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Erice: Cathedral of Erice & Old Town Private Walking Tour

1. Erice: Cathedral of Erice & Old Town Private Walking Tour

The guided tour of Erice will lead you to a village of timeless charm, built on Mount Erice, between alleys and architectural jewels that preserve the history of the peoples who have inhabited it over the centuries. It starts from Porta (gate) Trapani, one of the oldest gates of the city and its historic center, and arrives at the Cathedral of the Assumption. Commissioned by Frederick III of Aragon in the 1300s, as a thank you to the town, it is a typical example of Gothic architecture in Sicily and was originally enriched with mosaics destroyed due to the collapse of the roof. Inside, the church is covered with a white stucco lace in the style of the time. Next to the Cathedral with the facade enriched by an elegant rose window and a portico that give a unique and monumental aspect, stands the tower of King Federico, or the bell tower built on the ruins of an ancient military watchtower and always wanted by the king of Aragon. Our tour continues to discover the historic center, with its picturesque cobbled alleys, ceramic shops and historic pastry shops where you can taste the typical sweets of the area such as almond pastries and Genovesi, the most typical dessert of Erice , which consists of a delicious milk cream wrapped in a delicate shortcrust pastry. Walking through the village we can admire the Cyclopean walls, so called because the Phoenicians, for their construction, used very robust workers from a nearby population: the Cyclops. The ancient walls, made up of huge boulders on which you can still see the engravings of some letters of the Phoenician alphabet, were erected to protect the population from enemy attacks. The walk will also allow us to explore the English-style Balio Gardens built at the end of the 19th century by Count Pepoli, which surround the area where the suggestive Castle of Venus is located. The guided tour ends by exploring the remains of the fortress with panoramic terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Trapani and the Egadi Islands, an enchanting view from the highest point of the village. From the castle, built near an ancient temple of the goddess Venus, you can also admire some watchtowers including the most beautiful Art Nouveau-style Torretta Pepoli.

Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

2. Erice, Scopello and Castellammare Del Golfo from Trapani

Enjoy a tour that visits multiple locations. This trip was created for those who have little time available and wish to see as many places as possible. Depart from Trapani port or hotel or the airport in Trapani. Arrive at Erice and stop to see the small medieval village. Erice is known for its ancient beauty, for breathtaking views and for the originality of its medieval charm. It is famous for the production of Ericini carpet, for waxing and for almond cakes. Then head to Scopello. Visit the tuna factory and take panoramic photos of the faraglions. Stop for a free lunch. (we recommend the bread "Cunzato" plate typical to the region). The next stop is Castellamare Del Golfo. Visit the harbor and take panoramic photos. The last stop is the Saline Reserve. Visit the Salt Museum and again you can take beautiful photos within the Saline Reserve. Then return to Trapani.

Private Transfers Trapani Airport - Trapani City

3. Private Transfers Trapani Airport - Trapani City

Benefit from an easy private transfer from Trapani Birgi to Trapani city. You will travel in either an 8-seater black Renault Trafic Minivans or a 5-seat Mercedes E-Class car, all new, comfortable, and spacious vehicles. Transfers can be made from Trapani Birgi Airport, Palermo airport to all destinations in western Sicily. Feel comfortable, as your driver has been working in the industry for several years, and will take care of your transfer in a professional way. Your drivers are qualified and ready to give advice on locations. Service is quick, convenient and economical, moving easily and absolutely safe and comfortable. Should you need to make transfers to and from the Sicilian airports of Trapani and Palermo, this transfer service is the best choice. 

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