Marsala, Trapani and the West towards South of Sicily
I will be headed to Trapani, staying in Marsala this weekend for only 3 days. I was just there 5 months ago in the Palermo, Alcamo, Castellammare del Golfo, Erice, Marsala areas, so would like to explore elsewhere this time. Going with one friend and renting a car.
I decided to stay in Marsala because last time we only made it for a couple of hours and didn't even eat there.
So. #1 Where shall we eat for great local food in Marsala
#2 Where should we go from Marsala
#3 Where else should I not miss for food?
#4 Is Sciacca worth it? Other towns? Agrigento or nearby for food? We will go to the temples
P.S. I know that there are other posts on Sicily, but it was very hard to find specific information on these areas.
From what I've seen/read about the casbah-like old quarters of Sciacca (and that it's a major fishing town), sounds like it's worth the detour. It's on our (regularly postponed) tour-Sicily list. Also, don't know if you;ll be passing through the center of the island, but Enna, high on its isolated perch, has always seemed like an amazing (and off the beaten coasstal path) stop. Buon viaggio!
There was a post a couple days ago asking for info for Erice, Agrigento etc. I put up some restaurant suggestions
Heres an additional one near Marsala:
Via XXIV Maggio, 14, Castelvetrano Trapani, Sicilia 91022, IT
Here are a couple in Marsala from the Gambero Rosso Lowcost book
Il gallo e l"Innamorata, via S. Bilardello,18, closed Tues
Morsi e Sorsi
via A. Diaz,66
closed Tues, open only in the evening
Here are a few from the to be deleted database for Sciacca - seem like some good bets
La Vecchia Conza
traditional dishes, Trattoria, closed Mon.
095 25 385 - Via P. Gerardi,37/39, Sciacca, Sicily 92019, IT
Slowfood pick, seafood, near harbor, Closed Sun and for aperiod around Easter
0925 25349 - al VIA PORTO, 25, Sciacca Agrigento, Sicilia 92019, IT
Hostaria del Vicolo
meat and fish dishes, old recipes, fine raw materials, Gambero Rosso 78/55 good value, closed Mondays
0925 23071 - vicolo Sammaritano,10, Sciacca, Sicily 92019, IT
Porto San Paolo
0925 27 982 - Largo San Paolo,1, Sciacca, Sicily 92019, IT
It'll be great to hear about your trip!