A charming Sicilian seaside town situated on the shores of the Golfo di Castellammare, Trappeto was founded in the 15th century and has been a popular destination for visitors and locals ever since.
Even members of royalty have fallen in love with the area surrounding Trappeto in the past – it is said that Frederick II of Aragon enjoyed hunting the countryside nearby. Today, the town’s income is based primarily on fishing and the tourists that are enticed by the long sandy beach and delicious traditional food of the region.
In addition, the convenient location of Trappeto, 40 kilometres away from the capital of Palermo, means it makes the ideal base to explore the highlights of western and northwest Sicily.
There’s no doubt that Trappeto holidays offer the ideal blend of sand, sea and relaxation. The golden beach is soft, sandy, spacious and well-equipped whilst the glittering sea is renowned for being a crystal clear study in jewel-toned blues and greens. The town is so small it is easy to navigate on foot, contributing to a laid-back ambience of total relaxation.
Sicilan cuisine is one of the key attractions of the island thanks to the abundance of fresh produce which thrives on the fertile lands and in the surrounding seas. The countryside around Trappetto is a rich agricultural hotspot whilst the sea teems with life.
As a result, the traditional dishes of Trappeto are particularly inviting, showcasing the very best of Sicilian seafood dishes. Expect pastas with sardines, sea urchins or clams as well as rustic Mediterranean vegetable recipes featuring plump aubergines and juicy tomatoes. Check the calendar of events before you plan your trip as various festivals featuring the delicious cuisine of the region are celebrated throughout the year.
Choose one of our self-catered apartments or villas to enjoy a comfortable stay in Sicily that offers more space and privacy than a traditional hotel can offer. Our villas in Trappeto include the beautiful Villa Alessandra, resplendent with its private pool and Sicilian summer house décor. Just one kilometre away from Trappeto’s picturesque beach, you will feel right in the heart of the action with all the peace and quiet that private accommodation affords. Alternatively, choose one of our two apartments situated right on the sands. Terrazza Belvedere I offers direct access to the beach, breath-taking sea views and a large furnished terrace to enjoy a dinner or sip of wine.
Journey west, along the coast, to explore more stretches of beautiful golden sands. Look out for the beach at San Vito Lo Capo which wouldn’t look out of place in a tropical holiday brochure. Marsala and its surrounding vineyards are also a highlight of the wild western regions whilst to the south you will find historic Selinunte with its fascinating ancient ruins. East, along the northern coast, brings you to the bustling capital of Palermo where you can dine on delicious Sicilian street food and explore the culture of this historic island. For memories you’ll treasure forever, choose one of our Trappeto villas or apartments. Alternatively, explore our collections for more holiday properties in Sicily