Erice: the medieval village

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Day TripsDay Trips / Erice: the medieval village

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  • Transfer
  • Local guide
  • Tasting of typical products

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  • Entrance fees to major attractions
  • Tips (optional)


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

In the mountains behind Trapani, stands a medieval village, now a city of science, rich in traditions, history, local crafts and breathtaking views. In a half-hour drive up the mountain, showing glimpses that span a panorama from Marsala to San Vito Lo Capo, we reach Erice Vetta. Surrounded by walls, the town is visited on foot, entering through Trapani, where a series of small alleys will lead you to discover the landscapes 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 cathedral and continues the journey by meeting the other main churches. As we enter more and more into the small village we will be able to observe the ancient art of weaving Ericini carpets, famous all over the world and still made by hand. You cannot miss a stop to taste the typical sweets of Erice and the famous "genovesi". Continuing through the many intertwining narrow streets, we can also observe the many remarkable ceramics hand-painted in 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.

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Additional Information

• We suggest wearing comfortable shoes. • Unfortunately, this tour is not accessible for in wheelchair. • Not suitable for pets. • This tour requires a minimum of 2 pax. • Our staff will hold a sign with the tour name.

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4.7/5

3 reviews
  • Bob92110

    One of the best villages to visit in Sicily. The main town of Erice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750 metres (2,460 ft) above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast. Erice is a wonderfully preserved Mediaeval town offering the most breathtaking views and a palpable sense of history. Very worthwhile half day place to visit. Don't miss trying the Genovese, Sicilian pastry!!!
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    reviewed by
    Bob92110
    Oct 31, 2023
  • charles e schlossler jr,charles e schlossler jr

    The tour was amazing! Our guide Alessio was extremely knowledgeable. Explained the tour every step of the way. I will recommend this travel company to everyone.
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    charles e schlossler jr,charles e schlossler jr
    Jun 7, 2023

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