A renovated old town 
A beautiful view over the Egadi Islands
Stylish pedestrianized streets

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A lively city

In Trapani, a location you can visit easily during your MSC Mediterranean cruise, almost everything of interest is found in the old town, west of the Villa Margherita gardens.

Churches and palaces have been renovated in recent years, and a plethora of bars and restaurants have opened along stylish pedestrianized streets – notably Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Via Torrearsa and Via Garibaldi. What is more, as you’ll be able to discover on a cruise excursion, the northern seafront, above the long beach, has also been considerably smartened up. 

The nearest and most exhilarating ride from Trapani is to Erice, fifteen minutes away by cable car (funivia). It’s a mountain town with creeping hillside alleys, stone buildings, silent charm and powerful associations. The original city was known to the ancient world as Eryx, and a magnificent temple, dedicated to Venus Erycina, Mediterranean goddess of fertility, once topped the mountain. Though the city was considered impregnable, Carthaginian, Roman, Arab and Norman invaders all forced entry over the centuries. But all respected the sanctity of Erice: the Romans rebuilt the temple and set two hundred soldiers to serve as guardians of the shrine, while the Arabs renamed the town Gebel-Hamed, or “Mohammed’s mountain”. 

A shore excursion to the bleak lava wilderness around the summit of Etna will instead greet you with the most memorable landscapes Italy has to offer. The volcano’s height is constantly shifting, depending on whether eruptions are constructive or destructive, and over the last century it has ranged from 3263m to the present estimate of 3340m. Whatever its exact height, Etna is a substantial mountain, one of the world’s biggest active volcanoes, and on a clear day it can be seen from well over half of Sicily.

Must see place in Trapani


    Reach the port

    Port of Trapani

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Garibaldi Trapani

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      Approaching on the A29 motorway (from Palermo), leave at the last exit and follow the signs for Trapani Port.

      Parking Information

      Trident Group
      Tel. +39 0923 444211
      • Open-air parking 
      • Reach the luggage drop off zone of the cruise terminal where you'll find the staff of the parking. 
      • The parking is outside the port and offers a free shuttle service.
      Book your parking with MSC
      Car 8 € 70,00
      Suv 8 € 70,00
      Minivan 8 € 70,00
    • Train

      Trapani Stazione Centrale is a 5-10 minute taxi ride from the cruise terminal.
    • Plane

      Palermo’s Falcone-Borsellino Airport is a one-hour taxi journey from the cruise terminal. Alternatively, there is a bus service run by Autolinea Segesta.  Trapani’s Birgi Airport is a 25-minute taxi journey from the cruise terminal, depending on the traffic. AST runs a bus service from/to the airport.



    イタリアの旅は、驚きと感動の渦。 ローマは、他に類を見ない偉大な都市。歴史に彩られた街並みの美しさはイタリア随一です。
    北東部沿岸に位置するヴェネト州の見どころは、なんといっても個性あふれるヴェネツィア。その美しさは世界的に広く知られています。 イタリア中部のトスカーナ州は、穏やかに波打つ丘稜地が広がる田園風景をはじめ、芸術の都フィレンツェやピサなど、イタリアを象徴する風景に出会えます。

    イタリア南部はカンパニア州を境に広がります。 その州都、ナポリは強烈な個性を放つ街。ここには南イタリアの精神が息づいています。 イタリアの「かかと」部分に位置するプーリア州は、あまり知られていないイタリアの秘境。特にガルガーノ半島の絶景と、多様な表情を持つ州都バーリはおすすめです。