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.