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“Shop till you drop!”
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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 2 January 2015

Erice is a great place to shop. There are numerous pottery studios and shops, good souvenir shops, wonderful bakeries and candy shops, as well a coffee shops where you can grab a coffee and pastry to break the pace of your shopping spree.This was one of the best places to shop in this neck of the woods.

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Erice a walled town medieval city, high up in the mountains close to Trapani , is worthwhile the trip.

Driving to the top gives you spectacular views of the bay and at the end you will arrive at a parking lot for your car.

The streets are narrow, curved and have a beautiful pattern of composed cobble stones. You have the impression of walking around in a medieval city, very clean and charming, and therefor an atypical Sicilian city. A lot of churches to be visited and views to be taken up.

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

With regret I was underwhelmed with Erice. Although a very historical town I had expected it to be somewhat more pleasing on the eye. The biggest turn off was the huge amount of tourists (myself included) and rather than be able to walk and observe the history, you were watching were you were so as not to bump into people. With the streets being medieval the cobbles were also an obstacle to watch were you were putting your feet or you could have an accident. The lanes were steep walks and not suitable for wheelchair users. The shops which I had hoped would be interesting and quaint were actually a huge rip off ........ 8 mini marzipan fruits on tray 12 euro !!!!!! I would not recommend unless you were actually staying close by in Trapani, but would see little point making a long trip to visit.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Beautiful views, great walk, cheap cable car, excellent atmosphere....would definitely recommend for romantic and family visit

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

I trekked to Erice like everyone else and I was underwhelmed. Yes the views are spectacular but this is a total tourist trap. The funivia was closed due to high winds and we took a rather expensive cab ride to the summit (30 Euros). I stopped by the information booth near the bus parking lot and picked up a map and given the standard itinerary. the woman casually mentioned there was a traditional crafts show and market (third Saturday of the month) in the Spanish Quarter. We walked around the town with thousands of other tourists for 30 minutes and feeling turned off by the endless souvenir shops and tourist filled cafes we thought we'd try our luck with the Spanish Quarter. The rather long road out of town turns to gravel and the destination looks completely unpromising even up close. Upon arrival however everything changed. We went through the exposition of local crafts which might have been dull but for the guide who was so enthusiastic and showed us everything with humor and delight. Beautiful Sicilian cart, handmade sail for the 'boat in the mountains'. Then we went to the cafeteria where we had a very surprising and delicious three course fish tasting menu including tuna salami (!?!). I was totally impressed at these wonderful, charming people and the delicious food. It was such a friendly, local experience after the tourist dense Erice.

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