General

Sicily Lighthouse trekking

The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is separated from the tip of the Italian peninsula by the narrow Strait of Messina. Known as Sicilia in Italian, the island has an ancient history and has had many rulers.

Sicily Lighthouse trekking

By the early nineteenth century, the Kingdom of Sicily and the mainland Kingdom of Naples had been united under a Bourbon monarchy as the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. During Italy’s unification, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was conquered by Sardinia in 1860-61 and incorporated in the new Kingdom of Italy in 1861. Today the island is an autonomous region of the Italian Republic.

Sicily is divided into nine provinces, eight of which include portions of the coastline. This page includes lighthouses of the three western provinces of Agrigento, San Vito Lo capo, Mazara, Trapani, and Palermo. Lighthouses of Messina, Catania,  Siracusa, and Ragusa are on the Eastern Sicily page.

The Italian word for a lighthouse is faro, plural fari. This name is usually reserved for the larger coastal lights; smaller beacons are called fanali. Aids to navigation are operated and maintained by the Italian Navy’s Servizio dei Fari. Lighthouse properties are naval reservations, generally fenced and closed to the public.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. EF numbers are from the Italian Navy’s light list, Elenco dei Fari e Segnali da Nebbia. Admiralty numbers are from volume E of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 113.

More than elsewhere, the historical role played by the lighthouse in Sicily mirrors the complex ambiguity of the Mediterranean – literally, a sea “between lands” – toward which the island leans.

San Vito Lo Capo Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in the municipality of San Vito Lo Capo on the western coast of Sicily at the end of the promontory, with the same name, between the Gulf of Macari and that of Castellammare

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Activities

Palermo Lighthouses
* Capo Gallo
1854. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); two long (2 s) white flashes every 15 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, attached to the seaward side of a 1-story keeper's house. Tower painted white; lantern dome is gray metallic. Trabas has a fine photo by Capt. Peter, Wikimedia has a photo and a dramatic view from the sea, Marinas.com has aerial photos, Antonino Coronati has a street view, and Google has a satellite view. The keeper's house is the 1854 original, but the lantern and light tower appear to be more recent. The area of the cape is a nature reserve, and according to earlier reports the station was being converted to a marine research facility. The buildings are endangered by erosion of the steep slope between the lighthouse and the sea. Capo Gallo marks the western entrance to the Golfo di Palermo. Located on the point of the cape, at the end of the Via Gallo, about 8 km (5 mi) north of the Palermo waterfront. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS ITA-023; EF-3198; Admiralty E2004; NGA 9936.

Punta Gavazzi Light, Ustica, June 2007
Flickr Creative Commons photo by hetan_hunt13

Palermo Diga Foranea (Main Breakwater)Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); four white flashes every 15 s. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower with gallery. Doan has a page for the lighthouse, James O'Rear has a closeup photo, Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the original end of the main breakwater, which has since been extended. Site and tower closed. ARLHS ITA-201; EF-3208; Admiralty E2008; NGA 9908.

* Palermo (2?)
1884 (?)(station established 1853). Inactive. Approx. 18 m (59 ft) octagonal concrete tower with lantern and gallery, rising from a 2-story building. The tower is unpainted; gallery painted white; lantern dome is gray metallic. Photos of this historic lighthouse are curiously scarce, and we have no information on its history. Capt. Peter's photo is at right, Enrico Veneruso has a 2016 photo, George Saguna has a harbor view, and Google has a satellite view. The light was replaced by the tower on the main breakwater of Palermo (previous entry). Located on the north mole at the point at which the breakwater is attached, near the foot of the Via Cristoforo Columbo. Site and tower closed (this is an industrial area) but the lighthouse should be visible easily from nearby). ARLHS ITA-302; ex-Admiralty E2008.
Palermo Molo Sud
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); red light, 2 s on, 3 s off. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story pierhead building. Lighthouse painted with red and white horizontal bands. Doan has a page for the lighthouse, Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, Arno Siering has a fine 2014 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of the short south breakwater of Palermo harbor. Site status unknown. ARLHS ITA-235; EF-3220; Admiralty E2014; NGA 9912.
* Capo Zafferano
1884. Active; focal plane 34 m (112 ft); three flashes every 10 s, white or red depending on direction. 11 m (36 ft) octagonal masonry tower with lantern and gallery, adjoining or attached to a 1-story masonry keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white; the lantern dome is gray metallic. Trabas has Klaus Potschien's good photo, Hugo Pandit has another good photo, Marinas.com has aerial photos, Britta Bohn has a street view, and Google has a satellite view. Capo Zafferano marks the eastern end of the Golfo di Palermo. Located on the point of the cape, about 3 km (2 mi) north of Santa Flavia and 15 km (9 mi) east of Palermo. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS ITA-048; EF-3244; Admiralty E2023; NGA 9900.

