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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

Military House Erice
CASA MILITARI
The owner of the building was the Archpriest Bernardo Militari. The main façade was...
Spada Gate Erice
PORTA SPADA
Outside this entrance, during the long Sicilian Vesper war (1282-1302), the Angevin soldiers...
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...
Cordici Museum, Annunciation Erice
"ANNUNCIAZIONE" DI ANTONELLO GAGINI
In the Antonio Cordici Civic Museum, there are archaeological finds from different periods...
San Martino Church Erice
CHIESA DI SAN MARTINO
The construction  of this Gothic style church goes back to 1339, but through the centuries...
Scenic view Erice
PANORAMA DAL BALIO
Strolls around the alleyways, some so small as to allow only enough space for one person, can be...
Aeneas Myth Erice
LEGGENDA DEI LUDI DI ENEA
The particular and deeply mysterious atmosphere which is breathed in Erice has favoured the...
Sant'Orsola Church Erice
CHIESA DI SANT'ORSOLA O ADDOLORATA
Built in the fifteenth century, the church’s structure is very original with two aisles...

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