Erice - A jump in the Middle Ages
On the mountain behind Trapani, stands a medieval village, today a city of science, rich in traditions, history, local crafts and breathtaking views.
In half an hour of the road that climbs up the mountain, to see a view that embraces a panorama that sweeps from Marsala to San Vito Lo Capo, we reach Erice Vetta.
As it is surrounded by walls, the village can be visited on foot, entering through Porta Trapani, where a series of small cobbled lanes will lead you to discover panoramic views and corners of a truly characteristic village.
Once called "the city of 100 churches", the tour begins with a visit to the bell tower and the cathedral to continue the journey by meeting the other main churches. Going further and further into the small village, we will be able to observe the ancient art of weaving loom from the ericini carpets, famous all over the world and still handmade here today.
You can not miss a stop to taste the typical sweets of Erice and the famous "Genovese"
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
Erice rises on the top of Monte San Giuliano, 751 m above sea level.
Si trova in una splendida posizione geografica da dove si possono ammirare i panorami più belli della città di Trapani dall’alto.
Erice was awarded the red flag of the most beautiful villages in Italy in 2014, it is also the city of science and the site of the detachment of CERN in Geneva.