Western Sicily is one of the most beautiful and fascinating destinations for those who love the sea and nature. With its breathtaking coastline, crystal-clear waters and the possibility of visiting the beautiful Egadi Islands, it is the ideal place for an unparalleled sailing experience, full of emotions that you will not easily forget.
Here is a five-day sailing itinerary in Western Sicily.
Day 1: Departure from Trapani
Your exciting journey begins in Trapani; a city rich in history and charm, with its lively port, a symbol of cultural and commercial exchange. This is where your sailing adventure begins, ready to set sail on the turquoise waters that open up to a panorama of fascinating coastlines and inlets.
With the wind as your companion, sail to the first stop: the island of Favignana, the largest of the Egadi Islands. Swim in its hidden coves and explore the majestic tuff quarries in the Bue Marino cove. Once ashore, stop to savour one of its delicious dishes of red tuna, a real delicacy!
Day 2: Levanzo and Marettimo
On the second day, fly over the waves to Levanzo where you will discover, among the many treasures of the place, the Grotta del Genovese, which still houses ancient rock paintings dating back a good 15,000 years.
Once back on board, it is time to head for the furthest island: the unspoilt Marettimo. Famous for its caves and numerous nature trails, stroll through history, exploring its archaeological sites, such as the ‘Case Romane’ complex and the Punta Troia Castle. But before you leave, treat yourself to its traditional pasta with lobster in broth: you will be enchanted.
Day 3: San Vito Lo Capo
On the third day, head for San Vito Lo Capo. Get ready to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy; a long stretch of golden sand, washed by crystal clear waters and surrounded by unspoilt nature. Along the way, stop to admire three local wonders: the lighthouse at Capo San Vito, Mount Monaco and the Scurati Caves. And once ashore, lose yourself in its narrow streets characterised by low houses, enveloped by the scent of bougainvilleas and freshly cooked fish couscous.
Day 4: Zingaro Nature Reserve and Castellammare del Golfo
At this point, an obligatory stop for travellers in western Sicily awaits you: the Zingaro Nature Reserve. The itinerary will take you to discover its famous seven coves, where you can take a dip in its enchanting underwater world. Start at Cala del Varo, a natural paradise that can only be reached by sea. Explore the depths of Cala Tonnarella and Cala dell’Uzzo and marvel at the wilderness surrounding Cala Berretta.
Ready for the last destination? It is time to discover the charm of Castellammare del Golfo. This ancient maritime town takes its name from the majestic Arab-Norman Castle, a historic landmark that dominates the horizon. Protected by the majestic Mount Inici and surrounded by paths and caves, it offers a unique experience for the more adventurous spirits in search of new discoveries and picture-postcard locations. In addition, the fraction of Scopello with its picturesque Tonnara make it one of the most beautiful stops on any trip to western Sicily.
Day 5: Return to Trapani
After such intense days, it is time to return to the port from which you departed. These are the last moments to admire the coastline of western Sicily; every beach, every cove and inlet will be a memory you will surely carry in your heart.
Before docking in Trapani, where the Tyrrhenian Sea meets the Sicilian Sea, take a last look at the island of Colombaia, Scoglio Palumbo and the Porcelli rocks. Once you have landed, after visiting the Marsala wine cellars, enjoy the last sunset in this land, tinging the Ettore and Infersa salt pans with pink and the Trapani seafront, where the Ligny Tower stands out.
But now the time has come to turn this voyage of imagination into a real memory. Prepare your fins and goggles, and set sail to discover the bluest side of western Sicily.
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