Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Erice. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Erice.
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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 see
Attractions to see in Erice
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Erice
Venule of Erice
The venules of Erice are the access roads to the city that are close to some sections of the ancient walls and hide a curiosity.
Legend of the Bellina of Erice
According to the legend, if walking through the streets of Erice a snake crosses the road, one has come across the spirit of Bellina.
Sacred groups of the Mysteries of Erice
The Sacred Groups of the Mysteries of Erice are statuary groups that are carried in procession on Good Friday.
Legend of Erice chickpeas
The legend of the chickpeas of Erice speaks of a key word needed to enter the city passing through Porta Spada.
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!
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