Located on the island of Sicily, Tarrasini is a peaceful town overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, where bustling piazzas and centuries-old watchtowers sit alongside history museums and grottoes. Along with annual festivals, Tarrasini has a main beachfront and keeps you close to alluring nature reserves.
Things to do in Terrasini
If you feel like hitting the beach, venture down to Praiola, the main beach in Tarrasini where soft sand and calm water combines beautifully with waterfront restaurants. Check out Coral Reef for cocktails and seafood or Ristorante Il Bavaglino Di Costa Giuseppe for classic Italian dishes and wine. You can also chill out in the nearby Parco Giochi, which has shaded picnic tables and a playground.
Want to learn more about the local culture and history? Visit the Regional Museum in Terrasini to admire ancient artefacts, such as old pull carts, tools and weapons, along with taxidermy animals. Travel slightly further down the coastline to reach Torre Alba, an old-world watchtower dating back to the 16th century. You can also visit two other watch towers near Terrasini, including the 15th-century Torre di Capo Rama.
Take a day trip to the expansive Natural Reserve Cape Rama to soak up views of dramatic cliffs jutting out into the Tyrrhenian Sea. A two or three-hour walk takes you past cliffs, mountains and verdant forests.
Those looking for a lively nightlife scene should head to Sinus DiscoClub, where you can sip cocktails while overlooking the ocean. Alternatively, enjoy cold beer and Italian wine at Bar Blanco, which sits on the marina.
Getting around Terrasini
Terrasini is best reached by flying into Palermo Airport, which is about 25 minutes’ drive away and has domestic and international flights. You can easily explore Terrasini on foot or by using the local taxis or a hire car.