Erice - Egatour Viaggi
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Erice rises on the top of Monte San Giuliano (751mt). It is located in a splendid geographical position from which you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the city of Trapani.

It was awarded in 2014 as the most beautiful “borgo” in Italy and a medieval plant, with small narrow winding streets, stone arches, courtyards and small shops where you can still buy local handcrafts such as ceramics and carpets, characterizes it today. Also not to be missed are the typical sweets made with almond and the "Genovese", a sweet of fragrant short crust pastry filled with warm lemon custard. This dessert born from the expert hands of the cloistered nuns and today it is faithfully reproduced according to the original recipe in the famous “Maria Grammatico’s Pastry”.

WHAT TO SEE

 Castello Di Venere & Torri del Balio 

The Venus Castle, built by the Normans as a fortress, was built on the ruins of a pre-existing sanctuary. With its construction were built the walls and the Balio Towers, once connected to the castle by a drawbridge, now replaced by a staircase. When Count Agostino Pepoli became owner, he surrounded it with the English-style gardens called "Giardini del Balio". The view from the Castle is unmatched. On the slopes of the mountain, you can see the port of Trapani, on the west the Egadi Islands and south Marsala, with the Stagnone Islands. When the conditions of visibility are particularly favorable, the island of Ustica can be seen to the north-west and the outline of Pantelleria to the south.

 Museo Cordici

The "Antonio Cordici" Archaeological Museum preserves a collection of prehistoric archaeological finds from the Punic, Hellenistic and Roman age, coins, statues and paintings found in the area or legacies of important families.

 

 Chiesa Madre

The Mother Church was built in 1314 and dedicated to the Assumption, it has a beautiful Gothic façade. The neo-Gothic interior of the church dates back to the reconstruction after the collapse of 1853. Opposite, a mighty bell tower with Gothic style, perhaps built by Federico d'Aragona as a lookout tower (1312).

 Torretta Pepoli

The Count Agostino Pepoli, archaeologist, wanted to reserve a privileged place where take refuge for his studies. This is why he built a small Moorish-style house on top of a rocky peak under the castle.

Quartiere Spagnolo

The Spanish Quarter is located on the north side of the mountain and it is a military character building, born from the need to host the Spanish soldiers, but never completed. Local inhabitants ask for the building, even financing the realization.

 

 

E A T  &  D R I N K   IN  TRAPANI

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Ticket - Trapani Saltpans Tour

Choose from different types of tours, 4 daily adventures to visit the salt pans reserve. Sunrise Tour: For true birdwatching enthusiasts, this tour will enable to admire the awakening of the nature at dawn in complete peacefulness. Morning Tour: For those who wake up later, but don’t want to miss anything! Afternoon Tour: For those who love the tranquillity of the first hours in the afternoon. Sunset Tour: For the most romantic and the enthusiasts of photography, this Sunset tour gives unique and unforgettable emotions.    Departure: Trapani   Availability: Every Day  Times:  Duration: 2h30 min What to expect:  Visit of the natural reserve  Path of the Salinaio  Guided visit of the Salt Museum  Driver/escort at your disposal   Schedule TOUR SUNRISE at 06am The first sunrise tour to listen to the early-morning quietness in an oasis of beauty. Only for true enthusiasts to live intense emotions, the sunrise tour offers a breathtaking landscape You will observe the awakening of the birds of the Trapani and Paceco Salt pans Nature Reserve and the salt basins coloured by the first lights of dawn. The reflection of the Sun over the salt pans makes an enchanted, almost unreal scenario. Enjoy the early morning hours in this paradise of calmness.   TOUR MORNING at 10am The warmth of the morning sun over the salt basins turns this reserve into an enchanted and mysterious place to discover. You can witness the salt workers harvesting the salt in the basins, an ancient craft which is still done with love. An accessible tour for everybody, with a convenient morning timetable. Enjoy the beauty of the windmills and the white salt hills   TOUR AFTERNOON at 03pm We will be immersed in a wonderful valley, where the quietness of the first hours in the afternoon and the flamingos rest turn this into a magic place. During this tour, you will visit the Nature Reserve of Salt pans of Trapani and Paceco with different relaxing stops to admire the vast species of birds that bring to life the white valley. Sunlight and strong scents. The visit is a journey among salt basins, windmills, canals and pristine landscapes. Enjoy the first hours in afternoon in complete relaxation in nature! TOUR SUNSET at 06pm   The last journey of the day is the tour of the Salt Pans of Trapani and Paceco at Sunset, an ending of the day where many visitors claim to be one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world! The very last sunlight of the day reflecting over the basins, the immaculate white salt and the blue of the sea touched by shades of red, orange and yellow make this warm tones landscape look like a wonderful painting. At this time of the day, this landscape becomes a play of colours. The only sounds you’ll hear are the waves of the sea and the singing of the birds – all you need to do is to enjoy this peacefulness! For the photography enthusiasts, this is a perfect tour to capture shades of colour. Enjoy an unforgettable sunset!  

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Transfer from Birgi Airport to Trapani city

Transfer from Trapani - Birgi Airport to Trapani city   Transfer from Trapani - Birgi Airport to: City Centre Accommodations in Trapani

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Sleep & Drive

Duration: 4 days/3 nights Good for: Couples, Friends and Families (min.2 adults)   Car Pick Up/Drop Off directly at Trapani/Palermo Airport What To See? Trapani City Centre – Corso V.Emanuele/Via Torrearsa | Lat 38.016037 | Long: 12.505923 Maria SS Annunziata Sanctuary and the Pepoli Museum - Via C.A.Pepoli 178 | Lat 38.019038 | Long 12.542358 Trapani & Paceco Saltpans Reserve - Via Chiusa (Nubia-91027 Paceco) Lat 37.983006 | Long 12.497849 Egadi Islands (Levanzo, Favignana, Marettimo) Marsala city centre and the Saltpans Reserve – C.da Dara snc, 91025 Marsala | Lat 37.862968 | Long 12.483264 Erice - SP3, 91016 Erice | Lat 38.036496 | Long 12.582488 Segesta’s Archaeological Park - Contrada Barbaro (Segesta) 91013 Calatafimi | Lat 37.947937 | Long 12.838858