Erice in Trapani province

Erice

Erice

Castello di Venere

This charming medieval village is located on top of the Monte Erice, 40 kilometers far from San Vito lo Capo.
From this nice location you can admire the spectacular view over the Egadi islands, the Saline of Trapani and the Gulf of Bonagia. While walking through its ancient streets you will feel like living between history and myth.
The beauty of Venus still lingers in his ancient Castle, the walk around the Phoenician walls, the wealth of the Cathedral will leave you breathless.
There are many reasons why choosing to visit this nice corner of Sicily.
Erice is also famous for its desserts, the “Genovesi”, prepared once by the cloister nuns and they take thi name from the handmade carpets and ceramics.

Among the numerous churches it is a must to visit the Cathedral, built in 1312 with the material coming from the castle of Venus.
On the main square there is the Antonio Cordici Museum where, in addition to the numerous findings of great interest, the Venus head stands out.
Do not miss the lookout Tower of Frederick rebuilt by the King of Aragon in the 13th century, probably on the remains of a tower erected in the Punic period.
The Mysteries of Erice, kept in the Church of San Giuliano, are contemporary sculptural groups of the Mysteries of Trapani. They are carried on their shoulders during the Good Friday Procession through the streets of the medieval village in a very suggestive atmosphere.
The famous Castle of Venus is located on the top of the Balio Garden.
The Phoenician Walls that start from the square in front of the Cathedral, they are known as the Cyclopean walls because of their size.
The Spanish District is a military construction never completed that overlooks one of the most beautiful views of the area, the Gulf of Monte Cofano.

Da non perdere:
  • Pepoli tower
  • Tower of Federico
  • Antonio Cordici Museum
  • Walk along the Cyclopean walls
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