La Casa di Argo

Trapani
Bed & Breakfast


Host Enzo is and his much-loved dog Argo will make your stay in this magical quarter of Trapani utterly memorable. Stylish but not contrived

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A delight to find B&B in the fishermen’s quarter, bright with bobbing boats, still unposh, still unspoiled. Nice and peaceful too: there are no through roads and the sea is on three sides. Slip into the hall of this 1900s block – past Enzo’s bike and canoe – then up a narrow stone stair to the flat on the first floor. Warm generous Enzo, ex lecturer in tourism, lives with his much-loved dog – Argo! To the right are the two guest bedrooms; to the left, a small living area and a strikingly colourful terrace; find a couple of sunloungers, bright flowers, a potted olive, objets trouvés. This is where Enzo brings you a breakfast of fresh breads, great coffee, exotic jams. Steps continue to a larger terrace bright with Tunisian tiles, and up to a small secluded patio from which you can gaze on the Egadi Islands: a pretty spot for a glass of wine and a snooze. The two bedrooms, not large but interesting and original, have firm beds, decorative antique floor tiles and domed ceilings. Trapani’s once neglected baroque centre is rich with churches, museums, restaurants and shops; the beaches are sandy and gorgeous.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
2pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 3 nights. Luggage storage available.
Closed
1 November - 31 March.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants within walking distance.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €60
2 Doubles
From €60

Reviews

Everything everyone else has said is true. Enzo is a charming host, welcoming, generous, passionate and compassionate. His house is amazing, tucked away in an unprepossessing street near the port, it just gets bigger and more amazing the further up you go. Trapani old town has an excellent choice of restaurants, but the ones that Enzo recommended certainly seemed to be the best. It's a great place to explore the amazing coast and islands, and the views from Erice, absolutely stunning, as was the cable car ride up there in the setting sun. We miss Argo & Pipo already.

Brian & gill, London

This place, though small and unprepossessing from the outside, is delightful once you are in. The three roof terraces, one above the other, are perfect for sitting out in the cool of the evening. Well placed close to the harbour, it is a few minutes' walk to the old city centre and restaurants. Enzo is a very considerate host and his breakfasts are magnificent. He is also a fount of local knowledge and gives very good advice on where to go and what to see. We had a very happy three days, using this place as a convenient base to explore round about.

Antony, London

I highly recommend staying with Enzo. He is the kindest, most hospitable host and has the softest dog! The room was full of character and very comfortable. We had breakfast on the roof terrace looking out across to the islands and wine watching the sun go down. The house is right in the old quarter next to the harbour and local beach. It's a great place to explore the region and get ferries to the islands and it's very good value. But best of all was Enzo's hospitality and company. Go!

Helen, London

We arrived at Enzo's to be greeted by a wide, warm smile and a glass of chilled white wine. What a wonderful welcome and our stay remained the same. The house is in a lovely quiet area, with plenty free parking nearby (if not outside), but 5 minutes walk to the town centre and 10 minutes walk to the ferries for the islands. Definitely a home from home!

Geoff, Eastwood, nottingham

Enzo is the most hospitable B&B host we have ever met. He and his lovely dog Argo welcome you to a relaxed and friendly home. The room was comfy and the roof garden is a great place to relax, read a book or drink vino as you watch the sun setting over the sea. It is in a quiet area near the fishing harbour and only 5 mins walk to Trapani's historical centre

Bruce, Fishguard

Lovely situation right by the fishing harbour and a very short walk into the pedestrianised old town. Great sunset views from the top terrace. Enzo and Argo are the perfect hosts, so kind and helpful. Enzo cooked us a fabulous dinner with wine and his breakfasts are full of local delicacies- wonderful. We would definitely stay here again, so comfortable; full of fascinating pieces; a kind, attentive host who becomes a friend; a taste of the real Sicily.

