2 Hotels in Trabia, Italy
Trabia is a small town in the province of Palermo which overlooks the Tyrrhenian sea. The village is set at the center of the Conca d'Oro, a beautiful stretch of coast characterized by a mild climate and rich of natural beauty. The main economical activities are agriculture and fishermen, mainly dedicated to tuna. The hills surrounding the town are covered with large vineyards and olive groves, but the area is also rich in citrus groves and trees of medlar. But tourism is having in recent years a great boost thanks to the sea clarity and beauty of the coastline.
From a military document of the ninth century shows that when the Arabs arrived in Sicily at Trabia existed a small village. The current name derives from the arabian "at tarběah" which means "square" for its urban structure quadrangular. This area was very rich thanks to the production of paste that was traded across the Mediterranean. The architectural symbol of the city is certainly the old fortress, which has undergone over the centuries various restructuring. Since the sixteenth century the structure is owned by the family of Lanza, who ruled the city for a long time.
The castle of Trabia has an imposing walls square, a central tower in the center of the courtyard and two cylindrical towers once fitted artillery. The walls are accompanied by a series of architectural elements that were used as decoration and they have large terraces from which we can admire the magnificent Gulf of Termini. Nearby lies the tunny-fishing ground of San Nichola, that exists from the fourteenth century. Nowaday we can visit it and assist the traditional fishing for tuna.
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Longitude:13° 81' 0'' E (13.65)