11 Hotels in Erice, Italy
Erice is a small village set on the top of Monte San Giuliano, a few kilometers from Trapani. Defense by mighty walls, the city retains the charm of the past thanks to the labyrinth of streets all characterized by the beautiful floor in paintings. The houses, that are close to each other, have often pretty and well-groomed yards. The urban structure is shaped like a perfect equilateral triangle at the heart of which lies the Church of San Pietro with the adjoining monastery. The two roads that allow to reach the town offer magnificent views of the plains and the sea. For some years the village is also linked to the valley by a cable-way.
According to tradition Erice was founded by Trojan exiles who found here the ideal place to settle. The first inhabitants were the Elimi who built the temple dedicated to the goddess of love. Successive rulers intitolarono the monument to their gods. On its ruins there is now Castello di Venere, built by the Normans. On its summit is possible to control a wide range of sea that can reach Pantelleria. The city is home to more than 60 churches, including the Church Matrice characterized by a massive bell tower that stands on the left.
The village strikes in particular for the Ciclopiche Walls, dating to the seventh century b.C., which delimit its western side. These impressive military defenses were built by the Carthaginians during the first Punic War. In ancient times were equipped with towers, a walkway and small openings that allow the passage of people. Nowaday, the stretch best preserved is from Carmine Door to Spada Door. In addition to its monuments Erice is a destination very appreciated for its climate, particularly cool in the summer, and the tranquility of its inhabitants that enables tourists to relax.
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Destinations near Erice, ItalyTrapani (2,36 km) Paceco (5,75 km) Custonaci (13,65 km) Favignana (20,76 km) San Vito Lo Capo (24,07 km) Marsala (27,40 km)
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Longitude:12° 75' 0'' E (12.533333)