Set 200 metres from Erice Cathedral, right by the town walls, Il Carmine is a former monastery linked to the Carmelite order of monks. It offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, a courtyard, chapel and TV room. Most guest rooms come with a balcony with lovely views of the countryside or courtyard. Each includes a private bathroom with hairdryer and shower. Breakfast at Il Carmine is buffet style and includes local specialities with both sweet and savoury food. A traditional restaurant nearby offers discounted rates. The seaside is just a 15-minute drive from Il Carmine and staff can organise a variety of trips, including boat trips up the Sicilian coast.