Medieval Erice lies on top of the hill, east of Trapani at 2,464 ft. The small town of Erice is easy to reach by cable with “Funierice Service”, tickets cost € 6,50 for a round trip and the tour takes about 20 minutes.

Out of the cabines of the cable you have a fantastic view over Trapani and surroundings. You have a perfect view over the Egadi-islands and the cabines can take up to eight people.

Town of Erice

Eice is a touristic place with many souvenir shops where you can buy hand crafted plates and other souvenirs. Erice has some good hotels and restaurants in the ancient center. Erice breathes an medieval atmosphere. Very nice to experience are the small marble streets where you will feel back in time. As Erice is at almost 2500 ft the town is often shrouded in fog which gives it a mystical atmosphere.

Pasticceria’s in Erice

In the main street, Corso Vittoria Emanuele, you will find at No. 14 Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, one of the best Sicilian pastry shops, known for its delicious almond cookies and marzipan creations.

Festivals in Erice

Every summer there are in the center of Erice some interesting festivals to visit. The festivals attract people from all over the world and the most important are;

  • Easter
  • The annual music festival
  • Medieval and renaissance music festival in August
  • Concerts from mid December until the second week of January
  • Watch a movie at Youtube “Cable to Erice”
    View the website of the cable company

    Map of Erice and route from (A) Trapani at sea level, to (B) Erice at 2,464 ft

    Grotere kaart weergeven