6 days in Custonaci, Calatafimi-Segesta & Erice Itinerary

6 days in Custonaci, Calatafimi-Segesta & Erice Itinerary

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Custonaci
— 1 day
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Calatafimi-Segesta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pizzolungo
— 1 night
Drive to Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi, Fly to Milan

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Custonaci

— 1 day
Custonaci is a town and comune in South-Western Sicily, Italy, administratively part of the province of Trapani.GeographyIt has 5,013 inhabitants as of 2004.EconomyThe coast around Mount Cofano attracts tourists to the pretty seaside village of Cornino. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Teatro Comunale Nino Croce, see the interesting displays at Centro Culturale Espositivo del Marmo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano, then look for gifts at Gelateria Artigianale, and finally don't miss a visit to Santuario Maria Santissima Di Custonaci.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Custonaci travel route planner.

Milan to Custonaci is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in February: high temperatures in Custonaci hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Calatafimi-Segesta.

Things to do in Custonaci

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Calatafimi-Segesta

— 4 nights
Calatafimi-Segesta is a small town, more popularly known simply as Calatafimi, in the Province of Trapani, in Sicily, southern Italy.The full name of the municipality was created in 1997 and is meant to highlight the presence within its territory of the 5th century B.C. Doric temple of Segesta, widely regarded as one of the most intact of its type. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ossario di Pianto Romano and Laboratorio della Legalita. Get some cultural insight at Fondazione Istituto di Alta Cultura Orestiadi Onlus and Parco Archeologico. Get out of town with these interesting Calatafimi-Segesta side-trips: Pensiero Contemporaneo (in Marinella di Selinunte), Castelvetrano (Chiesa della Santissima Trinita di Delia & Riserva Naturale Orientata Foce del Fiume Belice e Dune Limitrofe) and Sambuca di Sicilia (Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria & Museo Archeologico Palazzo Panitteri). The adventure continues: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Poggioreale, learn about winemaking at Cantina Quattrocieli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Matrice S. Nicola di Bari Salemi, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Eufemio.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Calatafimi-Segesta trip planner.

You can drive from Custonaci to Calatafimi-Segesta in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Calatafimi-Segesta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pizzolungo.

Things to do in Calatafimi-Segesta

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Pizzolungo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Porta Spada, view the masterpieces at Laboratorio Ceramiche d'Arte - Paola Luisa Amico, don't miss a visit to Chiesa DI San Martino, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico Erice, then get engrossed in the history at Mems - Museo di Erice La Montagna del Signore, and finally see some colorful creatures with Free Divers Diving Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pizzolungo road trip planning site.

Drive from Calatafimi-Segesta to Pizzolungo in an hour. In February in Pizzolungo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pizzolungo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Erice travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Ruins · Landmarks
Erice is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.GeographyErice is located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views.The bordering municipalities are Buseto Palizzolo, Paceco, Trapani, Valderice and Custonaci. The hamlets are Ballata, Casa Santa, Crocefissello, Napola, Pizzolungo, Rigaletta, San Cusumano and Torretta.HistoryThe ancient Greek name of Erice was Eryx, and its foundation was associated with the eponymous Greek hero Eryx. It was not a Greek colony, as the Phoenicians founded it, but was largely Hellenized. It was destroyed in the First Punic War by the Carthaginians, and from then on declined in importance.

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