When it comes to Sicily, Trapani cannot fail to come to mind. This splendid scythe, located on the west coast of the island, is rich in history and attractions to be discovered. However, choosing the right time can be risky if you don't know what you're going to encounter. For this reason, before planning a trip, it is always better to know what the temperatures and the climate you will find month after month are ... and the same goes for Trapani. So here it is info and useful advice on the best time to visit Trapani and its surroundings.
- Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- When to go to Trapani: the cheapest period
- Trapani in Spring
- Trapani in the Summer
- Trapani in Autumn
- Trapani in Winter
- User questions and comments
Climate, Average Temperatures and Precipitation
- Best time: it is mainly a seaside tourism destination (as well as a strategic city to visit Western Sicily and to reach the Egadi Islands), therefore it is advisable to visit it in summer.
- Period to avoid: winter and autumn, because the days are colder and rainier.
In Trapani, the climate is warm and temperate, very similar to that of other cities on the northern coast of Sicily.
Thanks to the presence of the sea, the average temperature is very high throughout the year, with lows that are higher than 8 ° even in winter. The hottest month is August, with highs almost reaching 30 °,
while the "coldest" month is January, with an average temperature of around 11 °.
Rainfall is rare throughout the year, but especially in summer, when rainy days are close to 0.
When to go to Trapani: the cheapest period
The cheapest time to visit Trapani would be winter, but at this time of the year the city, as well as Western Sicily in general, is less enjoyable. Rather, the best compromise is late spring or the months of June and September, during which prices are much more accessible.
Trapani in Spring
During the spring months, temperatures begin to soar dramatically, while rainy days decrease passing from 6 rainy days in March to 0 in June.
In this period the ideal is to visit "cool" places, which can give you shelter from both the heat and the few days of rain. A good idea could be to visit the "one hundred churches", which make Trapani famous all over the world. The main one is undoubtedly the city's Cathedral, dating back to the 600s but built on a pre-existing building from the 1300s.
Here you can admire works by the greatest artists, one of them the painter Van Dyck. In addition to the Duomo, do not miss the church of Santa Maria del Gesù and the Church of the Collegio, without forgetting the Badia Nuova (Santa Maria del Soccorso).
As for the events of this period, Trapani is famous for its Procession of the Mysteries, part of the Easter celebrations. The absolute protagonists are the 20 Mysteries, wooden groups depicting the Passion of Jesus, which during Holy Week walk the streets of the city.
Trapani in the Summer
Summer is the driest period of the year, with temperatures above 25 ° all day and practically no rainfall.
This is the best time to dedicate yourself to discovering the sea of Trapani and the surrounding areas. Among the many in the area, in addition to the beach of San Vito Lo Capo, you can take a bath in the waters of the beach of Porta Botteghelle, under the Tramontana walls of the city, or on the beach of Baia Cornino, under the slopes of Mount Cofano.
Summer is also a holiday period in Trapani: in fact, in the month of August the celebrations for the patron saint of the city take place, Sant'Alberto, and those dedicated to the Madonna of Trapani, co-patroness of the city. The two festivities, very close to each other, (the first on 7 August, the second on 16) ensure that in this city you can breathe an air of celebration for more than a week, which culminates with processions, water blessings (in the case of Sant'Alberto) and fireworks.
Of course, you can't miss the opportunity to visit the Egadi Islands even just for one day, with the hydrofoils that arrive in Favignana in just 30 minutes!
Trapani in Autumn
Autumn has high temperatures, which slowly drop. At the end of October the maximums continue to be above 20 °, while the rainy days increase rapidly compared to the summer ones.
The "fresh" of this period is excellent for visiting the historic center of Trapani. Among the many attractions of the area we point out the Market Square with the suggestive Fish Market, the Colombaia Castle and the Ligny Tower, symbol of the city's fortress past.
In autumn there are frequent gastronomic events in Trapani and its province. One of all is the one related to Cous Cous, which has now become famous throughout Italy. To participate, all that remains is to go to San Vito Lo Capo between 21 and 30 September.
Trapani in Winter
Winter is very hot, even in the "coldest" periods. Temperatures remain constant around 10 ° but rainy days increase, even if they slightly exceed the week.
In these months you could freely roam the city without worrying about the summer heat, or visit museums and places of interest such as the Salt Pans and the Salt Museum, which will show you how to extract the white gold that has made the city so famous from sea water.
In winter then Trapani turns into a nativity scene, thanks to the various Christmas markets that are located in the city streets. Then, in the church of the Holy Souls of Purgatory, seat of the Mysteries, is the traditional nativity scene. If you want something less traditional, you can also visit the technical-mechanical one of San Pietro, or look for those made of coral. There are also exhibitions dedicated to the representation of the birth of Jesus and concerts, which take place in the major city churches.
How to dress: what to pack
- In winter: the city remains warm enough even in winter, so bring warm clothing with you but don't overdo it. Ok to sweaters and heavy trousers, perhaps with a coat that is not too padded.
- In summer: green light for everything that is fresh and airy, but solar protection is fundamental.
- In autumn and spring: in autumn and spring beware of sudden changes in temperature, just dress in layers and bring something with you to cover yourself in case of sudden cold weather.
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