Magical stay in Erice

Erice – small, medieval town perched 750m above the sea level.

From Agrigento we set off to Erice via Marsala where we stopped to try their local wine – fortified and sweet marsala wine. The Google maps showed us the most narrow and windy road which we followed, praying at every corner that our jeep will fit in and that any other car won’t come down in opposite direction. It took a while and finally we reached our destination and the reward was waiting for us . The incredible view from the top showing the beautiful beach below and the cape.
Our hotel room reserved again thanks to was just a stones ‘throw from the castle and even though tiny, very modern and with good WiFi 🙂


View from the window


Typical street in Erice





We visited the castle of Venus which had stunning views. The next day we had an early walk around town and after the breakfast we took the cable car to Trapani. From the station there is a 45 minute walk to the historic centre. Buses are not that frequent so we decided to walk. And we walked both ways so it was a pretty tiring day as you can imagine. We visited the historic centre and found a recommended restaurant from lonely planet guide.

We tried the typical local cuisine. My partner had pasta trapanese and I had fish cous cous.


Fish cous cous


Fish broth to pour over the cous cous

The dishes were interesting and I’m glad I tried them but I wasn’t amazed.
After walking back and getting on the cable car, we managed to get a car for ourselves which was great until the moment when it stopped in the middle of the journey and started bouncing from one side to the other. I didn’t enjoyed that and was happy to be back on the main land. We finished the evening with wine tasting on the way and at night we took our portable chairs to sit next to the castle, watch the clouds go by, drink wine and chat. Quite a magical moment. Next stop – Cefalu with Segesta and Monreale on the way.


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