🐾 JESSICA’S SICILY TIPS: TRAPANI AND FAVIGNANA

These are Jessica’s tips from her trip to Trapani and Favignana in Sicily, Italy. Jess visited Sicily to relax and experience the culture. The meals ranged from 12 – 20 euros and my villa apartment was roughly USD 85 a night for a weekend in September.

Any hotels, restaurants or activities especially awesome?

In Favignana I stayed at Senia del Rais – it is a lovely villa in a rustic, quiet setting. The apartments are beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. The hosts are incredibly helpful – picked me up and dropped me off at the port. I cannot recommend this place enough!

In Favignana you MUST rent bikes or scooters. Its the best and easiest way to get around the small, flat island. In September I rented a bike for 6 euros a day – get a light as some of the roads get dark.

Also, do not miss a visit to Cala Rossa – so beautiful, I visited two days in a row. Water shoes would be very helpful here and the other water entry points on the island.

While in Trapani, take a day trip to the beach San Vito lo Capo – beautiful and lively!

Dislikes/things you would have done differently? 

Trapani does not require more than 2 nights – one day to explore Trapani and one day to visit San Vito lo Capo. In Favignana the kitchens do not open until 7:30pm or some even 9:00 pm for dinner. However, most of them serve aperitif specials – a drink and a yummy appetizer for 8 euros.

If you had one more day? One less day?

If I had one more day I would have visited Levanzo, a quaint island that is a 5 minute ferry ride from Favignana. One less day, I would skip one or two nights in Trapani.