Trapani Travel Guide

Culture

The city is renowned for its Easter related Holy Week activities and traditions, culminating between Good Friday and Holy Saturday in the Processione dei Misteri di Trapani, colloquially simply the Misteri di Trapani (in English the Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani or the Mysteries of Trapani), a day long passion procession organized and sponsored by the city's guilds, featuring twenty floats of lifelike wood, canvas and glue sculptures, mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries, of individual scenes of the events of the Passion.

The Misteri are among the oldest continuously running religious events in Europe, having been played every Good Friday since before the Easter of 1612. Running for at least 16 continuous hours, but occasionally well beyond the 24 hours, they are the longest religious festival in Sicily and in Italy.

The city gives its name to a variety of pesto - pesto alla trapenese - made using almonds instead of the traditional pine nuts in Ligurian pesto.

Trapani was also used, even if never mentioned by name, but only evidenced in movie scenes, as the base for filming the first serie of La piovra drama miniseries.


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  • Residence La Gancia

    Residence La Gancia is one of the best, premium places to stay in Trapani. Beautifully located nearby Stragusto, Trapani Citta and Alchimia, Residence La Gancia is undeni...

  • Baglio Tita - Bed & Breakfast

    With La Giungla Incantata Park, Nino Non Solo Vino Prodotti Tipici. and Spa by Daniela Steiner comfortably found near the two star hotel, Baglio Tita - Bed & Breakfast; t...

  • Baglio Rindinella

    This resort has 2 floor(s) for the ease of their guests. With 8 gorgeous hotel room(s), this hotel makes sure that each guest is perfectly cared for. Do not worry about s...

  • Officina Gastronomica Resort

    Officina Gastronomica Resort is among the top, finest places to stay in Trapani. Nicely situated close to La Giungla Incantata Park, Lido Dolce Vita and Sicildriver Day T...

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