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Trapani is a city in the northwestern corner of the Italian island of Sicily, with around 70,000 inhabitants.




Trapani has a nice Mediterranean climate with warm, dry and sunny summers and mild but wet winters. Temperatures from June to early September are mostly around the 30 °C mark and nights are mostly around or slightly above 20 °C. With southern winds from Africa, both day and night temperatures can be much higher though sometimes. Winters from December to February have highs of around 16 °C and lows around 8 °C. Most of the annual 450 mm of precipitation falls during the October to March period, with summers seeing hardly any showers.



Getting There

By Plane

Trapani-Birgi Airport (TPS) offers flights to destinations throughout Europe. The bulk of flights is with Ryanair, which flies to/from Billund, Bologna, Bratislava, Brindisi, Brussels, Cagliari, Dublin, Eindhoven, Genoa, Gothenburg, Girona, Ibiza, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Krakow, Liverpool, London, Maastricht, Madrid, Malta, Memmingen, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Perugia, Pisa, Rome, Trieste, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Weeze (Düsseldorf) and Stockholm.

By Boat





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Keep Connected


Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.


Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.


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