Friday, 7 October 2011

Trapani: an impressive architecture and flair...

Trapani, the biggest city on the west coast of Sicily, is also called by the locals "city between two seas". Founded in the Bronze age, the city is still an important fishing port and a getaway to the nearby Egadi islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Maretimo). Next to the tuna-catching, also salt, marble and marsala-production as well as tourism support the local economy.
Plenty of buildings in the old town arefrom the later Medieval and early modern periods. The visitors stay stunned by its Baroque architecture. The nearby coast is lined up with salt ponds. On the way to them, just before the city a WWF-protected living area for birds is the home of lots of rosa flamingos...directly next to the busy street!

4 comments:

de bossies! said...

Hoi Jana
Niet alleen de architectuur is daar mooi...Maar als ik het goed zie..dan zie ik flamingo's ...ja die krijgen geloof ik die kleur van wegen het zout..(als ik het goed heb)
Fijn weekend
Gr Henk

Filip Demuinck said...

Mm, I like it, Sicily looks like an interesting place.

Greetings,
Filip

AVCr8teur said...

Such lovely architecture! They don't build them like to used to with so many details.

Cloudia said...

very nice post!



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