Erice is a small town, right next to Trapani in the west part of Sicily. It’s small, but it is one of the most amazing places you shouldn’t miss!

How to get to Erice and enjoy it in 1 day?

I was traveling in west part of Sicily before my Italian course started. I planned to go to Erice with the cableway as this is the best way to have an incredible view. Unfortunately, Thursday was windy and foggy and the cableway to Erice and back was closed.

You can easily come to Erice by feet from Trapani town

You can easily come to Erice by feet from Trapani town

What should I do NOW?

I had one full day until I went to Palermo and Trapani I saw day before, so I wanted to see Erice in any case.

When I looked at the map I knew that I can not walk more than 8,5 km. In addition, I was 2 months after a surgery of my right knee. Secondly, walking more than 15 km (to climb Erice and back to Trapani) and discovering the town Erice would definitely kill most of the people.

View to town Trapani on the half way up to Erice

View to town Trapani on the half way up to Erice

Fortunately, an option how to get to Erice in Sicily came up – to take a taxi. They knew that people would want to got there, that’s why they were waiting around the cable way.

I needed at least 3 more people to go with me. In that case one fare would cost 5 euro, when we compare it with the cableway, it was just 1 euro more.

Suddenly, 6 Slovaks arrived, when I recognized the language I told them about the option, we agreed and we went up. During the way we saw some tourists walking up, but I really do not recommend this option. It is not 8,5 km as my map said, but 15 km one way. Additionally, it is really difficult way.

Finally we got there!
Stunning view from Erice to Monte Cofano

Stunning view from Erice to Monte Cofano

Erice in Sicily is an amazing place! You know these cozy towns, where you wish to get stuck and enjoying the moment. I went around and I could not stop taking photos!

5 reasons why to fell in love with Erice in Sicily

  1. Get lost in small historical streets
    Tiny streets in Erice

    Tiny streets in Erice

    Lovely streets in Erice

    Lovely streets in Erice

  2. There are many cozy restaurants, homemade products like traditional carpets and ceramics; and they are selling wind, too – how amazing!

    Typical handmade carpets of Erice

    Typical handmade carpets of Erice

  3. The view! It is just incredible! From one side you can see Trapani, from another Mount Cofano (Italian: Monte Cofano) with the sea. How romantic!
    One of the most popular view from Erice is to Monte Cofano

    One of the most popular view from Erice is to Monte Cofano

    An amazing view to Monte Cofano

    An amazing view to Monte Cofano

  4. Enjoy and discover many old churches and the Norman castle
    The main church in Erice

    The main church in Erice

    The Norman castle in Erice

    The Norman castle in Erice

  5. Walk into the park with lots of flowers and enjoy the moment

    Flowers in the garden in Erice

    Flowers in the garden in Erice

All you need to do in Erice is to slown down and to explore the mix of history and beauty of this charming place!
Centre of Erice with old church

Centre of Erice with old church

Did you know about Erice in Sicily? Do you enjoy cozy towns? What is your favorite one? Share your experience with us!

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