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Castello di Venere

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Largo Castello, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 320 867 2957
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk takes you to breathtaking views of the sea and countryside. A commanding view of the surrounding area.

Thank OCMDRaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the cable car up to the top if erice Superb views when the cloud cleared. Dont go up the cable car if its cloudy

Thank wellsound
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured Erice mid September 2018 and thoroughly enjoyed strolling the streets of this enchanting medieval village. Although the accessibly to tour the castle was limited to a small external area, we felt it was worth it. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as...More

Thank JDR-R2017
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I toured Erice late September 2018. We loved it! From the Castle to the small shops along the narrow streets. The views were stunning. We drove from Castellamare Del Golfo, about an hour drive and right up to the top. That climb...More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Even with the relatively low entrance price of €4, it wasn’t worth it. We spent maybe 30 minutes walking around since one cannot go into any of the buildings. The views are nice, but they are nice from a number of locations in the town

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Was hoping to visit the castle and explore rooms but you are only allowed in the small outside area. €4 pp to enter or €12 pp if you buy a combine ticket that gets you into 5 sites - we did this but on reflection...More

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you are heading in the western area of Sicily, a stop at Castello di Venere (also known as Erice Castle) is a must! The drive up the mountain, the scenery, and the surrounding view of the castle and Torretta Pepoli are all so beautiful!...More

1  Thank NellyAnnDA
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The Castello di Venere is a beautiful place to see the whole grand area from above. The castle itself is mostly ruins of course but the location allows you gorgeous views all the way to the sea. Erice is located about 800 metres above Trapani....More

1  Thank Maroula M
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

The view from the castle is fantastic. It is 750 m above the sea level and you literally can stand in the cloud. The best location for hundrets of beautiful photos. And of course just consider it was built (reconstructed) in 12 century on place...More

Thank AlexandraShmakova
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We loved Erice and the amazing sights of the medieval mountain top village. The castle is the most amazing place on the mountain with breathtakingly beautiful views of Trapani, the sea and surrounding area.

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Response from Petrus61 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about 15 minutes to walk up and down the hill plus he time of the visit (we spent about 15 minutes walking around the ruins). So about 30 minutes in total.
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