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Valderice

Villa Betania

Situated on a hill, between Trapani and Mount Erice, it is a panoramic holiday area much loved by the people of Trapani both for its tranquillity and for the healthy air that is breathed here. The town has always been a flourishing agricultural centre. Today, exploring the area, one can discover, among green extensions of olives and vines, mansion houses and ancient baglio (rural, fortified structures) with rich gardens. Immersed in the green of the municipal pine wood is the open air theatre, created in a disused quarry, which comes alive in the summer season with important cultural events. Other events which interest the territory are the Uphill time trial of Mount Erice (May), the Bibbia nel Parco – Bible in the Park (Christmas) and the parade of allegorical wagons (Carnival time). On reaching the coast, which winds its way around rocky bays and small beaches, one arrives at the ancient Tonnara (tuna warehouse) of Bonagia, whose tower holds a small museum of activity connected to fishing and the working of the tuna.

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The beauties di (en)Valderice

Ruins of S. Barnaba church Valderice
RUDERI DELLA CHIESA DI SAN BARNABA
The remains of perimeter walls of the ancient place of worship from the XVI century, it is now...
Villa Elena Valderice
VILLA ELENA
The structure is an ancient country house from the XIX century, it is also known as "la casina"...
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TONNARA DI BONAGIA
Having been transformed into a hotel, little is left of the ancient structure. In the centre...
Xiare Tower Valderice
TORRE XIARE
It is situated in the district of the same name and has recently been renovated and made into a...
S. Francesco di Paola Chapel Valderice
CAPPELLA SAN FRANCESCO DI PAOLA
A votive chapel, situated on the main street of the town, dedicated to S. Francesco di Paola.
S. Marco drinking trough Valderice
ABBEVERATOIO SAN MARCO
An ancient fountain for the collection of water used as a water supply to the town. In Via...
Sanctuary,Madonna of mercy Valderice
SANTUARIO DELLA MISERICORDIA
The suggestive Santuario di Maria Santissima della Misericordia, rises on the site where an...
Arco del Cavaliere Valderice
ARCO DEL CAVALIERE O ARCO MONUMENTALE
The Arco del Cavaliere, in the locality of the same name is also interesting; it is what remains...

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