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Castello de Venere, Erice
(4.1/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Enjoy impressive views of Sicily and the sea beyond from atop 12th-century Norman ruins at Castello de Venere. As its name suggests, the castle was constructed on the Temple of Venus, which once served as a area of worship for the Elymian people. Walk along the perimeter walls and among the interior parts that still remain. Keep in mind that the path to reach the top involves steep uphill climbs. The castle is often closed during the winter months, so verify operational hours in advance. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Castello de Venere and many more Erice attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Erice family vacation planner.
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  • A beautiful village for its panorama towards the Interior of the country and the sea. Visit the small streets and the ruins of the monasteries and churches by taking the time. Taste the pastries and liqueurs (marsala and zibibbo).
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  • Is a beautiful place with spectacular views of Mount Hood and on the coast of Trapani. The entrance to the Park is free.
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  • Perched on the very tip of the mountain, a belvedere. From the castle the view extends all around offering superb views over Trapani, the salt pans and the Egadi Islands
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  • Come here early in the morning for the view across towards the coast. the clouds are just clearing after sunrise and it looks spectacular. There is not much else to see here other than the view. It is really just rubble. But very cool experience for a very cheap price.
  • Fantastic views and history. In this unassuming little town it is the highlight.
  • great view 360 over the entire island in a very pitoresque old town
  • This old castle of Erice is marvelous. Perfect scene for a lot of Photos with a great 360 degree view over the landscape
  • Great for photos of landscape but there isn't that much there actually.