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The Italian word for a lighthouse is faro, plural fari. This name is usually reserved for the larger coastal lights; smaller beacons are called fanali. Aids to navigation are operated and maintained by the Italian Navy's Servizio dei Fari. Lighthouse properties are naval reservations, generally fenced and closed to the public.
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Mazara del Vallo

Mazara del Vallo

Mazara del Vallo

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 The Cathedral of Mazara del Vallo, situated on Piaza della Repoblica , was built in Norman times  and significantly renovated in the seventeenth century. The façade is in baroque-style, which distinguishes the high-relief placed over the seventeenth-century entrance, depicting the Count Roger with his horse dominating the Arab warrior Mokarta. The building was joined in the seventeenth century with a beautiful baroque bell tower.
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Try some restaurants in the center, where the kitchen still retains Arab traditions.  Couscous, a traditional dish of Tunisia, is now a staple of the local cuisine.  However, a little bit of all the fish dishes are at least worth a taste: from seafood with shrimp, and not to mention swordfish and squid dishes served in different but always exquisite variations.

For the younger ones, in Mazara can be found elegant bars and discos where one can spend the weekend evenings and beyond.  During the summer, parties are organized on the beautiful long beaches that the coast of Mazara del Vallo boasts of.

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Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo A splendid Trip in a magic enchanting place

La cittadina sorge alle pendici del complesso montuoso di Monte Inici e dà il nome all’omonimo golfo prospiciente il castello, delimitato a est da capo Rama e a ovest da capo San Vito. Nasce come Emporium Segestanorum (porto della vicina Segesta), il luogo, cioè, dove gli Elimi – antico quanto misterioso popolo – esercitavano i loro commerci con le navi straniere. Furono gli Arabi che connotarono il centro – ribattezzato Al Madarig, ovvero “gli scalini”, forse dalla montagna che sovrasta l’abitato – come una roccaforte, resa inespugnabile con la costruzione del fortilizio e come polo di grande importanza commerciale, con l’insediamento della tonnara e del caricatore. Oggi Castellammare, grazie ad un patrimonio di valore inestimabile, costituito dalla straordinaria bellezza naturalistica delle sue coste e del suo immeddiato entroterra, si è giustamente proposta come importante polo di attrazione turistica che molto può offrire ai suoi visitatori.

Castellammare del Golfo A splendid Trip in a magic enchanting place

La spiaggia bianca di ciotoli a Baia di Giudaloca prolunga lo sviluppo costiero, a forma di anfiteatro, del Golfo di Castellammare. Il golfo, che si estende da Capo San Vito a Capo Rama ai piedi dei declivi rocciosi che ne definiscono la visuale a sud, ospita l’omonima cittadina. Le sue principali attività sono legate alla posizione e allo sviluppo del porto che sorge nel luogo dell’antico emporium segestano. In età medievale la città si è sviluppata intorno al Castello Arabo – Normanno, il primo nucleo del centro storico, ancora oggi riconoscibile, collegato originariamente all’abitato da un ponte levatoio. Il castello oggi è stato restaurato, e non soltanto in senso fisico: dell’antica struttura è stato restaurato il concetto di “protezione”, l’idea della “salvaguardia” che adesso, abbattendo ogni ponte levatoio immaginario, si apre al mondo esterno svelando la natura generosa di un’intera cittadina: oggi il maniero è un Polo Museale con il compito di tramandare “La Memoria del Mediterraneo”. Al suo interno, per iniziare, si può visitare il Museo dell’Acqua e dei Mulini.

Castellammare del Golfo A splendid Trip in a magic enchanting place

Tra Castellammare del Golfo e San Vito lo Capo i declivi collinari che degradano fino al mare, in una miriade di piccole baie, annunciano l’inizio della Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro. Lo Zingaro ha una superficie di 1650 ettari, una fascia litoranea di circa 7 Km, formata da una costa rocciosa di calcari del Mesozoico, intercalata da numerose calette e caratterizzata da strapiombanti falesie che da un’altezza massima di 913 mt. (Monte Speziale) portano rapidamente al mare. Il paesaggio subacqueo è un continuo susseguirsi di colori e forme. Si comincia dalla sponda dove l’impatto del mare si fa tumultuoso e si adorna del Lithophyllum tortuosum un’alga rossa intricatissima e sfrangiata.

