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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

Genovesi Erice
LABORATORI DI PASTICCERIA
It is the pastries and confectionary which make the town an undisputed must as regards the food...
Elymian Wall Erice
MURA ELIMO PUNICHE
A superb archaeological testimony of the seventh century B.C. The construction of this barrier...
“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...
San Cataldo Church Erice
CHIESA DI SAN CATALDO
It has an eighteenth century appearance and holds fine works of art.
Via Giudaica Erice
VIA GIUDAICA
An ancient road, so-called as it lead to the Jewish quarter.
Kitesurfing Erice
LIDO SAN GIULIANO
A stretch of sandy beach, equipped in summer with bathing stations.
Towers of the Balio Erice
TORRI DEL BALIO
These Medieval towers were the outposts of military fortresses, and the seat of the governor...
Head of Venus Erice
TESTINA DI AFRODITE
In the Antonio Cordici Civic Museum, there are archaeological finds from different periods...

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