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Erice

If the origins of Erice have become lost in the fog of time, walking through the cobbled streets of the medieval town on the summit of Mount San Giuliano, that same fog allows the discovery of signs, symbols and legends which originated long before the Punics and Romans who erected a sanctuary dedicated to the Goddess of Love here. Visiting Erice means, in fact, losing oneself amongst thousands of glimpses of cobbled streets, fortifications, ancient churches (the Mother Church and Sant'Orsola), monasteries, craft shops (producing ceramics, typical pastries, rugs), pine woods and gardens to then lose oneself on the edge of the town, in breathtaking views towards the Egadi Islands, the Stagnone, the salt pans and the cultivated fields of  the whole of the province of Trapani.

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The beauties di (en)Erice

San Pietro Church Erice
CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO
Built in 1365, it was one of the most visited churches by the faithful mainly because of its...
Carmine Gate Erice
PORTA CARMINE
It is in the middle of three entrances to the city, it has an evident Medieval aspect despite...
Rug Erice
TAPPETI
The cobbled streets of the town centre are full of crafts shops showing typical wares from...
San Giuliano Church Erice
CHIESA DI SAN GIULIANO
Built in 1070 the authorization of Roger the Norman, it is one of the first churches to be built...
“Ettore Majorana” Centre for Scientific Culture Erice
CENTRO DI CULTURA SCIENTIFICA "ETTORE MAIORANA"
Built in 1542 as a monastery next to the Saint Peter’s Church. The building was used a...
Towers of the Balio Erice
TORRI DEL BALIO
These Medieval towers were the outposts of military fortresses, and the seat of the governor...
Genovesi Erice
LABORATORI DI PASTICCERIA
It is the pastries and confectionary which make the town an undisputed must as regards the food...
Norman Castle Erice
CASTELLO NORMANNO E TEMPIO DI VENERE
According to legend this castle was built on the site of an ancient Roman temple that was...

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