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Erice Market
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Owner description: The market offers a wide range of typical products: bread oven cured meats and cheeses blue fin tuna wines from the best local wineries nubia red garlic gluten-free products. Our specialty breads cunzatu.
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Amazing road with great view is going through the hill and ends in the clouds, that's why we've wanted to visit Erice- charming medieval village situated 700 meters above the sea level. If you don't have a car you can also use a cable railway. The view from the top is breathtaking, and small buildings made from stones make a great ambiance. The castle situated on the clif is really impressive. I recomend a visit to anyone. WARNING: the food on the small market (especially in bar restaurant VELOCE) is very expansive and very low quality. Also you should take some additional clothing because wind is blowing there very much and you can quicly get cold. If you're going by car take some extra money to pay for parking.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Magnificent ancient city of Erice, with its castles, churches and little streets and squares, dates back 12th Century. Amazing how it was built just on the top of a hill, all buildings and streets are made of stone, in such a delicate, but proper manner... and what is the most magnificent- are the stunning views down on the landscapes, sea and Trapani modern city. If you are in the area, this place is a MUST for you to visit!

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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Erice is a walled town 700 meters above sea level that I found quite captivating. It is a medieval city frozen in time. The streets are narrow and curved (to slow down wind). The weather changes quickly, perhaps because of the altitude; it was clear when arrived, but by the time lunch was over, fog had rolled in, giving the town an eerie feeling. At the edge of the walled city is an impressive Norman castle, and fantastic vistas. In the few minutes it took us to walk to the castle, the fog had cleared again.

There are lots of little shops, a number of restaurants, and a public restroom just off the main square, Piazza Umberto. We only spent two hours there, but I would love to return and spend a night or two.

We drove nearly all the way to the top of the hill where Erice is, but we still had to do some walking up a steep incline, including stairs, from the parking lot to reach the town center. The Matrice Church was closed for renovation.

2  Thank Eclipsegroupie
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

A charming village on top of the city of Trapani.Beautiful views from Erice of the surroundings.Cobbled streets and good restaurants.Lots of small shops that sells local products such as wine,lace, herbs and other things. The castle is built on the cliff.

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

Erice is located about an hour west of Palermo, Sicily, going in the direction of Trapani. Prior to driving up to Erice we drove through Trapani and didn't find any interesting. There is a funicular (cable car) that connects Trapani with Erice, and we were told that the ride is about 10min. Since we had a rental car we decided to drive up - lots of switch back curves, but impressive views as you climb. As you arrive at the walled city of Erice there is pay parking at the entrance to the town, because cars are restricted from entering the town. There are cobble stone streets, with photo ops from the start as you walk up hill toward the town center. You'll also see numerous small shops selling a variety of hand made products, plenty of tempting bakeries with good quality desserts and coffee, and there are several restaurants throughout the town. There is an unusual number of large churches, and 3 separate castles perched on the rocky cliffs, with magnificent views of the sea, mountains and cities below on a clear day. If your time is limited, and you want scenic views in a tranquil environment, I would highly recommend Erice, and avoid Trapani and Palermo.

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