The ancient name of Trapani was Drepanon, it's placed on the western corner of Sicily, just out into the Mediterranean Sea in the shape of a sickle.
The city has today est. 70,000 inhabitants.
Over the centuries the salt-pans and the salt industries have created a unique environment of great cultural and economic relevance. This route is called Via del sale (the salt road). On this road there are several mills.
The province of Trapani alone produces more wine than the entire regions of Tuscany or Piedmont or such nations as Hungary, Austria or Chile.