• Salvatore Fuda

Erice...Wonderful Sicilian Medieval Village

Updated: May 13, 2021

Erice is a small medieval village located on the top of the mountain of the same name, with its 750 meters, it enjoys an exceptional panoramic view overlooking the Gulf of Trapani and the Egadi islands on one side and the Valderice valley on the other. Small but authentic, Erice is an intrinsic of small streets that flow between churches, squares and ancient courtyards and that invites its visitors to discover.

Located less than 15 kilometers from Trapani, Erice can be reached either by car or by bus, but during the summer months there is a much more particular way to reach it: it is the cable car that connects the city of Trapani with the summit of Erice. The journey takes about ten minutes and allows you to get closer to Erice while enjoying an exciting view of Trapani from above. The village of Erice is a collection of testimonies of populations who have lived and prospered here: Phoenicians, Normans, Arabs and Romans, there are many cultures that have left their traces in the streets.

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Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, one of the most popular places to visit around Trapani, where you can taste the typical sweets of Erice: the Genoese, made with almond paste, handcrafted and made only with natural ingredients, just like five centuries ago in the convents of cloistered nuns; here you can also taste the delicious Sicilian cassata or the fragrant almond sweets such as bocconcini or martorana.

The small village of Erice in front of the famous Egadi Islands

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