At 750 meters from the sea where for centuries people have fought this place is Erice, probably founded by the mysterious elimination, who organized their villages in inaccessible places on steep mountains, to be protected from possible enemy attacks. Called by Sican Elimi-Iruka, the Punic Erech, Greeks and Romans Eryx, Muslims Gebel - Hamid, Erice was renamed by the Normans Monte S. Giuliano, to cancel and stop the pagan worship of Venus that had made him famous in the world the mountain, which in the past had been the place of worship and love of the great summer festivals sacrificial crowds that flocked pellegrini.Nel village of Erice , name returned in 1934 to form an equilateral triangle, bordering flower-filled courtyards enclosed within the walls, small houses, cobbled streets and stone designs on the highest point of the ruins of the temple, stands the castle of Venus adjacent to the gardens Balio. Center of great attraction for tourists is also known as "city of science", animated by typical craft shops, you can admire the decorated pottery, hand-woven carpets.

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