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Sep 15, 2018 - Erice

We made it out of Palermo quite easily. We were able to walk for 25 minutes on the same street which was blocked off so down the middle of the street we went. We stopped at a Doric temple in Segesta and then could not enter Erice as it was on the top of a hill and there was a car race with many different classes so the only way in was by cable car. Road closed for both Saturday and Sunday. Erice is a nice town with many 15th,16th and 17th century buildings. We watched several cars finish the race on Saturday. Not a poor man's hobby.

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Oct 25, 2014 - Erice

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about Erice: “One of Italy’s most spectacular hill towns, Erice combines medieval charm with astounding 360-degree views. Erice sits on the legendary Mt Eryx (750m); on a clear day, you can see Cape Bon in Tunisia. Wander the medieval tangle of streets interspersed by churches, forts and tiny cobbled piazzas. The town has a seductive history as a centre for the cult of Venus. Settled by the mysterious Elymians, Erice was an obvious abode for the...

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Aug 11, 2014 - Shaped

Today's pedaling started just after sunrise and I was soon in Marsala for an espresso and sweet roll. Riding along this part of the coast is fascinating as cities appear around a bend and inflate as I near. The margins are industrial or for warehouses and auto repair and then come poorer residential districts with big box stores. Next, more dense housing and apartments surrounding the port and the cobble-stoned historical centre, where you can find older guys sitting outside cafés, downing espressos and chatting and gesturing away, as we...

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Aug 20, 2008 - Erice

Today we woke relatively early (7:45am) to leave by 9am to go to Erice. Erice is an historical medieval city that is situated 15km from Trapani on the top of the luxuriant Monte Erice (751 metres high), from where you enjoy spectacular views of Trapani, Egadi Islands and Monte Cofano. It is a magnificent sight to see and reminds me very much of San Gimignano. I actually think that Erice is more beautiful. There were two great castles that we saw; Il Santuario – Il Castello and Il Duomo. They were magnificent buildings where there were the...

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