and wild nature.
From here you can easily drive to San Vito Lo Capo, where you can find some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, and to Scopello, a coastal resort renowned for its stacks and for the Tonnara (tuna fishery), one of the oldest in Sicily.
A day at the sea on the beaches of Trapani and its province
The coast of Trapani leaves its visitors literally speechless, thanks to the many beaches, coves and hidden bays that can be found along the way.
Staying in the city, you can enjoy a few hours of sunbathing on the Baia Cornino beach, at the foot of Mount Cofano, on the beach of San Giuliano, known for its crystal-clear sea, or on the Mura di Tramontana beach, with its shallow and calm waters.
You can reach other equally beautiful beaches with your rental car.
Your tour of the beaches near Trapani must include a stop at the 5-km-long Capo Feto beach near Mazara del Vallo, the famous Scopello beach, Cala Beretta, near the Zingaro Reserve and Cala Turchi, one of the most beautiful sand and rock beaches in the province.
If you have some time left, you can go as far as Tre Fontane beach in Campobello di Mazara, Marusa beach, known for its calm waters, and Marinella beach, located right near the archaeological site of Selinunte.
In short, you’ll never get bored visiting the dreamy beaches, picturesque villages and fascinating monuments in and around Trapani, and a rental car will allow you to easily discover all the sights of this fascinating province.