It is the first part of Sicily to be invested by the North African sand when the south wind blowing . Because of its proximity to Tunisia , the angle is the westernmost island since ancient times a strategic outpost for trade in the Mediterranean . From those of the Phoenicians , Greeks and Romans in historical times , to those to Europe in the period between the end of ´700 and early ´900, when structures such as tuna and activities such as the production of Marsala wine, the extraction of the salt and the manufacturing of coral became prosperous economic realities. Elements that with archaeological sites and protected natural areas combine to make the province of Trapani in Sicily one of the territories with wider margins tourist development . Potential , however, still held back by the lack of infrastructure, especially rail and road . A gap in which, as suggested by the intermediation professionals active in the area , they risk wasting the opportunities for development lighted by recent territorial marketing initiatives : the expansion of the airport of Trapani Birgi ( +98% passengers in 2009 , rising to share 982mila ), which now also landed tourists from northern Europe, to sailing regattas , starting from the preliminary round of the America´s Cup in 2005 , giving way now every year in the city lilibea (modern Marsala) , which became his wind a international limelight. He has demonstrated , two weeks ago, and the landing of Garibaldi tall ship , the race of the sailing ships of the schools of the world´s leading marine , sailed from Genoa and landed in the port of Trapani , paving the way for the re-enactment of the 150th anniversary of ´ firm of Italian unification ´ " Hero of Two Worlds " and its initial handful of followers involving 1,089 on May 11 visit to Marsala ´s head of state . In Trapani , the initiatives of retraining, in terms of recovery of artifacts and beautification of street furniture in the historic, matches alongside the sailing events of five years ago continue to drive investment in bricks and mortar . Today, however, the market shows a dynamism resized. "Compared to the last 2-3 years there has been a standstill in transactions , with a decrease of at least 25% ," says Stefano Codraro , provincial president of the Fimaa . A situation caused not only by the current economic crisis , even as prices remained unchanged or in some cases paradoxically increased , up to 20 % more than last year. The most desirable areas for real estate business , especially among Northern Italian and foreign investors , remain the two storey building : the plowed by the North Walls , on which stands the profile of the seventeenth-century Torre di Ligny , recently restored and that of Porto, overlooking the panorama of the Egadi Islands (Favignana , Levanzo and Marettimo) . The prices change according to the panoramic views of the house. " What makes the difference is the view of the sea , which can also affect more than 300 euro per square meter on the final price ," says Aurelia Bonfiglio , Fiaip agent and owner of Coimmobiliare in Trapani . According to the developers Trapani requests for money in the historic center of town are between 1,500 and 2 thousand euro per square meter , but for a renovated apartment overlooking the walls spending also touches on the 2,500 euro / sq.m . Location Trapani reference for those seeking an independent solution is Erice . In this coastal village , which in mythological references is considered the place where he landed his father Anchises Aeneas when he died (in the area remembers a stele ) , during the summer there is considerable population increases , even up to more than 3,500 inhabitants . "The real estate offer in this area concerns almost exclusively the independent cottages or , if newly built , semi-detached , the cost of which ranges from 1.700 to 2 thousand euro / sqm ," Mary shows Campaniolo , the Cm Realty. Slightly higher ( between 1,400 and 2,500 euro / sq.m ) quotes for a second home in BONAGIA , quiet, seaside village belonging to the municipality of Valderice, home to an ancient tuna ´600 restored to its original charm thanks to a careful restoration. Market dear and drop demands even more evident in Erice . In the beautiful medieval village , overlooking Trapani from Monte San Giuliano at 750 meters above sea level , the question focuses on small apartments created inside the stone houses . Prices range from 1,500 to 2,500 EUR per square meter .
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