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Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 320 867 2957
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the castle is fantastic. It is 750 m above the sea level and you literally can stand in the cloud. The best location for hundrets of beautiful photos. And of course just consider it was built (reconstructed) in 12 century on place...More

Thank AlexandraShmakova
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Erice and the amazing sights of the medieval mountain top village. The castle is the most amazing place on the mountain with breathtakingly beautiful views of Trapani, the sea and surrounding area.

Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little village is a hidden gem. We went early in the morning and there was no crowd. We walked around the beautiful stone covered streets. The main attraction is Castello di Venere. It is a beautiful castle hanging off a cliff. It looks just...More

2  Thank sheritin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went up earlier on during our stay in Trapani and the Castello and Erice were completely engulfed by the fog. 3 days later - our last day - we visited again and there was nothing but clear blue skies. How lucky were we! Fabulous...More

Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Our party of 12 took the trip to see the castles in Erice. Everyone enjoyed looking around and hearing about the historical significance of the area. Also enjoyed the town itself with its many shops and restaurants. Great place to spend a day in Sicily!

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Make a bee-line for the far end of Erice once through the main gate and have a look at the castle and its adjacent grounds. It is not free to enter and I didn't feel like paying, but you can get a sense of it...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Getting there is half the fun!! For the weak of heart take the wider switch-back road on the east side of mountain. You share that with the tour busses. But if you are really in the mood for the drive of your life, use the...More

2  Thank teamseattle4511
Reviewed 13 June 2018

we went there several times at different times of the day. like everyone says, it gives you the best vista in Erice. it was built over an original venus temple and apparently the stones have been used to built the castle itself. we didn't get...More

Thank BrigitteGolightly
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The castle was at one time owned by one of the most powerful families in Sicily until they stupidly challenged the king and lost, so lost everything. It's a fun town to explore and there are some great views from the castle, assuming it is...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

When visiting Erice this a must. Beautiful views around, a lovely park, and there is even a bar just there for refreshments. We sid not visit inside though.

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Response from Petrus61 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 15 minutes to walk up and down the hill plus he time of the visit (we spent about 15 minutes walking around the ruins). So about 30 minutes in total.
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