Stragusto (http://www.stragusto.it/index.php) is a wonderful annual street food festival which takes place in the ancient town of Trapani, on the western tip of Sicily, from 20 - 22 July, 2012.
Stragusto celebrates Mediterranean food made and served on the streets, and dishes up the opportunity to taste cultural foods from the 'road' - a mixture of tastes, smells and sounds from various regions. Every evening from 7pm until midnight, visitors can see and taste: lamprey, fritters, arancini, sfincioni, cakes, pancakes, a startling selection of breads, cabbuci, couscous, stuffed olives, , kebabs, desserts ... all made fresh, right there, on the street. The festival also offers musical performances and entertainment, celebrating traditions and customs of Mediterranean countries, with wine tasting and more.
The recently refurbished Fish Market of Trapani hosts the festival. Built right in the town centre, easy to reach, and beautifully positioned with views over the sea.
Essential Italy can recommend the following accommodation option, perfectly placed for visiting Trapani.
Villa delle Saline (5 Apartments) - http://www.essentialitaly.co.uk/sicily_apartments_villa-delle-saline.php
Villa delle Saline sits right near the coastline, dates back to the late 18th century and is steeped in local history. Villa delle Saline has been converted into five private apartments all with independent access to the garden with its own little orchard with fresh organic tomatoes and herbs for visitors to pick and use. Apartments sleep from 2 - 6 people.
Location: Marsala 9km, Trapani airport 11km, Trapani 30km, Mazara del vallo 30km, Segesta 45km, Selinunte 53km, San vito lo capo 70 km, Scopello 74km, Palermo 121km, Palermo airport 100km
Price: July rates from £660 - £1980 per week depending on apartment size.
|Start date||Friday, 20 July, 2012 07:00 PM|
|End date||Sunday, 22 July, 2012 12:00 AM|