Trapani and Erice

Once you arrive in Trapani, leave your car at Piazza Vittorio and walk by the seaside. Then, you will reach Piazzetta della Pescheria, whose old porticos hosted the fish market on weekdays. You are in the heart of Trapani, and you will be amazed by the forefront of its palaces, all dating back to the XVI and XVII century, such as the Palazzo della Giudecca (early ‘500) or Chiesa di Santa Maria del Gesù (inside the church, you can behold a terracotta by Andrea Della Robbia).

Museo Pepoli is the house of paintings by Gagini (1522) and Tiziano, together with local archeological discoveries and sculptures made of coral. Before going back to San Vito, you must stop at Erice, typical town on Mount Erice, characterized by little streets and houses made of stones. Here you can eat a “Genovese”, typical dessert, while admiring the gulf of Trapani and the town of Valderice. Erice is also famous for the Scientific Culture Center “Ettore Maiorana”, founded by the scientist Antonio Zichichi. The cathedral of Erice, called “Matrice”, dates back to 1300, and the Castello di Venere (Venus’ Castle) is of XIII century...

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