Castello di Venere

Castello di Venere, Erice: Hours, Address, Castello di Venere Reviews: 4/5

Castello di Venere
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Coldings
Copenhagen, Denmark454 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
When visiting Erice do not omit to walk all the way to the Castle offering great views. Do not visit Sicily without visiting Erice - ideally by cable car.
Written September 30, 2021
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ZurrieqAaron
Zurrieq, Malta221 contributions
Sep 2021
Not much to see inside the castle as it is mostly ruins however the view from here are amazing ! Trapani salt pans and egadi Islands are clearly visible
Written September 26, 2021
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diana m
Joplin, MO122 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We decided to not go inside, 4 euros per person. We took pictures outside and it was amazing. COVID rules you have to show your green pass or vaccine.
Written September 24, 2021
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Natasa J
Ljubljana, Slovenia64 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Most see and this is meant also for Erice as a town. Reminded me on Game of Thrones but much more peaceful. It was surprisingly chilly on the Erice hill (751m), better have jacket with you.
Written July 7, 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2020
Very beautiful castle offering stunning views in every direction. You need a ticket to visit inside, but one of the best views of the castle is from the left side, on the pedestrian street. On a clear day, you can see the salines in Trapani!
Written October 14, 2020
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Leto's Vegan Notes
Palermo, Italy91 contributions
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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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel14,460 contributions
Sep 2019
Absolutely stunning Landscapes, don't miss this place
If you've paid the 9euros for the round trip with cable car, and if you're up there then missing this spot would be a massive Fomo.
You can reach it strolling in the narrow and beautiful streets of this village and eventually get there at the end of the village, or go straight from the Cable car by taking the southern street boarding the village to its end.
You'll reach then 3 interesting places: the Garden of Balio, the Castello del Balio o Pepoli and last the Castello di Venere with this spot to see the landscapes tens of kilometers around.
Really beautiful and actually might be more the purpose of this trip than the village itself.
Written March 23, 2020
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Sally62
Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
Sep 2019
A lovely walk through the town to reach the castle and surrounding gardens. The Norman castle is built on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to Venus - it is also supposedly the site where Erix (the son of an Argonaut and Aphrodite) is buried after he fought a boxing match with Hercules. There is little remaining of the original temple but you can visit the Castle which has plenty of information boards in English. There are spectacular views over the Bay of Trapani and also eastwards along the coast. Definitely worth a visit.
Written January 29, 2020
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ClunkNebbermorth
Cardiff, UK387 contributions
Dec 2019
Erice is a great little hill top town with no traffic. Could be a bit touristy in high season, but was OK in december. The castle is at the top of the hill and a natural climax to a visit. Great views as you would expect. We drove here from Palermo but if we were to do it again we would drive to Trapani and take the cable car - the road is narrow and winding and seems to go on for ever.
Written January 6, 2020
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Mari T
Almaty, Kazakhstan493 contributions
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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