With its long sandy beaches, palm trees, cubic houses, and towns with kasbah-like cores, Sicily’s west is closer to North Africa than the Italian mainland, and has a very different feel to the rest of the island. It’s a palimpsest of Sicily’s past: there’s the ancient Phoenician settlement of Mozia; the magnificent Greek temples of Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta; the exquisite medieval hilltown of Erice; the historic port of Trapani; and the feudal villages of the Belice Valley which inspired The Leopard. The landscape varies from the vine-planted hills of Alcamo to the the unspoilt coves and white pebbles beaches of the Castellammare gulf, and the region’s most famous dish is couscous!
San Vito lo Capo
Contessa Entellina, PA