Lands of Myth: Erice & Segesta - Egatour Viaggi

Lands of Myth: Erice & Segesta

From EUR 60

Erice and Segesta are two of the most suggestive attraction of Western Sicily. Walking around these places it’s like to dip in the past, a majestic past, rich in stories to tell.

What to Expect:

  • An intriguing tour between history and legends
  • skilled driver/escort
  • Breathtaking sceneries to photograph

Erice has an ancestral past; it is magical and offers its visitors unique landscapes. This ancient medieval village, located on the top of Mount San Giuliano (750mt), is a nice “borgo” inhabited by almost 200 people. There are almost 100 churches, about one for two people, a sign of a more prosperous and lively past.

A pleasant walk awaits you among the ancient churches and the stone houses and arches; the Mother Church, the castles and the “Balio Gardens” are symbolic places of the village, steeped in centuries of history, symbols and cultures.

Erice’s history passes through handcraft and gastronomy: pottery workshops and shops across the country, but not less important is the pastry-tradition with the famous almond biscuits and the “top” local sweet: the Genovese, fragrant shortcrust pastry filled with warm lemon cream.

About 40 km far from Trapani, in the territory of Calatafimi Segesta, you can find Segesta and its Archaeological Park, an authentic open-air museum that preserves priceless treasures as one of the world's most famous Doric temples. The ancient Segesta rises in a splendid position, among rolling hills of brown red color that contrast the shades of green of the surrounding landscape. The theater of Segesta lies on the northern acropolis of Monte Barbaro to make the spectators enjoy the enchanting view of the hills and the sea of ​​Castelvetrano area. Today it is the background for evocative theatrical and musical performances at sunset.

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1st Stop > Erice

2nd Stop > Segesta

Highlights

Duration about 5 hours | Meeting Point Garibaldi Square - Trapani 

Departure at 9:00am on Wednesdays and Fridays | always available on request | Min. 4 persons

 

The rate includes:

  1. Transportation
  2. Driver/escort along all tour

Route

  1. Egatour Viaggi Via Ammiraglio Staiti
  2. Erice
  3. Contrada Barbaro