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Castello de Venere

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Address: Erice, Sicily, Italy
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Very Unique Castle

Simply breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding countryside from inside the castle walls. A must see if in Erice/Trapani

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Castello de Venere (Venus) in the ancient town of Érice during a two-week vacation in Sicily. Although it looks impressive from the outside, the inside of the castle is basically an open space surrounded by walls. There really is not much to see and in our view the entry fee of Euro 4 pp... More 

Thank Richard_Harpum
Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

interesting history of the place and great views all around. nice to sit in the park and take it all in on a sunny day. good mist in the morning

Thank Michael F
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding countryside from inside the castle walls. A must see if in Erice/Trapani

Thank jwkeebs
Tel Aviv, Israel
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384 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The medieval Castello de Venere built over an ancient Temple of Venus , between 12th and 13th centuries . Breathtaking panoramic views from the mountain top (If no clouds) .

Thank saul g
Greater Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The parts on view inside are very ruinous with scant remains of earlier structures. None the less it is worth a look with a couple of interesting bits & awesome views. Though there are plenty of those here.

Thank John F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful place. It is on top of the hill and there us a good road to get there by car. Very nice little town and very much historical sites.

Thank tancikjut
Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sicily uses more concrete than nearly any other region in Europe so its great to come across a hill top town that is devoid of this ghastly building material. Set high in the countryside of western Sicily with marvelous views (if the clouds allow it), choose a time when the tourists are thin on the ground- better still stay overnight(s)... More 

Thank robinn669
Mons, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The castle and its ruins are nice but the views of the surrounding area are wonderful. My son loved exploring the winding passages and hidden nooks of the castle. His portents loved the view. What a great visit.

Thank Zosia B
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This was a treat! The staff, owners, and the Sicilian fare were equally appealing. We had tried a few restaurants in Erice. This was the best. Indulge yourself.

Thank ggbeaumont
Langley, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Erice was beautiful! Somehow our gps directed us up the crazy steep, nail biting switchback trail up the mountain... when we got to the top we discovered that there was a much more civilized road to take up & down the mountain! We loved the cobble stone paths throughout the quaint town and enjoyed wandering around through all the little... More 

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