Castello di Venere, Erice

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Enjoy impressive views of Sicily and the sea beyond from atop 12th-century Norman ruins at Castello di Venere. As its name suggests, the castle was constructed on the Temple of Venus, which once served as a area of worship for the Elymian people. Walk along the perimeter walls and among the interior parts that still remain. Keep in mind that the path to reach the top involves steep uphill climbs. The castle is often closed during the winter months, so verify operational hours in advance. Use our Erice trip maker app to visit Castello di Venere on your trip to Erice, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you are planning to travel in Sicilia do not forget to include Erice in the list. There is a funicular from Trapani to Erice so it is easy to get there even without a car. There is a good parking.....  more »
  • Plenty of fantastic history back from medieval times. It was Venus Temple. Dedalo's Wall is so intriguing, still on its feet! Dedalo built the labyrinth where the Minotaur was. A wonderful view to...  more »
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  • Stunning 360 views of the whole area. Not included in the pass but if you don’t feel like paying you can walk around and take advantage of one of the many balconies.
  • Amazing place to visit, must see if you are on the Sicily. There is cable car at the bottom, it was 9 euros per person. IMO worth the money for the views and experience. At the top you will find old town made of stone with very narrow and steep streets (with cars also). The view from the top is breathtaking
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