How to get from trapani airport to Mazara del Vallo ?
As from 8th August 2011 there is now a bus connecting Trapani TPS airport directly to downtown Mazara del Vallo (via Guido Dorso).
Departure times from Trapani airport to Mazara (journey 60 minutes) are : 5:45 7:40 13:40 14:55 16:45 20:30 23:30
Departure times from Mazara (via Guido Dorso) to TPS airport are: 4:45 6:20 7:45 13:50 15:15 19:15 22:00
Service ran by local “AST” bus. Tickets cost 3.6 euros.
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Trapani : I visit Trapani city centre often, so if you are flying into Trapani airport TPS for a holiday in or around Trapani, Sicily then here is some travel info on Trapani rentals.
I have stayed or visited these proposed rental accommodations and recommend them. When you contact them directly and book mention “MIPC” you will probably get a better rate than you can get through rental websites like booking.com hotels.com laterooms.com.
You have probably landed here as you have booked a cheap flight with Ryanair into Trapani airport, Sicily and need somewhere to stay. Firstly you need to consider onwards travel to your accommodation from the airport otherwise you will be stuck in the middle of nowhere.
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Firstly it is important that you know that Trapani airport is 20 minutes from Trapani city centre and public transport is not the best. Your options of onward travel are bus, taxi and car hire.
Bus : The only bus routes running to/from Trapani airport are to the following destinations : Trapani city centre, Marsala centre and Palermo train station. Buses are not regular (see here for Trapani airport bus timetable and how/where to buy tickets) so do some research depending on your arrival time.
Taxi : Taxis operate around the Ryanair arrivals times schedule and generally hang around for 30 minutes after a plane arrives, after which they leave the airport as there is not a continuous arrival of flights/business. So move quickly to the taxi rank, don’t hang around having a snack in arrivals lounge or you may find the taxi rank empty. Negotiate your price with driver before setting off. Taxi to Trapani town centre is 30euros.
Car hire : Best option for mobility if you are NOT staying in Trapani city centre. Bring your sat nav you’ll need it if you are staying in some country agroturismo. NB. I have known people to queue for over an hour to get the hire car. Tip: On arrival send 1 of your group upfront to the car hire queue whilst others wait for luggage.
Trapani city centre rental:
Weekend or short stay in Trapani centre then I would advise you take the bus from Trapani airport (see here for Trapani airport bus timetable and how/where to buy tickets) rather than car hire, it just makes life easy. The rental accommodations in Trapani listed below are all within a 5 minute walk of the bus stop. Get off the bus at Trapani port bustop also known as Piazza Garibaldi, DO NOT stay on the bus to Trapani Bus Station (last stop) unless the accommodation listed recommends that stop.
If you have any problems booking just email MIPC and we will try to help
Highly recommended : “Residence Rosa dei Venti” : 3 star. Self catering apartments. great value quote “MIPC” when booking.
A: name “Tra Le Mura Le case di Hilde” : various apartments in Trapani historic town centre. MIPC rating 3 star
B: name “Residence Cortile Merce” : various services hotel, B&B or apartments. MIPC rating 2star
C: name “La Gancia” : 4 star accommodation
D: name “Al 10 B&B” : Opens summer 2011 : Looks good MIPC 3 star rating
E: name “Le Chiavi di San Francesco Residence” : website not in English. MIPC 3 star rating
F: name “B&B Le Vele” : 10 minute walk from port. MIPC 2 star rating
G: name “Casa Vacanza San Pietro” : MIPC rating 2 star, though nice historic building.
Trapani rent sicily.
Trapani TPS airport closed to civil aviation this afternoon Sunday 20/3/11 until further notice, in preparation for international military action towards Libya. If you are flying with Ryanair to Trapani TPS you will probably be diverted to Palermo PMO, (Trapani airport is also a military airport hence its closure). Not that you should panic visiting Sicily, but it is a strategic base in the current war with Libya along with the NATO base Sigonella. There has been increased military air action over the last 24 hours, quite strange actually for such a peacful area.
UPDATE : TPS Closed till 31st March inclusive. Airport opens as from 1st April….and no its not an Aprils Fools joke !! But not all flights will arrive and take off from Trapani, that is some will still operate from/into Palermo until 10/4/11.
You need to check the day and flight number here on the Ryanair website to be sure where you will land/take off.
ps: there is a shuttle bus operating between both airports for transfers.
The italian defense department has recently offered for sale some of her assets, including some intersting buildings. One in particulr is the light house on the italian island of Marettimo in the Egadi islands near Trapani sicily, next to the islands od Levanzo and Favignana. I will be visiting it on Sunday to take some photos and will report back next week. This is an interesting italian property development opportunity of a lighthouse on an accesabile island in Italy, I see a boutique hotel/residence with an exclusive mooring for yachts and a private jet runway or helicpoter landing pad….Buy a piece of italian history…sign up to our RSS to keep updated on this italian historic building development opportunity in Italy on the Egadi Islands near Trapani, Sicily in Marettimo.
