Summary of History & tradition by ProLoco Trappeto.

To edit  ProLoco Trappeto. Translation by Angela Lo Grasso.

History. Forty km far from Palermo in the middle of the gulf of Castellammare (TP), Trappeto is a heavenly place. Plunged in a sce­nery of natural beauty, a fertile land with a luxu­riant green in the centre of an historical millenary itinerary, very charming and laped by a sea of bringht colours. Born in the XIV century in the Partenea wood of Federico II of Aragona, Trappeto has been changing little by little in a rich vineyards and citrus graves territory that faces the sea, once furrowed by sailing ships loaded with sugar and vine and now by boats crowed with turists and holiday makers. The name "Trappetum cannamelarum" has its origin from the construction of a first factory (1480) for the extraction and refining of cannamela sugar together with a fortified tower as many today existing in "Arabo Normanno" style, that encircle the surrounding territory rich of history, of continuous battles between christians and moor­-saracens. The first houses of the village were mostly hou­ses for the fishers, built around the Annunziata's (church) (1680). For centuries Trappeto has been inhabited by far­mers and fishers that to the sweetness of natural products Nave mixed the bitterness of a lite characterized by priva­tions and immigration in a Sicily appressed by mafia. In the immediate post war period, Trappeto became symbol of total misery, touching the most sensible hearts of Italy and Europe, and thanks to the labour of Danilo Dolci, whose activity in Borgo di Dio study center (placed in a village pro­montory) diffused the cultural and human richness of these Sicilians. Since then in Sicily, begAn that wonderful renais­sance which brought to the rupture with the past by the same Trappeto's people, encauraged by a new faith and the endless need of humanitation and justice, towards a destiny of inexhaustible progress. Trappeto has become selected destination of sane enthusia­stic and faithful turist that in a town plunged in the green among precious flower beds, fishers'coloured houses, adorned by innumerable murales, swhich tourist find thou­sand pleasant opportunities of relax and social life.

Beach, (Ocean) green sun & cul­ture here the sand of the beasch is one of the most precious  elements, that has given the bea­ch of Trappeto one of  the most  beautiful places of Sicily. This delicate, fine sand, durable and pre­cious of  Trappeto, which is rich for approxi­mately 4 miles of the marine. The sea of Trappeto is rich and important: the current waves of the marine, infact it brings a noticeable quantity of valuable  preciuos plancton, that gathers elements of  life of the gulf and these fundamentals. Sounding-depth and fascinating, as few in the mediterranean, for the presence of spe­cies of corall, subtropical, algae, and fish, of the most rarest  found. Along the farthest coast are found different types of fishing, sports, cane, subacquea professional for the cooking of the variety of different fish, ... which is a big emotion, joy for the fishermen, especially when they fish a big sizes of fish. The preciuos product of fishing, is frashness garanteed, are good to the gourmet that visit Trappeto, and every morning they go to the fish stands the "fishermen" that offer the  precious products at prices exceptable for it everyone.

The country, moke than 400 acres of intensive specialized culture, nature made it possible the natural fertilize of the land and thanks to the water of the lake diga. Vine-yards that pro­duce an excellent white wine from Alcamo, numerous lemon-trees profume of zagara in every season of the year and it is also possible to go across by walking or by horse through the streets that connect the various stations of agricoltura) and horsebackriding. The odor of the lemon-trees of the summer is mixed with the arome of lots of fruit (peaches, apricot, figs, fichidindia, juices, melon, ...) and the first picked from the land of the farm, that every night the farmer­spackage up and wait to send them to generai super­markets, going to town with a nice perfume of the country farm.

The shelis - two natural elements with their perfume, of the ocean and country, leave signs since prehisto­ric for the presence of fossils of fishes and shelis up to different chilometers from the bay of the ocean, even possible finding signs of marine sand. Millions of shelis cemented to the land, the visitors can touch with the hand and bring home. Shelis of ali sizes, small and big of the whole family attached from a hug of death and a fantastic universal stormy. A real natural museum enriched by a big quantity of shell, more wanted, usually every week the beach calls for a strongly wanted tourist that loves nature.

Feast, Folklore, Manifestations - The most impor­tant element of summer season is in august, infact we have the procession in the sea of "Madonna Assunta" and the lateen yard whit the chareography of numerous decarated boats far the occasion. Borgo Dio is a study center that for ten years attracts many learned man of the whole world, for the social­pedagogic research of the sicilians culture, here is piaced the modern auditorium whit ciamorous pain­tings. During the year in Trappeto take piace important manifestations kolk-lare and religious, and also mong modern murales distributed among the country street and there are also music shows organized by the tou­rism assesorship, these are the most constant appointement of the tourists coming from the whole world.

Tours. Between the tours, one of the mo­st suggested, is without doubt ri­de on the motorboat, around the golf of Castellammare, to visit around the numerous water caves, that is the "Palumbo", the colorful rocks of the clo­se "Cala Rossa" the finding of hidden, beautiful engravings of misterious of ocean sulfur water. Riding on the boat for the tour, which is also emotional the natural reserve of "Zingaro" (1600 acres of rich mediterranea palms-nane, agave, and about 40 different species of birds) the Faraglioni and the Tonnara of Scopello surroun­ded by splendid towers normanne. Walking or horsebackriding is advised to go to see the heart of Madonna del Ponte, the "torre Cicala" the green forest of Calatubo and the ancient (medioevale) ideal places for pic-nic and breakfast in the bag.A good service on bus is the best sightseeing, letting you change comfortably, going near the zone of segestiani (rich of water sulfur up to 45° of temperatu­re) Erice and Trapani, the last not missing even in train. From Trapani fast motorboats, speedboats are connected more than once a day with the islands Egadi: Favignana, Levanso, Marettimo, Pantelleria and Linosa. In less than one hour with car is possible the connection with Segesta, Selinunte, Calatafimi, Mazara del Vallo and the city fenicia di Mozia. In the time of 40 km easy to reach by car, train, Palermo, Ustica the castle of the Queen of Carini, superbo Duomo normanno of Monreale the chiosco benedettino that appears with the top of gold and up to the end Piana degli Albanesi and the lake of Jato.