4) A WALK ALONG THE WALLS OF THE CASTLE OF VENUS
Built in the twelfth century by the Normans, the castle of Venus was erected over the remains of an ancient Elymian-Phoenician-Roman sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Venus
whose name it still bears today.
The castle is accessed via an imposing flight of stairs close to the Balio gardens, planted above what was the ancient acropolis.
A walk along the castle walls allows you to see the whole area below
, letting your imagination fly like on the wings of an eagle. For further information on the castle of Venus, click here.
5) PURCHASE OF A TYPICAL ERICINO CARPET
The typical Erice craftsmanship does not manifest itself only with confectionery sweets. Even the colorful and lively Erice rugs are the result of the tireless hands of Ericeīs artisans. Displayed outside the shops, along the streets of the village, these local artifacts fill every street corner with color and ethnic joy
. Here too we are faced with an ancient tradition that has come down to us. It dates back to the period in which the women of the village had a loom in their home to weave, with infinite patience and slowness, carpets for their own home or for sale to pilgrims. And even if the weaving materials were poor, this did not detract from the beauty and fantasy of these unique and exceptional objects