Istanbul Market 2
Piazza Umberta, Erice, Sicily

Fruit Seller Trapani Sicily

Fruit_seller_trapani

Original Watercolour 15" x 11"

Trapani occupies a low-lying promontory with a curving harbour which, combined with its position at Sicily's western tip, made the town into an important hub for traders and travellers. Today the ferry port is still a base for journeys out to smaller islands like Favignana (a great little island to visit for the day - no cars and very peaceful), to the Italian mainland, and to Tunisia. It's around here the entrepreneurial fruit sellers arrive in their small little 3 wheel trucks that you only seem to see abroad, and start selling their produce. The town isn't particularly well-known to foreign tourists (when I was there I think I heard a brit once), and is not one of the island's most obvious holiday destinations.

 

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