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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

Piazza Umberto I Erice
PIAZZA UMBERTO I
At the end of the nineteenth century the square underwent several changes, it was enlarged,...
Spada Gate Erice
PORTA SPADA
Outside this entrance, during the long Sicilian Vesper war (1282-1302), the Angevin soldiers...
“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...
Military House Erice
CASA MILITARI
The owner of the building was the Archpriest Bernardo Militari. The main façade was...
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...
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...
Alleyway Erice
VICOLETTI DEL CENTRO STORICO
The cobbled streets and alleyways closely wind their way around the interior and become even...
Towers of the Balio Erice
TORRI DEL BALIO
These Medieval towers were the outposts of military fortresses, and the seat of the governor...

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