Palermo to Segesta, Erice and Trapani Full-Day Shore Excursion

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Full day excursion departing from Palermo and the province. With new and comfortable van, driver-guide who speaks English and French available during all the visits advising and explaining the main things to do and see. During the tour you will visit Segesta with its perfectly preserved Greek temple and theater. After you will leave for Erice, a unique medieval town located atop a mountain, In Erice you can also taste the typical almond sweets of local production as well as delicious wines famous all over the world.After the tour you will go down to Trapani around lunchtime, we will go to the restaurant located in the heart of the salt pans inside a mill where you will taste the traditional Sicilian Traditional cuisine. After lunch we will continue the visit of the Saline. After you will visit Trapani with its beautiful harbor and historic center full of churches including the Cathedral, monuments and shops where you will have free time for shopping.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ape Tour, Cinisi, Province of Palermo, SicilyMeeting with driver at your hotel, pick up and departure to destinationDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Tempio di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, SicilyThe temple, sometimes called the "Great Temple", was built during the last thirty years of the fifth century BC, [1] on the top of a hill west of the city, outside its walls. It is a large hexastyle peripteral temple (ie with six columns on the shorter side, not grooved). On the long side it has instead fourteen columns (in total 36 then, 10 meters high). The current state of preservation presents the entire colonnade of the complete peristasis of the entire entablature. Despite the constructive elements and the proportions of the construction clearly referring to the classical period of Greek architecture, the temple presents peculiar aspects on which historiography does not express unanimous opinions.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castello di Venere, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyErice Walking tour of the beautiful medieval town located on the top of the homonymous mountain at 760 meters high, we will visit the temple dedicated to Venus, the castle, the towers and the beautiful cathedral. The town, surrounded by cyclopean walls, is characterized by stone paths and adorned with trees, plants and flowers, which give the center a magical and enchanted atmosphere. The wide and spectacular view from Erice is breathtaking: you can see Trapani with its characteristic sickle shape and the Mount Cofano reserve with Custonaci at its feet. You can also taste the typical almond sweets famous all over the world.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museo del Sale, Paceco, Province of Trapani, SicilyOf Phoenician origin, the Arab geographer al-Idrīsī documents the presence of salt pans already in the period of Norman domination in Sicily. Under the reign of Frederick of Swabia, the state monopoly on salt production was established, which continued even during the Angevin domination. The Aragonese later ratified the return to private property, but it was under the Spanish crown that the salt production activity reached its peak, transforming the port of Trapani into the most important European trade center for the precious element. The salt pans from Trapani reached the islands of the Stagnone.In the photo above the Salt Museum of Nubia, in the photo below the Infersa mill.From 1861 with the Unification of Italy these salt pans were not nationalized, and they were the only ones to overcome the monopoly of the salt by the State, exporting it to different countries. After the First World War with the competition of the industrialized salt pans of Cagliari began the decline of the Trapani salt pans, accentuated by the outbreak of the Second World War and by foreign competition with rock salt. Many of the salt pans were abandoned or abandoned.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco, Trapani, Province of Trapani, SicilyBeautiful place, you can visit the salt Museum inside an old wind mill Duration: 1 hourStop At: Corso Vittorio Emanuele di Trapani, Trapani, Province of Trapani, SicilyHistorical center of Trapani. You can visit many monuments and free time for shopping Duration: 1 hourStop At: Borgo Storico Erice, Erice, Province of Trapani, SicilyBeautiful medieval village Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chiesa del Purgatorio, Trapani, Province of Trapani, SicilyTrapani is a city in western Sicily with a crescent-shaped coast. In the western tip, with a view of the Egadi Islands, is the 17th century Torre di Ligny watchtower, which houses the Museum of Prehistory and Marine Archeology. North of the port, the Church of Purgatory preserves wooden sculptures that parade through the city during the Procession of the Mysteries at Easter.Duration: 30 minutes

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Ape Tour

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Tempio di Segesta
  • Entry/Admission - Museo del Sale