Giardini Mon Plaisir – Charming B&B in Trapani

Where to go in the evening in Trapani

A wide choice of possibilities to spend
pleasant evenings in the company

What to do in the evening in Trapani? Famous for its beautiful coastline washed by a wonderful crystal-clear sea, its charming historic centre and the beauty of the surrounding villages and islands, the Sicilian city offers a wide range of possibilities for spending pleasant evenings with your better half, family or friends.

Aperitif

To get the evening off to a good start, there is nothing better than a delicious aperitif while sipping a good cocktail or nibbling on some Trapanese specialities. If you don’t feel like going out, you can relax in the garden or around the perimeter of our villa’s swimming pool while enjoying the inviting and innovative aperitifs proposed by our Barman Alessandro.
Easily accessible by car or bicycle from Giardini MonPlaisir, Trapani’s historic centre offers a wide choice of venues, where you can stop for a simple drink or extend for dinner. One of the best places to stop for an aperitif is the Versi di Rosso wine bar located along Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Trapani, renowned and internationally recognised for the wide selection of fine natural wines it offers. Wines and drinks are accompanied by a selection of genuine, authentic local products. Also perfect for an aperitif is the Nettuno Lounge Bar in Piazza Scalo d’Alaggio, where you can sip your cocktail with some bruschetta made from tuna products while admiring the wonderful spectacle of the sunset over the sea. Also not to be missed in Trapani: the restaurant Maree in Via Serisso, famous for its many specialities of typical Trapanese seafood cuisine and also an ideal place for dinner on the way back from a boat trip; and the wine bar I Corti in Viale Regina Elena, for a hearty aperitif with typical Sicilian products, both sea and land, accompanied by delicious cocktails.

Aperitif

To get the evening off to a good start, there is nothing better than a delicious aperitif while sipping a good cocktail or nibbling on some Trapanese specialities. If you don’t feel like going out, you can relax in the garden or around the perimeter of our villa’s swimming pool while enjoying the inviting and innovative aperitifs proposed by our Barman Alessandro.
Easily accessible by car or bicycle from Giardini MonPlaisir, Trapani’s historic centre offers a wide choice of venues, where you can stop for a simple drink or extend for dinner. One of the best places to stop for an aperitif is the Versi di Rosso wine bar located along Corso Vittorio Emanuele in Trapani, renowned and internationally recognised for the wide selection of fine natural wines it offers. Wines and drinks are accompanied by a selection of genuine, authentic local products. Also perfect for an aperitif is the Nettuno Lounge Bar in Piazza Scalo d’Alaggio, where you can sip your cocktail with some bruschetta made from tuna products while admiring the wonderful spectacle of the sunset over the sea. Also not to be missed in Trapani: the restaurant Maree in Via Serisso, famous for its many specialities of typical Trapanese seafood cuisine and also an ideal place for dinner on the way back from a boat trip; and the wine bar I Corti in Viale Regina Elena, for a hearty aperitif with typical Sicilian products, both sea and land, accompanied by delicious cocktails.

Sunset

If you love sunsets and think there is nothing more relaxing and romantic, you can find numerous spots in Trapani from which to admire this natural spectacle that is renewed every evening. One of the most beautiful and evocative sunsets can be observed from the Saline di Trapani e Paceco Nature Reserve, a true natural paradise covering some 986 hectares. When the last rays of the sun hit the salt pans, the blue of the sea and the white of the salt are tinged with red, orange and yellow, creating a scenery that looks like a painting. A remarkable beauty can be enjoyed from the Colombaia Castle, an ancient fortress located on a small island at the western end of Trapani harbour. At dusk, the silhouettes of the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo stand out sharply against a red sky. The village of Erice, perched on Mount San Giuliano some 750 metres above sea level, also offers breathtakingly beautiful sunsets. We recommend you admire it from the beautiful Balio Garden, you will be left speechless by the splendid view. Other magnificent sunsets can be observed from the Torre di Ligny cliffs, the Marausa Beach and Villino Nasi.

