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A visit to Erice (pronounced EH-ri-chay) starts with the journey itself – either by riding the summer cable car or driving the dramatic winding road to the top of the Erice Mountain. Towering 750m over the port of Trapani, Erice is undeniably photogenic, affording spectacular views along the Sicilian coast and the nearby Egadi Islands. It’s also a striking example of a medieval fortified town and has a history dating back to ancient times, when it was an important center of the cult of Venus. 

The best way to discover Erice is on foot, climbing the steep rough-paved lanes and stopping to browse the many small shops and bakeries, where artisans sell local specialties like almond biscuits and ceramics. The obvious highlight of Erice is the hilltop Castello di Venere (Castle of Venus) and Torre di Pepoli (Tower of Pepoli), and following the impressively preserved medieval town walls is a popular pastime. Additional sights of interest include the lively Piazza Umberto I, the 14th-century Chiesa Madre church, the medieval Church of Saint John the Baptist and several other historic churches.

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Erice is located around 12km northeast of Trapani in Sicily.
Address: Sicily, Italy
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Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo with Sicilian Food and Wine Tasting

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Sicily on an enriching full-day excursion to Erice and Segesta from Palermo. Delight in the medieval majesty of Erice, a walled town that reigns over the picturesque harbor of Trapani, and pleasure your palate with a traditional Sicilian lunch after visiting an olive oil producer. Delve into historical wonders of Segesta during time at an archeological site, marveling at the unfinished temple and absorbing sweeping vistas of Sicily’s sun-drenched valleys and undulating hills. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation with an English speaking driver or tour leader (depending from group size) on this comprehensive tour.
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Segesta Erice and Salt Pans Full Day Excursion

Visit some of the most beautiful parts of Western Sicily with this day trip from Palermo to Erice, Segesta, Nubia and the Trapani Salt Pans. Visit an archaeological excavation at Segesta. Take in the excellent views from the hilltop town of Erice. See how sea salt is still collected off the Sicilian coast at the Salt Pans of Trapani.
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7-Day Highlights Private Tour of Sicily

See the best of Sicily on a Private 7-day tour of the island's highlights. Visit popular cities and towns like Taormina, Syracuse, Noto, Palermo, Cefalù, Erice and Catania. Admire the gorgeous cathedral of Monreale and the archaeological site at the Valley of the Temples by night. Enjoy meals of Sicilian dishes, including traditional sweets like granita or cannolo.
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