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Castello di Venere

Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 320 867 2957
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Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
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"medieval castle"
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"interesting history"
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"great view"
in 5 reviews
"nice walk"
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"surrounding views"
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"historical sites"
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"egadi islands"
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"narrow streets"
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"castello di"
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"small town"
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"buy a ticket"
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"walk around"
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"sunny day"
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"salt flats"
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"enjoy the view"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views are great, but that’s pretty much it. The castle rooms are being renovated, so are closed. Basically you walk into a walled courtyard and walk around. The Wall of Daedalus is about the only interesting thing in the place, other than the views,...More

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing trip, definitely worth a visit. Castle above the clouds. Drive up there, beautiful view, bit of a pain paying for parking but worth it for the views. Castle is in amazingly good condition and the views are astounding. An absolute must.

Thank flyrobfly
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We were excited to see the castle and made the drive to Erice. After circling the town a bit to find parking, no local shops or stands would make change for the parking meter (would not take a card). We bought coffee and got some...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

An impressive looking fortress that gives wonderful views of the surrounding land and seas. Glad we took the time to go to Erice for this castle and the medieval type town that is attached to it.

1  Thank Judi M
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

We did not go inside the castle but toured the ramparts and enjoyed the phenomenal views of Trapani and its salt marshes and the sea coastline view was stunning.

Thank GreccioItaly
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is a masterpiece of any travel in the west of Sicily. The atmosphere is absolutely magic especially because of the almost permanent presence of fog.

Thank Claudia C
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

There are two incredible viewpoints here, looking both east and west. Looking east is the Tyrrhenian Sea and to the west is the Atlantic Ocean. We were fortunate as although it was windy, it was not foggy so were able to see both viewpoints. Often,...More

Thank WImom
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

I took my clients here in October, and it was just beautiful, the history and the story of the castle the place transports you through time...

Thank Carmela D
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

I wouldn't travel to Erice just to see Castello di Venere, but if you come to Erice then you may as well have a look here also. The views are magnificent both to the East and West, but don't expect the architecture to be too...More

2  Thank ItaliaA70
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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

Erice is an absolutely incredible place with amazing views. Take a few hours and walk up the streets, into the stores and have some pastries in some of the shops. It is a beautiful place frozen in time with an incredible castle at the top....More

1  Thank Divya P
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Response from Petrus61 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 15 minutes to walk up and down the hill plus he time of the visit (we spent about 15 minutes walking around the ruins). So about 30 minutes in total.
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