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Castello de Venere, Erice

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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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  • Magical place Erice and magical place the castle of Venus! A breathtaking view on three sides overlooking the plain of trapani and Marsala trapani Egadi!
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  • Located on one end of the city, you can see the Sicilian coast. Personally I found the interesting tour, and with the guide in English a 1 euro we learn a lot of things... And we're not missing some sites... Because you can get lost in the maze of streets
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  • I come very often to Erice during the year and the visit to the castle of Venus is a must see. It's a real show the panorama from the courts as well as by nature is precisely its construction. Worth visiting
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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.