Squares and Historic Districts - West of Sicily

Squares and Historic Districts


The squares and historic districts of western Sicily’s towns are extraordinary settings, whose
unique traits and social liveliness can be enjoyed by visitors around the clock.

Squares and historic neighborhoods

Castellammare del Golfo
The symbol of Castellammare is its harbor overlooking the homonymous gulf, next to the Castle. Since at least the 5th century B.C., the harbor has been an important commercial port when Castellammare ...

Piazza Alicia

This iconic square houses the remains of the former Chiesa Madre (main church). Built on the ruins of a mosque, it was rebuilt in the 17th century but almost destroyed in the 1968 earthquake, and is n...

Vittorio Emanuele Square / Triton Fountain

This square, which acts as a link between the ancient Trapani and that of nineteenth-century modernity, is dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, whose regal features are found in the sculpture of Dupré, ...

Fish Market Square

This square has gone from being a historical place where fish was sold - a strategic sector of the city's economy - to a place characterized by metaphysical views: Piazza Mercato del Pesce is an echo ...

Islamic Quarter (Medina)

Mazara del Vallo
In the heart of the city there is a Medina also known as Casbah, in Arabic "fortified citadel", the Saracen settlement built in the ninth century. This district is one of the most fascinating port and...