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Erice is a small city in Sicily.


The two Norman castles

Erice is situated in the north-west of Sicily, thousands of feet above Trapani. hence the temperature is considerably lower than on the coast. This can be very welcome in summer but in winter you can pay for superb views by being pretty cold, unless you wear considerably more than you might expect to in Sicily. Mist is frequent but tends to be short lived.

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In summer there is a cable car from Trapani. In winter there is an enjoyable trip in a local bus. There are 2 roads - both long and twisty and drivable with care if you are a foreigner. Car parking is only charged June to September. Off season there is plenty of off and on-street parking. You should avoid entering the old city streets as they are very narrow and slippery when wet, though not largely out of bounds.

Get around[edit]

Without private transport any trip will have to start with the bus to Trapani.

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You can hardly go wrong. Everything here is a delight; the streets, the shops, the park and above all the two Norman castles. Views are available towards the North and South coastlines, as well as inland.

View over Trapani from the small park in Erice

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Tourist souvenier shops. Cafes, cake and sweet shops. Local crafts.

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Some really tasteful and welcoming small Italian cafes which serve food and drink. Great for coffee and Italian sweet cakes.

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  • Hotel Pineta - numerous separate buildings scattered around Reception and the restaurant. In cold weather they heat the en-suite bathrooms as well as the bedrooms. Breakfast is included in the price, which in winter can be well below that shown on the website.
  • Bed & Breakfast Belvedere (Bed & Breakfast Belvedere), Via Medea 2/B, +393331174848, [1]. checkin: 13.00; checkout: 11.00. Comfortable and full furnished Bed & Breakfast located downhill of Mount Erice and about 500 meters from Trapani beach and cableway to Erice. Rooms air-conditioned with TV and ensuite bathroom. Breakfast included. 30-80. (38.038087,12.549262) edit
  • Albergo Edelweiss, Piazza Umberto 1, [2]. Simple accomodation with great atmosphere. Top floor rooms have amazing view over the region and the sea. 3 person room: 80 Euro in octobre..  edit
  • egadistar villa, piazza S. domenico, [3]. Erice Trapani delightful house Is a true 10 sleeps house, a high-class location that lets guests experience the best of this colorful and ancient corner of Sicily.  edit

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