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Valderice

Villa Betania

Situated on a hill, between Trapani and Mount Erice, it is a panoramic holiday area much loved by the people of Trapani both for its tranquillity and for the healthy air that is breathed here. The town has always been a flourishing agricultural centre. Today, exploring the area, one can discover, among green extensions of olives and vines, mansion houses and ancient baglio (rural, fortified structures) with rich gardens. Immersed in the green of the municipal pine wood is the open air theatre, created in a disused quarry, which comes alive in the summer season with important cultural events. Other events which interest the territory are the Uphill time trial of Mount Erice (May), the Bibbia nel Parco – Bible in the Park (Christmas) and the parade of allegorical wagons (Carnival time). On reaching the coast, which winds its way around rocky bays and small beaches, one arrives at the ancient Tonnara (tuna warehouse) of Bonagia, whose tower holds a small museum of activity connected to fishing and the working of the tuna.

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The beauties di (en)Valderice

Excelsior Mill Valderice
MOLINO EXCELSIOR
Built at the beginning of the 1900s, is an example of industrial architecture of great...
Xiare Tower Valderice
TORRE XIARE
It is situated in the district of the same name and has recently been renovated and made into a...
Sanctuary,Madonna of mercy Valderice
SANTUARIO DELLA MISERICORDIA
The suggestive Santuario di Maria Santissima della Misericordia, rises on the site where an...
S. Giuseppe Chapel Valderice
CAPPELLA SAN GIUSEPPE
An ancient votive chapel, situated on the main street of the town, dedicated to S. Giuseppe...
Barnaba theatre Valderice
CINEMA PRESSO IL TEATRO SAN BARNABA
In summer, in the San Barnaba open-air theatre, built in a disused quarry in the middle of the...
Barnaba theatre Valderice
TEATRO SAN BARNABA
It was begun in 1986 and finished in 1993. It was built in the sides of the ancient quarries in...
Cronoscalata Valderice
CORSA AUTOMOBILISTICA MONTE ERICE
In spring, the Uphill time trial of Mount Erice takes place: racing cars race along the tortuous...
Bon Ton Valderice
"BON TON" PORTICCIOLO DI BONAGIA
In the month of June in Bonagia the BonTon takes place, which is a food and wine review linked...

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