Enter the monumental portal to the inner courtyard. This gorgeous, grandiose, 18th-century palazzo stands on a wide pedestrian street in Trapani’s historic centre, lined with shops, restaurants and fabulous churches. Duck down side alleys, live like a local.
Relax in your room, with its pattern tiled floors and charming furnishings, and maybe a kitchenette or ornate balcony. Down below, in the B&B taverna facing the street, the food is great. Enjoy a Trapanese pasta lunch or a candlelit dinner and watch Sicilian life go by.
You’re only 50m from the Porta Ossuna beach, or take the cable car to Erice, a fortress village famous for its views. Spot the Egadi Islands; the beaches of San Vito Lo Capo; the watery expanse of salt pans. Drive the stunning 30km Via del Sale, catch the ferry to Favignana. Here you can rent bikes and discover the Palazzo Florio, the old ‘tonnara’, hidden coves, and endless long white sands.