Festa della patrona Maria SS. del Soccorso il 21 Agosto. Rievocazione Storica “Nostra Principalissima Patrona” dell’intervento prodigioso di Maria SS. del Soccorso in favore della città di Castellammare avvenuto il 13 luglio 1718.

La cittadina sorge alle pendici del complesso montuoso di Monte Inici e dà il nome all’omonimo golfo prospiciente il castello, delimitato a est da capo Rama e a ovest da capo San Vito. Nasce come Emporium Segestanorum (porto della vicina Segesta), il luogo, cioè, dove gli Elimi – antico quanto misterioso popolo – esercitavano i loro commerci con le navi straniere. Furono gli Arabi che connotarono il centro – ribattezzato Al Madarig, ovvero “gli scalini”, forse dalla montagna che sovrasta l’abitato – come una roccaforte, resa inespugnabile con la costruzione del fortilizio e come polo di grande importanza commerciale, con l’insediamento della tonnara e del caricatore. Oggi Castellammare, grazie ad un patrimonio di valore inestimabile, costituito dalla straordinaria bellezza naturalistica delle sue coste e del suo immeddiato entroterra, si è giustamente proposta come importante polo di attrazione turistica che molto può offrire ai suoi visitatori.

La spiaggia bianca di ciotoli a Baia di Giudaloca prolunga lo sviluppo costiero, a forma di anfiteatro, del Golfo di Castellammare. Il golfo, che si estende da Capo San Vito a Capo Rama ai piedi dei declivi rocciosi che ne definiscono la visuale a sud, ospita l’omonima cittadina. Le sue principali attività sono legate alla posizione e allo sviluppo del porto che sorge nel luogo dell’antico emporium segestano. In età medievale la città si è sviluppata intorno al Castello Arabo – Normanno, il primo nucleo del centro storico, ancora oggi riconoscibile, collegato originariamente all’abitato da un ponte levatoio. Il castello oggi è stato restaurato, e non soltanto in senso fisico: dell’antica struttura è stato restaurato il concetto di “protezione”, l’idea della “salvaguardia” che adesso, abbattendo ogni ponte levatoio immaginario, si apre al mondo esterno svelando la natura generosa di un’intera cittadina: oggi il maniero è un Polo Museale con il compito di tramandare “La Memoria del Mediterraneo”. Al suo interno, per iniziare, si può visitare il Museo dell’Acqua e dei Mulini.

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Marsala

Marsala

Marsala Magical Places to Visit in Your Lifetime

Marsala is located at the tip of Sicily, always breezy, it has a pleasant climate even in the summer. Revenue walk from the ancient Porta di Mare today Porta Garibaldi and enjoy the city’s history.

Piazza Loggia with La Chiesa Madre, one of the biggest of Sicily; Via XI Maggio elegant street  down town, called “Cassaro”, a place of social and marketable  life that you have to visit and where spend your time.  Garibaldi Museum and the Convento del Carmine with its remarkable Pinacoteca Comunale are other must of this  beautiful town.

Around  these magic places there are more jewl to see and visit

By  our guided tours, you can have professional tastings and delicious pairings with delicious  Sicilian dishes visiting  different and special historical cellars in Marsala .

Select different  options to get to recognize Marsala wine through professional tastings and sophisticated pairings.

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First Magical Places to Visit are:Delicacies you can not miss:

The “pane and panelle” classic example of “street food”

Find a good deep red-hot shop closely Porta Garibaldi right on the stairs of the fish market. Will meet typical dish of the tip of western Sicily: the fish couscous.

Famous in all Mediterranean area Couscous is a very special and sophisticated tasty proposal  of Arab heritage. Is  made from grains in a potage of fish and seafood  mixing  a bit ‘ of all the assortments of the Mediterranean.

More Magical Places to Visit are:

Island of Mozia – on the Phoenician’s road.

 

Within walking distance from the mainland, surrounded by shallow water and easily defendable, Mozia is one of the place  of strategic status for trade routes in the Mediterranean.

When  Mozia set on fire because  the Greeks (397 BC), vanishes from history. Currently Mozia proposals a unique archaeological tour deep in the enchanting Natural Reserve of Stagnone.

Please  do not miss the museum and the picnic under the pine trees around.
TIPS: canoe also  is another  way you can reach Mozia island!

 

Saline Ettore and Infersa

Along Stagnone  Lagoon  coast in summer shine thousands piles of salt, spotted with windmills, they chance pink. Principal voice of the economy since 1300 A.D. today this salt when harvested by hand is a niche product.

The salt marshlands are also a special destination for migratory birds such as flamingos and more. Do not miss a visit to the “salt museum.

