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From the temple to the beach

Sicily | The Italian Mediterranean island Sicily does not only offer summer, sun and lovely beaches but also many cultural highlights. A compulsory point on each itinerary for a Sicily vacation are the countless testimonies of past times that a spread out across the island. Some examples include the world famous „Valley of the Temples“ in Agrigent with the structures more than 2,500 years old and are testament of Greek settlement on this island during the ancient times. Besides this also well preserved remains of antique structures can be visited in Syrakus oder Catania which are equally appealing.

Those who need to cool down after these historical adventures will find many places to do so along the more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline. In the north and east you will mainly find steep cliffs and rocks towering above the sea with a number of picturesque bays lying in-between them. The southwestern part is flatter and characterised by beautiful beach strips.

Sicily has though much more to offer than just temples and beaches. Explore some of the interesting smaller and larger towns such as Palermo, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani or Taormina. Alternatively go on a boat tour that will take you to the Aeolian Islands and Aegadian Islands or Malta that is also not that far away.

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Dancing on a volcano

Sicily is not only the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea but also has the highest and most active volcanoes in Europe – Etna that you can explore up close on your vacation to Sicily. There are a number of guided hiking tours offered that take you to summit craters, lava fields and places where eruptions occur frequently. You should not miss out on this exciting tour. The hikes usually take place between mid May until the end of October. But one must be careful: It is important to remember the Etna is still an active volcano. Inform yourself when there of the present dangers and options to explore the area in one of the many information centres.

Those who want more volcanic action will not want to miss out on guided tours to the Volcano Islands Volcano and Stromboli situated north of the coast of Sicily. Particularly the very active Stromboli offers a great spectacle as one can observe eruptions of red lava nearly every minute or hour. Both islands are part of the island group Aeolian Islands and there are regular connections from Messina and Milazzo.

If you have now become fascinated by volcanoes then you might want to pop over to the mainland and explore Mount Vesuvius in the Bay of Naples which is another famous volcano. It is by no means as active as those on Sicily though it is not extinct and there is speculation whether it could erupt again soon. The potential devastation such an eruption could cause can be seen in the famous ruins of the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum that were engulfed by lava in 79 AD. A visit to Mount Vesuvius could be incorporated within journey to and back from a holiday home vacation on Sicily. There are regular ferries that operate between Naples or Salerno and the Sicilian ports of Palermo and Catania.
 

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Total rating of Erice

4.0 out of 5 (3 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Erice 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Volker Scheffler wrote
    on 09/05/2013, travel period: May 2013

    “The place Erice a grandiose sight. Near the rental home there is a small supermarket where you can buy everything you need, including the morgentlichen buns. Although the town itself is a tourist attraction, but when the evening stop off some rest, it's very cozy and atmospheric. The typical paving of the streets and the winding streets can still feel the touch of the past. Erice is an absolute "must" if you do in western Sicily holidays.”

    This review has been given for property no. 485334 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 23/02/2013, travel period: June 2012

    “bakery, butcher and vegetable shop near by. For all other shopping places you will need a car.”

    This review has been given for property no. 477861

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 22/02/2013

    “Something quiet but by the central location are plenty of places within easy reach.”

    This review has been given for property no. 477861 The review of the area has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Erice

Erice (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɛːritʃe], Sicilian: Èrici) is a historic town and comune in the province of Trapani in Sicily, Italy.



at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo san Vito to the north-east, and ...
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the Aegadian Islands on Sicily's north-western coast, providing spectacular views. Erice is also famous in the world because Ettore Maiorana Foundation location. The Erice International School on Nuclear Physics Managed by A. Zichichi President of Federation of American Scientists.

A center of excellence in scientific research worldwide.
Erice is a most wonderful place and well worth a stay.

The cable way is the most comfortable way to reach Erice,
the system connects the city of Trapani to Erice top in 10 minutes,
500 meters from Trapani beach.
The specialty of Erice villa is that in one oment you can enjoy the beaches and 10 minutes later you can relax in a hillside retreat, and the you are free to enjoy either your own quite time or your your tipical sicilian exprerience. A unique opportunity to stay in a piece of precious Sicilian history
and 15 minutes near to the most beautiful beaches of Trapani.
A unique opportunity to stay within the city walls of the medieval city
and surrounded by incredible natural splendour,
A truly wonderful location making your vacation unforgettable
that allow you daily excursions enjoying various places around:
out to Egadi islands or a a morning visit to the magnificent temple in Segesta.
Coming back at evening in this magical town,
enjoyng your holidays, the most relaxing experience possible.
Choose real value for money.
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source: Bulgarella

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  • Property no. 1023469
    from GBP 1,857
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday home for max. 9 persons

    4 bedrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 6 km,
  • Property no. 951599
    from GBP 190
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 65 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking, shingle beach approx. 200 m
  • Property no. 244262
    from GBP 1,395
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday home for max. 14 persons

    Approx. 180 m², 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 1.5 km, ,
  • Property no. 689636
    from GBP 235
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 3 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, beach approx. 5 km, sea approx. 6 km
  • Property no. 1004505
    from GBP 281
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, non-smoking, shingle beach approx. 200 m, sea approx. 1 km,
  • Property no. 802066
    from GBP 474
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday home for max. 9 persons

    Approx. 180 m², 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 9 km,
  • Property no. 244450
    from GBP 2,089
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday home for max. 14 persons

    Approx. 150 m², 4 bedrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, washing machine, beach approx. 2 km,
  • Property no. 172276
    from GBP 1,918
    for 1 week

    Erice, Sicily (Trapani Province)

    Holiday home for max. 10 persons

    Approx. 300 m², 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 20 km,
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