Trapani name derives from an ancient word for "hook," for the shape of its harbour. Geographically, Trapani is an unusual Sicilian city for its westward position, which affords spectacular views of some of the Mediterranean's most beautiful sunsets. The surrounding coastal plain is distinguished for its rich salt deposits, and the white mineral is ground by the windmills seen along the coast. All of which lends the environs an appearance that sometimes seems more Dutch than Sicilian. Even the oldest parts of the city have been modernized Trapani shows much of its medieval past, if not its ancient heritage. During the Norman era, the city had a polyglot population not unlike that of Palermo, with large Jewish and Muslim quarters. It was an important port for trade with Africa. From Trapani you can start your charming sailing tour Of Sicilian coast, Sicilian islands, and South Mediterranean sea. If you have got a week end you can easily reach Favignana, Levanzo And Marettimo for a relaxing sailing charter among the Egadi islands. If you have got more time you can also reach the enchanting Aeolian Islands, for a luxury yacht charter around Vulcano, and leave the boat for a guided walk in the island to admire its amazing nature.
Then you can sail towards Alicudi and Filicudi where, one after the other, you can admire deep grottos, delightful beaches, high shores, ample bays, perforated rocks, small inlets and steep, wild cliffs. In this Aeolian Islands sailing yacht charter route you can reach Panarea which is the island of funny and amusements and Stromboli one of the most spectacular active volcanoes in the world: sailing around Stromboli is definitely an amazing experience: often the crater, with ever increasing rhythm, projects material after material giving rise to innumerable luminous trails which intersect reciprocally producing a phantasmagoria of light. Choosing another route, starting from Trapani marina, sailing towards west you can also reach the beautiful islands of Pantelleria and Lampedusa Linosa and the inhabited Lampione for a interesting sailing tour of the Pelagie Islands. Then, if you really want the luxury line, with a motor yacht charter and enough time you can visit all these destinations and also reach the coast of Tunisia (Lampedusa Island is closer to Tunisia than Italy) and the island of Malta for you own private luxury sailing yacht cruise in south of Mediterranean Sea.