Trapani, Sicily: the highest concentration of archaeological sites in Italy

Elymians, Punics, Greeks, Romans... All the Mediterranean cultures in one province

Many people searching for an Italian school in Southern Italy are fascinated by ancient history... Sicily is the region with the greatest variety of archaeological sites in Italy, many of them featured in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In the Trapani area there are extraordinary archaeological sites, many of them are one of a kind as they were left by cultures that existed only in Sicily, such as the Elymians. All of them are surprising for how they blend into the landscape: a wonderful view over the Gulf of Castellammare can be enjoyed from the theatre of Segesta; the most important Punic archaeological site in the Mediterranean area, Mothia, seems suspended out of time in the Stagnone lagoon; from the beach of Selinunte you can admire the ruins of the acropolis, which is today is the largest archaeological park in Europe.

Attending an Italian course in Sicily you can't miss these wonderful sites just few miles away from Trapani. The connoisseurs will also have a chance to visit the Grotta del Genovese in Levanzo island, a prehistoric site with impressive cave paintings dating back to the Neolithic age, as well as the archaeological sites in the other island of Pantelleria.

Those who desire to visit archaeological finds "indoors" can visit in Trapani the Pepoli Museum and the underwater archaeology museum of Torre di Ligny, the Whitaker Museum in Mothia with its world-famous statue known as "Giovinetto" (young man), the Baglio Anselmi Museum in Marsala with the Punic Ship, the Satyr Museum in Mazara del Vallo and the City Museum in Castelvetrano with its "Ephebus".

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