Restaurants

For those who love good food in Trapani, there are numerous restaurants where you can spend the evening and enjoy traditional dishes. In a building in the historic centre, under ancient Favignana tufa vaults, is Serisso 47, the town’s most elegant restaurant. Fish is king, but a worthy presence is also reserved for local meat, vegetables and cheese, not forgetting regional and national excellences. If you are looking for something rustic, we recommend La Dolce Vita on Via Egadi, an osteria frequented mainly by the people of Trapani that offers typical Sicilian cuisine with rich, simple and tasty dishes prepared with the freshest produce. The menu includes both meat and fish dishes. Also not to be missed is the Osteria Il Moro on Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, in the heart of Trapani’s historic centre. It is a classy restaurant rather than an osteria, offering a menu inspired by Sicilian tradition, but reinterpreted in a modern key. Characterised by a convivial and carefree atmosphere, it also impresses with its tastefully and simply furnished location.

Restaurants

For those who love good food in Trapani, there are numerous restaurants where you can spend the evening and enjoy traditional dishes. In a building in the historic centre, under ancient Favignana tufa vaults, is Serisso 47, the town’s most elegant restaurant. Fish is king, but a worthy presence is also reserved for local meat, vegetables and cheese, not forgetting regional and national excellences. If you are looking for something rustic, we recommend La Dolce Vita on Via Egadi, an osteria frequented mainly by the people of Trapani that offers typical Sicilian cuisine with rich, simple and tasty dishes prepared with the freshest produce. The menu includes both meat and fish dishes. Also not to be missed is the Osteria Il Moro on Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, in the heart of Trapani’s historic centre. It is a classy restaurant rather than an osteria, offering a menu inspired by Sicilian tradition, but reinterpreted in a modern key. Characterised by a convivial and carefree atmosphere, it also impresses with its tastefully and simply furnished location.

Restaurants

If you love meat, you have to go and eat it at Campo Norcineria on the Lungomare Dante Alighieri, not just a restaurant, but a pork butchery with a kitchen, complete with a counter displaying cuts of local and other meat. Run by a family of skilled butchers, it offers unique and sophisticated dishes paired with a wide selection of wines and beers. If, on the other hand, you want to try Trapani’s famous cous cous, we recommend Cantina Siciliana on Via Giudecca, one of the city’s most famous restaurants. Here, the couscous is made with hand-cooked semolina as tradition teaches, cooked and accompanied by fish broth. Impossible to leave the city without savouring it. Another of Trapani’s gastronomic destinations is undoubtedly La Bettolaccia, a cosy and relaxing place with a warm atmosphere that serves genuine dishes, created from local ingredients and linked to seasonality. Specialities include tuna bresaola with black pepper, linguine with grouper roe and cherry tomatoes, and mixed fish and fennel bites. If you are in the mood for pizza, we suggest Pizzeria Calvino on Via Nunzio Nasi, one of the most prestigious and renowned in the city. Try the ‘Rianata’, the Trapanese pizza par excellence, prepared with tomato, garlic, pecorino cheese, parsley, anchovies and oregano.

Music & Shows

If you are a classical music lover, you can attend a fascinating concert in the Church of Sant’Alberto in Trapani. The concert season, which opens in October and closes in June, features an extraordinarily rich programme, both in terms of quality and variety of concerts, with Sicilian talents and important artists from the national and international music scene. In summer, on the other hand, the Luglio Musicale Trapanese keeps Trapani’s tradition of theatre and opera music alive. The performances are held in the prestigious open-air theatre of Villa Margherita named after the great Sicilian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano. In addition to the main operas staged, there are many important side events designed to enrich the playbill. The best companies and the best known Italian actors and directors have graced the stages of Luglio.

Is this not enough for you? Come and visit us and we will find something for you!

Music & Shows

If you are a classical music lover, you can attend a fascinating concert in the Church of Sant’Alberto in Trapani. The concert season, which opens in October and closes in June, features an extraordinarily rich programme, both in terms of quality and variety of concerts, with Sicilian talents and important artists from the national and international music scene. In summer, on the other hand, the Luglio Musicale Trapanese keeps Trapani’s tradition of theatre and opera music alive. The performances are held in the prestigious open-air theatre of Villa Margherita named after the great Sicilian tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano. In addition to the main operas staged, there are many important side events designed to enrich the playbill. The best companies and the best known Italian actors and directors have graced the stages of Luglio.

Is this not enough for you? Come and visit us and we will find something for you!

Segesta

Segesta the stage for a fascinating story Segesta is located in north-western Sicily and stands on Mount Barbaro, a short distance from Alcamo and Castellammare

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