Drepanon / Trapani

Trapani (2004 population 67,456) is a city in the west coast of Sicily in Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Trapani and is located at . Girolamo Fazio has been the mayor since 26 November 2001.

The ancient name of Trapani was Drépanon or Drepana, the Greek word for "sickle", because of the shape of its harbour which curves out into the Mediterranean Sea. The city was built to serve as port of the nearby city of Erice (Eryx), which overlooks it from Monte San Giuliano. Two ancient legends tell of mythical origins for the city. In the first legend, Trapani stemmed from the sickle fallen from the hands of the prosperity goddess