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Stroll Around Erice In Sicily And Discover Its History
Erice, with its location on the West coast of Sicily perched in a mountainous position at over 800m above sea-level and views over the port city of Trapani, is a serious visual treat. During Spring and Autumn, these views are at their best with sunshine and minimal fog. The town itself is decidedly charming: stone arches, paving, town walls and towers abound. There are innumerable churches.
The Chiesa Madre or Real Duomo (cathedral) is the main church and dates to the fourteenth century. Built using materials from the ancient Temple of Venus it also has a surprising and stunning nineteenth-century Gothic Revival interior.
Erice is one of the most charming and astoundingly well-preserved medieval towns you’ll ever stumble upon in Sicily. Come for the views, stay for the history and find the perfect luxury villa in Sicily: http://www.italy-villas.com/luxury-villas_sicily.html
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