Today we bring in Erice, in the province of Trapani. From here you can enjoy one of the best views of all those seen in our holiday in Sicily.
The town of Erice is located on top of Mount San Giuliano, 750 meters above sea level. The village is composed of typical medieval winding streets that see alternation, with an excellent state of preservation, antique shops, courtyards and flowered patios. In past centuries, because of its tranquility, it was a favorite place for scholars and religious.
In ancient Eryx was a reference point for navigation during the night was lit a great fire within the sacred space of the temple of Venus that served as a lighthouse. The fame of Venus Ericina, protector of sailors, greatly increased so that was erected a temple in his honor in Rome.
To reach Erice you should not miss the experience of the cable car that gives a sheer view of the truly spectacular sea. The visit to the village is relatively fast, one afternoon just to breathe the medieval atmosphere of the typical shops and ceramic shops, the castle and the cathedral.
Must see the Maria Grammatico pastry to taste the sweets of the place: the Genovesi, sweet pastry cream filled pastry served warm sprinkled with powdered sugar. Accompany them with almond milk or a good raisin wine, you will not regret!
See you soon, Andre & Cris