ERICE

THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE AND THE CITY OF SCIENCE

On the mountain behind Trapani, stands a medieval village, now a city of science, rich in history  In the mountain behind Trapani, stands a medieval village, now a city of science, rich in traditions, history, local crafts and breathtaking views.

Vista panoramica dal castello
Panoramic view from the Castel

In half an hour of road that climbs up the mountain, showing views that embrace a panorama that ranges from Marsala to San Vito Lo Capo, we reach Erice Vetta. Since surrounded by walls, the village is visited on foot, entering through Trapani, where a series of small cobbled lanes will lead you to the discovery of landscapes and corners of a village really characteristic. Once called "the city of 100 churches", the tour begins with the visit of the bell tower and the cathedral to continue the journey meeting the other main churches. Entering more and more into the small village we will be able to observe the ancient art of weaving the Ericini carpets, famous all over the world and still handmade today.
Since surrounded by walls, the village is visitable by foot, entering through Porta Trapani, where a series of small cobbled lanes will lead you to the discovery of landscapes and corners of a really characteristic village.
One time called "The town of 100 Chuches" the  tour begins with the visit of the bell tower and the cathedral to continue the journey meeting other main churches.
Entering more and more in the small village we will be able to observe the ancient art of weaving the Ericini carpets, famous all over the world and still handmade today.

Tipica ceramica ericina

You can not miss a stop to taste the typical sweets of Erice and the famous "Genoese"
Continuing through the many narrow streets that intertwine with each other we can also observe the numerous ceramics of remarkable value hand painted with the bright colors of yellow, blue and red. Going from the Spanish quarters, we will finally reach the castle and the Pepoli tower that will give us breathtaking views

Where we will be

Erice rises on the top of Monte San Giuliano, 751 m above sea level.
It is located in a splendid geographical position from where you can admire the most beautiful views of the city of Trapani from above. Erice was awarded as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy in 2014 till now, it is also a city of science and home to the CERN branch in Geneva.

What we will see

Art of ceramics, the textile art of carpets, nature and pastry tradition

Who can join 

Guests fond of ancient history, religious and enchanting landscapes, all ages, maximum 8 people, is a walk in a medieval village with stone paving. We recommend comfortable shoes and windbreaker even in summer.

Memories and emotions 

 Emotions for a relaxing and pleasant tour, for those who want to get in the heart, particular glimpses of a village frozen in time, like a window with the railings, a vase of flowers, a ceramic plate, a face or a view of a very long stretch of coastline.