Sicily continues to be highlighted in travel destinations as the sicilian lifestyle in it’s new era is discovered by international tourism. International investment opportunities are opening up. The UK telegraph continues with further articles on Sicily.
A guide to Sicily
Sicily : A new dawn
Considering a holiday in sicily, contact us for further details. Sicilian villas, B&B, property and more in Sicily.
Planning a holiday this 2011 ? Then Italy should be high on your list. Take a read of the UK telegraphs Italy holiday planner for 2011. Key areas of interest the “New Sicily” and “Iseo”, 2 key areas MIPC have an interest in where we can find you italian holiday homes and enhance your holiday with the MIPC local italian guide books and concierge service. Happy New Year and we hope to see you on holiday in Italy this 2011.
Palermo downtown is closed today Sunday 3 October for an official visit of the Pope Benedict XVI.
Buses into Palermo city centre are free and a map of where you can pick up these buses is here Palermo Pope.
Make sure you get a standing position along Via della Liberta or Via Roma where you should get a glimpse of the Pope in his Popemobile. See the Pope’s route here Pope Palermo.
Click here for further details about Palermo airport PMO .
Palermo airport Sicily PMO has been closed all weekend after a Wind Jet airplane over ran the landing strip on Friday. No injuries thankfullly.
Most incoming flights are been diverted to Trapani airport TPS, which is approxiamately 1 hour from Palermo airport PMO. Should you be diverted to TPS there is a Terravision bus from TPS to downtown Palermo railway station, so it shouldn’t really ruin your travel plans. Should you need to get directly to PMO from TPS i would personally advise the best solution to hire a car from TPS a drop it off at PMO. Some car rentals offer hourly rental..it shouldn’t cost you more than 40 euros, that’s if your airline fails to provide transfer transport.
Outgoing flights from PMO may have been transferred to TPS for departure. If you cannot get directly to TPS then present yourself at PMO 3 hours before departure as there is a transfer bus to TPS.
As always check with your airline for specific details of your flight.
LATEST NEWS: As of today Sunday 26/9/10 PMO airport should be back in full function after 14:00 local time. PMO Palermo airport.
Italy is celebrating 150 years of unification.
A short history lesson:
The process of the unification of Italy is known as the Italian Risorgimento. Back in 1860 in Italy there 4 states namely the Austrians in Venetia, the Papal States, the new expanded Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In April 1860, separate insurrections began in Messina and Palermo in Sicily, both of which demonstrated a history of opposing Neapolitan rule. On May 6, 1860, Garibaldi and his cadre of about a thousand Italian “red shirts” volunteers (called I Mille), steamed from Quarto near Genoa, and after a stop in Talamone on May 11 landed near Marsala on the west coast of Sicily to “liberate” southern Italy and Sicily from the centuries old rule of the Bourbon kings from Spain. Near Salemi, Garibaldi’s army attracted scattered bands of rebels, and the combined forces defeated the opposing army at Calatafimi on May 13. Within three days, the invading force had swelled to 4,000 men. On May 14, Garibaldi proclaimed himself dictator of Sicily, in the name of Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. In less than a month, and against all odds, they had seized Palermo. The defeat of the 20,000-strong Bourbon army in Palermo sent a shiver up the spine of Italy and through the Bourbon monarchy in Naples, setting the stage for the unification of Italy and ultimately leading to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy (March 17, 1861) in Turin, Piedmonte.
The 150 year celebrations started this May 6th and will conclude next year 2011 with 150 years of the Kingdom of Italy. Even Ferrari has created a special logo which appears as from today on the F10s of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso: the three stripes of the Italian flag placed over the dates 1861>2011 are the symbol of the inter-ministerial committee to celebrate the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Italian Unity.
The head of State, President Giorgio Napolitano, was on the defensive when he travelled to Genoa this week to honour the Thousand. “To celebrate the unity of Italy is not a waste of time or money,” he declared. He urged Italians to show “a stronger sense of Italy and of being Italian”, following the leader of the The Northern League, Umberto Bossi’s comments calling the celebrations “useless things.” The party’s newspaper demanded rhetorically, “The unity of Italy – what’s there to celebrate?” and described the birth of the unitary state as “contrary to nature and history.”
The celebrations will follow the route of Garibaldi. Here in Sicily of particular interest was the THE GARIBALDI TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2010 from Genoa to Trapani.
In Salemi, Napolitano will be visiting on Tuesday 11th May to open the new town hall and new mafia museum which is planned to attract new mafia tourism to Salemi the town of the 1 euro house regeneration project.
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