Top 10 Things to do in Erice, Italy

January 22, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

Erice in Italy, from Europe region, is best know for Gardens. Discover best things to do in Erice with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Erice

1. Giardini del Balio

Viale Conte Pepoli, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Giardini del Balio

Reviewed By Jill F - Piscataway, New Jersey

This garden is worth the walk through and/or around the town. The views from Castello di Venere are amazing, and the overall walk around is beautiful. Definitely can see why this hill-top town is popular among tourists. Take some time to sit and enjoy the views, maybe catch a sunset if you can!

2. IL Duomo

Piazza Matrice, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy +39 0923 869123
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 563 reviews

IL Duomo

Reviewed By Jon M - Long Beach, CA

This is a very beautiful tower, and Duomo which has beautiful lines and stonework, however it's not something that's going to be remembered by the average tourist long after you exit the Erice. Like most of the sites in the town, they aren't that interesting were beautiful, but the whole town is what's interesting. You go for the town not for the specific sites.

3. Castello di Venere

Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy +39 320 867 2957
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 721 reviews

Castello di Venere

Reviewed By Joseph G - Montreal, Canada

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.

4. Cable Car Erice

Casa Santa Erice Via Capua n. 3, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy +39 0923 869720
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Cable Car Erice

The cable Car linking the city of Trapani to the medieval village of Erice Capital through their respective terminals, along a 3099-meters slant height, on the same path as the old cable Car that was operated between the 1950s and the 1970s. The plant is equipped with night lighting to be operated in the dark as well as with special cabins for people with disabilities and for bikes. Tour View with no stop boarding, 42 cabins for 8 people each and 12 minutes drive. Two Automatic Parking Areas with cameras at the exclusive service for the users of the cable car FOR ONLY € 1,50 FOR FIRST THREE HOURS. ATTENTION TO THE UNAUTHORIZED PARKING MEN ASK UNTIL € 5/€ 10 FOR CAR.

Reviewed By sarahanddarren - Stamford, United Kingdom

The cable car is a great way to get to Erice. There's plenty of parking at the base station and it takes around 15 minutes to reach Erice. Cost was 9€ per person return and was not busy. Lovely views!

5. Pasticceria S. Carlo

Via G. F. Guarnotti, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
85%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Pasticceria S. Carlo

Reviewed By Yitzchak M - Ramat Gan, Israel

The marzipan shop was interesting and intriguing, especially the lecture that we got in the shop about the making of marzipan. I especially enjoyed putting my head out the window of the upstairs lecture room which allowed me to enjoy the view of the alleyway on which the shop is located with its festive mood of happy tourists passing by. The shop itself was pretty enough, and if you like marzipan, which unfortunately we don’t, but from the samples that they passed out to all the participants and which we did try, I am sure that the marzipan would be considered world class marzipan. All in all, it was interesting, but certainly not exciting!

6. Matrice Church

Via San Giuseppe, Erice, Sicily, Italy +39 0923 869123
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Matrice Church

Reviewed By HelenaGuerra - Washington DC, District of Columbia

This church is also known as Matrice church and has another listing on TA. The inside is much less interesting than the outside and as such I would not recommend paying to see unless you generally like to see any church.

7. Chiesa DI San Giuliano

Via Roma, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
23%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Chiesa DI San Giuliano

Reviewed By HelenaGuerra - Washington DC, District of Columbia

A very standard church. It actually looks older than it is dating to 1700s only. The inside is more interesting with predominant white color and nice decorations, but still not sure if it is worth paying and checking out.

8. Chiesa DI San Martino

Via petro Salerno, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Excellent
30%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Chiesa DI San Martino

Reviewed By macman1940 - Arlington Heights IL

This is one of the many churches in Erice that vie for attention. The interior is bright with ceiling paintings and interesting art. Certainly, this church should not be missed during a trip to Erice. The church benefited from the Congregation of Purgatory, begun by Padre Vincenzo d'Alcamo, a Capuchin monk, in 1517. The theme of Purgatory is seen in many of the works of art in the church.

9. Museo Comunale Antonio Cordici

Vico San Rocco I 1, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy +39 320 867 2957
Excellent
28%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Museo Comunale Antonio Cordici

Reviewed By PANTHER029 - Gold Coast, Australia

For us, the looped video explaining the more than 2000 year history of the Erice region was the most interesting part of this museum. While we acknowledge the importance of the coins, amulets and other ancient relics on display, they are not well presented and tend not to hold one's interest.

10. Torretta Pepoli

91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy +39 320 867 2957
Excellent
31%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 70 reviews

Torretta Pepoli

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

The Pepoli Tower of Erice was constructed by Count Agostino Pepoli in the late nineteenth century as a gathering place for men of art, music and culture. In recent times it has been restored and houses a museum dedicated to the history and culture of Erice. The Tower is visible from the pathways above it, from which wonderful photos can be taken. It is a very spectacular site perched as it is on the edge of the rocks of the Monte. It is a fairly steep walk to reach it there and back from the centre of town but is worth the effort. Visitors can climb the tower and appreciate views from there.

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