 

MUSEUM AND ATTRACTION


Museo Archeologico Baglio Anselmi (Marsala)

Museo Whitaker (Isola di Mozia)

Museo del Sale (Saline di Ettore Infersa)

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Trapani

Trapani

Trapani Best Destination To Travel

Trapani is a superb place for your wonderful holidays, Wheater is blessed by God.

Situated between the sea and Mount Erice, the ancient Drepanon on the west-coast of Sicily, was the site of a crushing Roman defeat by the Carthaginians, in 249 BC. Erice (Eryx).

Today Trapani is a modern medetirranean fascinating city, a perfect best destination to travel for a perfect holiday or a beach vacation rental and ideal to explore the most beautiful nearby destinations as:

The marvelous Egadi Islands The medieval atmosphere of Erice The ancient Hellenistic Segesta The wild and beautiful Zingaro nature reserve

Trapani Best Destination To Travel

Trapani Apartments run self catering accommodations, villas  or apartments to rent Ideal for 2/4 people or up to 8 people

Apartments  have been refurbished in 2013 with the addition of a new bathroom, kitchen, heating and air-conditioning.

This 4 sleeps apartment is extremely convenient: located Old Town Trapani and yet within walking distance from the beach. The apartment is situated in a very central and quiet position, in the center of the old Trapani town, close to the Trapani port and the Terminal to Egadi Island. Waterfront Located

Located on the western  tip of Sicily, Trapani has both a commercial port and an airport.

Trapani can be reached through Palermo port or international airport, which is connected to several European capitals.

Choose Your Unforgettable Dream Holiday “Feel at home, We’re delighted to offer the most hospitable welcome we can.

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San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo trap in a stunning landscape

Beautiful beach this was my second time there. Beautiful beach this was my second time there. I went during the off season the first time and now during the Cous Cous festival. If you don’t like crowds do not go during the festival. There are some very good restaurants and some not so good.

San Vito Lo Capo trap in a stunning landscape

Voted Italy’s Best Beach in 2011 and 2012 by the Traveller’s Choice Awards, you’d be crazy to visit San Vito Lo Capo without visiting the amazing beaches it has to offer. The white sand and bright blue seas that run the length of the three-kilometre coastline are hard to resist.

Explore San Vito Lo Capo trap in a stunning landscape holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Occupying the tip of Capo San Vito is the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo, full of beachcombers and sun worshippers in summer. San Vito is … You will visit the two most beautiful and famous sea Places of Sicily absolutely unmissable.

Whether you are looking for golden beaches with safe swimming, cultural visits to exciting historical hot-spots, or activities that all the family can get involved in together such as biking, boating and picnicking in beautiful natural parks – this region of Sicily has it all.

 

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Zingaro Reserve trekking and nature lovers

Zingaro Reserve trekking and nature lovers

Zingaro Reserve trekking and nature lovers

is a perfect place for trekking and nature lovers that can discover a wide vegetation of dwarf palms, carob, olive trees, and euphorbias. Even if you prefer birdwatching,

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Through these web pages we will tell you the fascination and the beauty of the first natural oriented reserve.

The sharp line of Dolomitic calcareous rocks which form the Reserve extends, in the western part, from the Gulf of Castellammare, along the eastern side of Capo San Vito peninsula that is on the Tirreno sea between Castellammare del Golfo and Trapani.

The territory of the reserve starts from Cala Mazzo in Sciacca up to Tonnarella Dell’Uzzo and it extends mostly in the town of San Vito Lo Capo and only in part in that of Castellammare del Golfo.

Through these web pages we will tell you the fascination and the beauty of the first natural oriented reserve.

The sharp line of Dolomitic calcareous rocks which form the Reserve extends, in the western part, from the Gulf of Castellammare, along the eastern side of Capo San Vito peninsula that is on the Tirreno sea between Castellammare del Golfo and Trapani.

The territory of the reserve starts from Cala Mazzo in Sciacca up to Tonnarella Dell’Uzzo and it extends mostly in the town of San Vito Lo Capo and only in part in that of Castellammare del Golfo.

Through these web pages we will tell you the fascination and the beauty of the first natural oriented reserve.

The sharp line of Dolomitic calcareous rocks which form the Reserve extends, in the western part, from the Gulf of Castellammare, along the eastern side of Capo San Vito peninsula that is on the Tirreno sea between Castellammare del Golfo and Trapani.

The territory of the reserve starts from Cala Mazzo in Sciacca up to Tonnarella Dell’Uzzo and it extends mostly in the town of San Vito Lo Capo and only in part in that of Castellammare del Golfo.

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