Perched on the western tip of Sicily, Trapani, Italy, is often called "the land between two seas," with the Mediterranean to the south and the Tyrrhenian to the north and west.

Trapani is a maze of beautiful churches and statues, and the historic center of town is primarily pedestrian. Walk down the Via Garibaldi in the early evening when the locals are out for their evening stroll, and take in the beautiful baroque buildings.

Walk down the other main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, to the huge Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, with a baroque facade and stuccoed interior.

The Torre di Ligny, an ancient bastion built in the 1600s to defend the city, is located at the westernmost point of the city and contains a prehistoric museum.

Another attraction is the hilltop town of Erice. It is accessible by cable car from Trapani, from the outskirts or by a 50-minute bus ride from the town. The funicular/cable car can be reached by AST bus 21 or 23 from the center. Be sure to check the website for hours of operation: The cable car closes down for half-days when under service.

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