TWO JEWISH AMBASSADORS
Jews lived in the city as far back as ancient times. Although small, the group was well-established in the city. The Jews of Trapani worked with coral; they wove and dyed silk, and processed tuna, which they caught themselves. They were also builders and ironsmiths and managed iron imports from the island of Elba and from Spain. Two Jews were ambassadors for the Kingdom of Sicily. All Jews left Trapani after 1492.