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Castello di Venere

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Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Castello di Venere is a work of art, not just if man.. It is said it rests on the foundations of the Temple of Venus. The quaint town of Erice is a joy to walk and experience in itself. The fortress is perched on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I cannot imagine how they built the castles on top of a tall mountain or any place in fact. It'd an amazing piece of art.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

A short walk takes you to breathtaking views of the sea and countryside. A commanding view of the surrounding area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OCMDRaven
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Took the cable car up to the top if erice Superb views when the cloud cleared. Dont go up the cable car if its cloudy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wellsound
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We toured Erice mid September 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed strolling the streets of this enchanting medieval village. Although the accessibly to tour the castle was limited to a small external area, we felt it was worth it. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I toured Erice late September 2018. We loved it! From the Castle to the small shops along the narrow streets. The views were stunning. We drove from Castellamare Del Golfo, about an hour drive and right up to the top. That climb...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Even with the relatively low entrance price of €4, it wasn’t worth it. We spent maybe 30 minutes walking around since one cannot go into any of the buildings. The views are nice, but they are nice from a number of locations in the town

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Was hoping to visit the castle and explore rooms but you are only allowed in the small outside area. €4 pp to enter or €12 pp if you buy a combine ticket that gets you into 5 sites - we did this but on reflection...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JGandIG
Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you are heading in the western area of Sicily, a stop at Castello di Venere (also known as Erice Castle) is a must! The drive up the mountain, the scenery, and the surrounding view of the castle and Torretta Pepoli are all so beautiful!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

The Castello di Venere is a beautiful place to see the whole grand area from above. The castle itself is mostly ruins of course but the location allows you gorgeous views all the way to the sea. Erice is located about 800 metres above Trapani....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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MariWolfe929
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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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