Dianne, Turnditch,belper

Highly recommended. Enzo was so kind and friendly - he invited us to have lunch with him, offered us a lift, and invited us for a drink and snacks before we went out for the evening. His house was lovely, with extensive terraces. Breakfast was delicious, room was cosy and comfortable and Trapani was an interesting place to visit

Ann, Ashford

A wonderful experience overall. Enzo, the ultimate host, put in so much extra effort and time to make our holiday. Making us a dinner on our first night, bringing us local delicacies to try, helping us plan our days so we maximised our time in Trapani, to taking us out on a trip and for dinner. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He even introduced us to his friends in Palermo who added to making the experience even more special. Argo is a lovely, friendly wonderful dog who we got attached to. It was lovely to meet Pippo - the quartier dog. The house is enchanting and full of character.

Vasanta, Borehamwood

This place really is magical. The area, the house, the terraces, Enzo and his dog make for a memorable stay. We had not visited Trapani before and fell in love with it. Enzo is extremely welcoming and an ideal host, going the extra mile to speak English and to recommend great places to eat and drink.

Jane

We have visited Sicily many times & stayed in many places, however this is definitely one of our favourites. Enzo is the most wonderful, charming & caring host. Nothing is too much trouble for him or his wonderful friend Carmello. Whether it be inviting us for post supper drinks on his roof terrace once our children were in bed, to dropping us at the port for our trip to Favignana. The rooms are simple but very comfortable, breakfast is a feast & it's walking distance to the best gelateria on the island. We loved our stay with Enzo & his wonderful dog Argo & cannot wait to return. A Presto

Nikki, London

Wonderful place, full of generosity. It is a place to visit more than once

Claudia

Enzo and Argo were the best hosts imaginable. Breakfasts were taken on one of the 4 terraces, each one climbing further above the stunning fishermen's houses that surround the old port. The hazlenut chocolate croissants were difficult to resist but we occasionally managed to be healthy and eat nespole, a delicious cross between a peach and an orange. The boats to the Egadi islands are just ten minutes away, as is the splendid baroque town centre. Enzo helped us find our way around and on the last night we enjoyed dinner with him at his friend's restaurant near the Saline. Salute.

Tom

Cannot praise highly enough. Lovely house, food good and host wonderful - we joined him for supper - and his local knowledge and suggestions for trips and restaurants were really useful. Argo the dog was a joy too. Very well placed for exploring by bus, cable car and boat. We did not have a car and did not need one. Would certainly return.

Beverley

We stayed two nights in Trapani on a 6-week tour of Italy. Enzo was the most wonderful and charming host. On arrival he took us to a local mechanic to get our old car fixed (at minimal cost) and phoned a contact to arrange a visit for us. We loved the town - have never seen so many weddings taking place! We would definitely return.

Grahame

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable week at La Casa di Argo with Enzo and Argo the dog. Located in the fisherman's quarter which retains an authentic charm, the accommodation is quirky and full of character and Enzo is a charming host for whom nothing is too much trouble. And the views of the Mediterranean from the roof terrace are the icing on the cake. I couldn't recommend this hidden gem highly enough.

David

We had one night with Enzo and enjoyed it very much indeed.The website description is spot on and we thought La Casa good value. Enzo is charming,helpful and kind and he enhanced our experience of Trapani. His breakfasts are wonderful and taken on his breezy but shaded terrace. Our stay was a great end to a fortnight in Sicily.

Mary

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Vincenzo Lo Coco

  • At 100 meters from the B & B is the fish market with all the colors of the sea
  • If you want to swim in close to the B & B you find a beautiful place at Ligny Tower 150 meters away
  • A modern cableway takes you to the top of the beautiful Erice (medieval town)
  • In 20 minutes by car you can visit Segesta (Tempio and Amphitheatre)
  • A few miles from the B & B you can see the beautiful sunset on the salt pans
  • At 400 meters from the B & B hydrofoils take you to the Egadi Islands