The history of Petrosino as a separate municipality within the Province of Trapani started in 1980. Before that, it was part of the territory of Marsala. Petrosino and Marsala in fact share the common vocation of agriculture and wine growing and production. Their countryside offers extensive cultivated fields, especially vineyards, with various local productions of fruit and vegetables. if you wander through the fields you will come across the traditional bagli, which are rural architectural structures that are especially common in the areas between Marsala and Mazara del Vallo and are fortified farms with internal courtyards overlooked by the traditional manor house. Aside from the agricultural landscape, Petrosino is characterised by sandy coasts (for example the Biscione beach), that in the summer become full of holidaymakers. The first settlements date back to the middle of the 17th century, and they consisted of inland farm labourers that created small households called chiànura, and fishermen who settled on the coast of the present-day Biscione village. The settlement developed from the 19th century onwards along the main road (today called Viale Baglio Woodhouse), where John Woodhouse built a winery in 1813. Municipal independence dates back to 1980, when Petrosino, which is a hamlet of Marsala, broke away from the latter and became the youngest municipality in the province of Trapani.
Local government offices: Piazza della Repubblica, 91020 Petrosino (TP)
Telephone switchboard: 0923 731711
LOCAL POLICE: 0923 985500