Erice is an ancient medieval hamlet placed on the top of mount San Giuliano (700 metres on the sea level) in a wonderful, panoramic location at the utmost north-western end of Sicily, 100 Km away on the western side of Palermo. The historic town-centre, full of local handicraft shops – ceramics, carpets and traditional almond and candied fruit sweeties – has a typical medieval town-planning plant with its tiny squares, narrow and winding streets containing flowery courts. Among the most important monuments worth visiting there are: la Chiesa Matrice (the Mother Church), il Castello di Venere (Castle of Venus), il Museo Cordici (the Cordici Museum), i Giardini del Balio (the Balio’s gardens with its medieval towers), il Quartiere Spagnolo (the Hispanic Quarter), le Mura Elimo-Puniche (the Elimo-Punic Walls). In the outskirts worth visiting are: le Saline di Trapani (the salt-works of Trapani), an enchanting landscape characterized by its windmills used for the salt cultivation.

Casa Valderice

Erice - West of Sicily
Type:
Villa
Sleeps:
5
from
€ 200
Bedrooms:
3
Bathrooms:
2
Stay:
per day
from
€ 200
Stay:
per day
Highlights: Splendid villa with pool - Panoramic location with sea views