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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

San Carlo monastery and church Erice
MONASTERO E CHIESA DI SAN CARLO
The church and the convent, built between 1612 and 1617, were partially rebuilt in the middle of...
Via Giudaica Erice
VIA GIUDAICA
An ancient road, so-called as it lead to the Jewish quarter.
Elymian Wall Erice
MURA ELIMO PUNICHE
A superb archaeological testimony of the seventh century B.C. The construction of this barrier...
Spada Gate Erice
PORTA SPADA
Outside this entrance, during the long Sicilian Vesper war (1282-1302), the Angevin soldiers...
Kitesurfing Erice
LIDO SAN GIULIANO
A stretch of sandy beach, equipped in summer with bathing stations.
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...
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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