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  • 1 Real Duomo Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Via Rabata I - 91016 Erice

    Near Porta Trapani, this church was built in the 14C with raw materials from the temple of Venus. This is a fortified church of epic proportions crowned with crenellations. The façade features a rose window and the interior is in the Neo-Gothic style..

  • 2 High walls (Mura Elimo-Puniche) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Rabata I - 91016 Erice

    The perimeter wall was built over the old Carthaginian fortifications (8-6C BC) and used to close off the northeastern part of town. You will find the best preserved sections of the wall along Viale dell'Addolorata.

  • 3 Cordici museum (Museo Cordici)

    Museums and art

    Piazza Umberto-I I - 91016 Erice

    This small museum, located in the town-hall, displays archaeological remains, among which a small marble head of Aphrodite (4C BC).

  • 4 Balio Garden

    Nature and gardens

    Via Roma I - 91016 Erice

    This beautiful garden surrounds Norman-built towers of the same name and the Castello di Venere. The garden offers a beautiful view over Mount Cofano, Trapani and the Egadi Islands, and on a good day it is possible to make out Cap Bon in Tunisia, 170..

  • 5 Venus Castle (Castello di Venere)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Castello-di-Venere I - 91016 Erice

    This castle is situated right at the top of the mountain, over looking the sea and the plain. The building was built by the Normans but the site has been occupied since antiquity. The temple of Venus Eryx, the Goddess guardian of the navigators was o..

  • 6 Saint Ursula's Church (Santa Orsola)

    Religious buildings

    Porta Spada I - 91016 Erice

    This church built in 1413 has retained its Gothic structure and ribbed vaulting. It used to house the statues of the Mysteries used in Good Friday processions, but they have been transferred to the church of San Giuliano.

  • 7 Spanish Barracks

    Nature and gardens

    Porta Spada I - 91016 Erice

    From the top of this unfinished building begun in the 17C, there is a beautiful panoramic view of the hinterland, the bay of Monte Cofano and the tonnara of Bonagia below.

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