The medieval village of Erice: half day trip from Trapani

In the mountain behind Trapani, stands a medieval village, now a city of science, rich in traditions, history, local crafts and breathtaking views. In half an hour of road that climbs up the mountain, showing views that embrace a panorama that ranges from Marsala to San Vito Lo Capo, we reach Erice Vetta. Since surrounded by walls, the village is visited on foot, entering through Porta Trapani, where a series of small cobbled lanes will lead you to the discovery of landscapes and corners of a village really characteristic. Entering more and more into the small village we will be able to observe the ancient art of weaving the Ericini carpets, famous all over the world and still handmade today. You can not miss a stop to taste the typical sweets of Erice and the famous “Genoese”. 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.
* Duration: 3 to 4 hours
* Starts: TP, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




In the mountain behind Trapani, stands a medieval village, now a city of science, rich in traditions, history, local crafts and breathtaking views. In half an hour of road that climbs up the mountain, showing views that embrace a panorama that ranges from Marsala to San Vito Lo Capo, we reach Erice Vetta. Since surrounded by walls, the village is visited on foot, entering through Porta Trapani, where a series of small cobbled lanes will lead you to the discovery of landscapes and corners of a village really characteristic. Entering more and more into the small village we will be able to observe the ancient art of weaving the Ericini carpets, famous all over the world and still handmade today. You can not miss a stop to taste the typical sweets of Erice and the famous “Genoese”. 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.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, Via Lungomare, 91010, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily Italy

On your way to Erice admire incredible landscapes and crystalline water

Stop At: Borgo Storico Erice, Via Salerno, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy

Once called “the city of 100 churches”, the visit begins with the visit of the bell tower and the cathedral to continue the journey meeting the other main churches. Entering more and more into the small village we will be able to observe the ancient art of weaving the Ericini carpets, famous all over the world and still handmade today.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Castello di Venere, Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy

During your free time admire this stunning castle, from here you’ll enjoy a stunning panoramic view

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Piazza Porta Trapani, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy

One of the entrances to the medieval village of Erice

Stop At: Torretta Pepoli, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy

During the free time visit this stone cliff tower with picturesque views of the sea.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Giardini del Balio, Viale Conte Pepoli, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy

Suggestive place with beautiful gardens and an unforgettable view

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chiesa Madre – Duomo di Erice, Piazza Matrice, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy

Visit the Duomo of Erice which represents the main Catholic place of worship.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Quartiere Spagnolo, Via Garibaldi, 91016, Erice, Sicily Italy

Historical museum dating back to the seventeenth century during Spanish domination, overlooking the valley.