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Erice Castle

Published by Jan Migenda — 3 months ago

Blog: Super Sicily
Tags: Erasmus blog Italy, Italy, Italy

The history of Erice includes the Phoenician Hamilcar (father of Hannibal), the Trojan hero Aeneas whose heirs should found Rome later on, a temple to the oriental goddess Astarte and a later one to the goddess of love Venus. However, the castle is the main attraction today.

Erice Castle

Its cubic style makes a Norman origin clear. Quite many people were there to see it as well!

Erice Castle

There was a broad street leading up to the castle with steep slopes to the right!

Erice Castle

The view from the street alone was very wide - you could see many patches of land!

Erice Castle

From the other side, you could see the sea!

And up we went to explore the castle ...


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