Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: TP - Area: Trapani surroundings

Erice is a medieval village perched on Mount San Giuliano which dominates the tip of Western Sicily.
Its origins are lost in Greek mythology: it was founded by Erix, son of Aphrodite, who died in a battle with Hercules to defend it . Its history is ancient: Erice was inhabited by the Elimi population who fortified it and built a temple in honor of the goddess of love.
In Erice, art, history and landscapes come together in a superlative medieval context with towers, Cyclopean walls, and monuments of considerable value. Famous for its local craftsmanship and delicious pastry.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Erice

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Erice


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Erice. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!


Trapani surroundings


Trapani surroundings


Trapani surroundings


Trapani surroundings

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Erice