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Erice

If the origins of Erice have become lost in the fog of time, walking through the cobbled streets of the medieval town on the summit of Mount San Giuliano, that same fog allows the discovery of signs, symbols and legends which originated long before the Punics and Romans who erected a sanctuary dedicated to the Goddess of Love here. Visiting Erice means, in fact, losing oneself amongst thousands of glimpses of cobbled streets, fortifications, ancient churches (the Mother Church and Sant'Orsola), monasteries, craft shops (producing ceramics, typical pastries, rugs), pine woods and gardens to then lose oneself on the edge of the town, in breathtaking views towards the Egadi Islands, the Stagnone, the salt pans and the cultivated fields of  the whole of the province of Trapani.

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The beauties di (en)Erice

Spada Gate Erice
PORTA SPADA
Outside this entrance, during the long Sicilian Vesper war (1282-1302), the Angevin soldiers...
San Pietro Church Erice
CHIESA DI SAN PIETRO
Built in 1365, it was one of the most visited churches by the faithful mainly because of its...
'La Salerniana' Civic gallery Erice
GALLERIA CIVICA D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA LA SALERNIANA
Contemporary art is exhibited in Erice at the “La Salerniana” Civic gallery which periodically...
Rug Erice
TAPPETI
The cobbled streets of the town centre are full of crafts shops showing typical wares from...
San Domenico church Erice
CHIESA SAN DOMENICO
The name of the square comes from the nearby Dominican convent, founded in 1486 and attached to...
SS. Salvatore monastery Erice
MONASTERO DEL SS. SALVATORE
It holds the remains of palazzo Chiaramonte, later a monastery (1290).
San Giovanni Church Erice
CHIESA DI SAN GIOVANNI
This church has existed since 1339, but during the centuries it has gone through many changes...
Carmine church and monastery Erice
CHIESA E CONVENTO DEL CARMINE
Built in 1423, it conserves some original elements.

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