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Castello de Venere, Erice

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • when you take the cable car to Erice, about a 15 minute ride, you emerge a the outskirts of the town of Erice which is medieval community at the top of the mountain overlooking the city of Trapani. Th...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Castello de Venere (Venus) in the ancient town of Érice during a two-week vacation in Sicily. Although it looks impressive from the outside, the inside of the castle is basic...  more »
  • interesting history of the place and great views all around. nice to sit in the park and take it all in on a sunny day. good mist in the morning  more »
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  • I was impressed by this castle. It's charming.
  • 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.
  • Very nice and worth spending the day on the mountain.
  • Wonderful views, cheap tickets. Not worth buying expensive ticket for other places, better to buy ticket to "Castello di Venere" and "Quartiere Spagnolo".
  • This old castle of Erice is marvelous. Perfect scene for a lot of Photos with a great 360 degree view over the landscape