Erice - The Medieval Village

Erice is a splendid village rich in culture, history and traditions

the Castle of Venus, perched on the cliff that delimits the town and dating back to the Norman era. It was built between the 12th and 13th centuries, on the remains of a primitive temple dedicated to the cult of the goddess Venus.

It enjoys an exceptional panoramic view looking towards Trapani and the Egadi islands on one side and towards Valderice on the other with the silhouette of Monte Cofano in the background.

The Royal Chiesa Madrice Insigne Collegiata, known as the Cathedral of Erice. It was built in the 14th century by Frederick of Aragon and is today dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption. It stands imposingly in the large Piazza Matrice and shows off a Gothic style and an imposing Bell Tower

The prestigious Ettore Majorana Scientific Culture Center is a scientific organization founded in 1963 and famous throughout the world, which earns the town the prestigious qualification of City of Science for Peace.

Erice ceramics are famous in Erice, as are handcrafted carpets. From a culinary point of view, the cuisine is that of Trapani with sweet specialties such as Genoese Ericine and almond biscuits.

Erice is a maze of paved streets that run between churches, squares and ancient courtyards and which encourages its visitors to discover.

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