ERICE

Erice represents for any visitor a thrilling encounter with and history, relived in every single precious ston of this medieval village perched on Mount Erice. Whether travelling by cable car from Trapani or along one of its winding roads, the journey to the township boasts rich landscapes and views over the Egadi Islands, Trapani, the salt pans and Mount Cofano. The mith is still palpable when visiting the Castle of Venus, built by the Normans on the ruins of the Sanctuary, dedicated to the goddess of fertility, beauty and love. Erice retains its medieval charm in its stone houses and narrow, stone-paved streets overlooked by the typical flower-filled courtyards with stairwells and arches, hidden by stone walls that invite exploration. From the public Balio gardens surrounding the Pepoli Castle, the panoramic view extends from Trapani, the salt pans, the Egadi Islands and further south to Marsala back around to the Castellammare Gulf and the coast towards San Vito lo Capo.