The medieval village of Erice: half day trip from Trapani

Cultural & Theme Tours in San Vito Lo Capo

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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 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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, San Vito lo Capo, Province of Trapani, SicilyOn your way to Erice admire incredible landscapes and crystalline waterStop At: Borgo Storico Erice, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyOnce 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 hoursStop At: Castello di Venere, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyDuring your free time admire this stunning castle, from here you'll enjoy a stunning panoramic viewDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Porta Trapani, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyOne of the entrances to the medieval village of EriceStop At: Torretta Pepoli, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyDuring the free time visit this stone cliff tower with picturesque views of the sea.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Giardini del Balio, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilySuggestive place with beautiful gardens and an unforgettable viewDuration: 10 minutesStop At: IL Duomo, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyVisit the Duomo of Erice which represents the main Catholic place of worship.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Quartiere Spagnolo, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyHistorical museum dating back to the seventeenth century during Spanish domination, overlooking the valley.

What’s included

  • Travel with minivan or GT bus
  • Professional and local driver guide
  • Tasting of typical products
  • Free time to visit the medieval village of Erice

What’s not included

  • Entry/Admission - IL Duomo
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