Castello di Venere
Castello di Venere
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina65,012 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The fortress was built in the 12th-century when the Normans were expanding their dominion. Well-preserved fortress, which also contains the ruins of a Roman temple, and medieval village. On a clear day, the fortress likely provides great panoramic views of the lower surrounding picturesque area. During our visit, it was a little foggy in some areas, which hindered part of the viewable area. We drove our rental car up the winding road.
Written March 7, 2019
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
Riding on my road race cycle I had the pleasure to climb the mount Erice, in the wsr side of Sicily, in the Trapani area, Erice is a beautiful town, a lot of attractions, but the castle is the top.
Written September 18, 2019
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M_Azzopardi82
Zabbar, Malta15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
Located 750m above sea level, on top of Monte San Giuliano, this medieval castle offers a wonderful experience to history lovers and also offers an amazing panorama of the surrounding areas below, and as well as a charming garden around it! A bar/cafeteria is also available in the nearby garden.
Written June 27, 2013
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Mari T
Almaty, Kazakhstan494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you are planning to travel in Sicilia do not forget to include Erice in the list. There is a funicular from Trapani to Erice so it is easy to get there even without a car. There is a good parking downstairs near the funicular station so it is a good point in the itinerary when travelling by car as well. If you are in Erice do not miss the Venus Castle - it will take 10 min on foot from the city entrance and it is really beautiful and worth to be seen. This is a very old castle full of history dating from the Norman period and built on top of the ancient Venus temple. The views are splendid.
Written November 14, 2019
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teamseattle4511
Seattle, WA34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Getting there is half the fun!! For the weak of heart take the wider switch-back road on the east side of mountain. You share that with the tour busses. But if you are really in the mood for the drive of your life, use the smaller road up the southeast side. It will surely be a test of your fortitude.
Speaking of sights at Erice, the village is charming but totally oriented towards tourism. If you drive, go early to assure parking near the entry gate to the village. Once inside the gate, you can meander through the cobblestone streets and shop and eat and drink til you drop. Then for a break, find your way to the fortress. The medival structure will be a nice break from all the Greco-Roman ruins that you have probably been visiting. The access is very easy with well maintained side walks and is pretty close to being handicap friendly. Read up on the history before you go and you will enjoy your exploration more.
The views from this marble mountain top are phenonimal. No matter which side you view from, you can see for more than 100 km on a clear day.
Written June 16, 2018
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GreccioItaly
St. Paul37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
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.
Written March 20, 2018
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Joseph G
Montreal, Canada5,007 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The entry fee for this site was 4 Euros and it was sunny and hot when we visited.
What you find at this site are the castle ruins of a 12th century Norman fortress built over the ancient Temple set at the very top of Mount Erice at 2460 feet over sea level.
The courtyard interior (only part open to visit) is filled with ruin foundations and impressive stone walls allegedly built by Daedalus. But stealing the show are the spectaucular 360 degrees panoramic views over the surrounding landscape of Trapani and surroundings on one side and the peninsula leading to San Vito Lo Capo on the other.
Written October 2, 2017
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Stefano F
Blainville, Canada148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
You can buy at the counter what is called the Ericepass, which gives you access to all churches and attractions in the city for a low cost of 15€. It is worth it !

The castle is a Unesco protected site and a must see within Erice. It offers a great view of sicily (like other sites around Erice as well), but nonetheless a great way to experience an ancient castle
Written July 28, 2017
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Jaime B
Coronado, CA164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Lovely historical castle on a hill with supreme views. I personally found the history of the castle a bit more interesting than the actual remains. They make lovely photos, but the interior (inexpensive entry fee, opens at 10) was rather bare as it is just the overgrown ruins in the courtyard. Because of its destruction it's a bit hard to imagine what was once there, though the signs erected by the staff are very informative. On a second visit I would not feel the need to enter again, but it might be worth it if you are only there once.
Written March 2, 2014
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Leto's Vegan Notes
Palermo, Italy105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A must see in Erice, this is the pulsating heart of Erice's legendary history, an archeological area with a greatpanorama.
Written July 12, 2020
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