Venere Castle

Erice, Italy

Castello di Venere ('Venus Castle'), dating from the Norman period, was built on top of the ancient Temple of Venus, where Venus Ericina was worshipped. According to legend, the temple was founded by Aeneas. It was well known throughout the Mediterranean area in the ancient age, and an important cult was celebrated in it.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Fahri Asgarzade (7 months ago)
A great castle in a medieval town of Erice with breathtaking sea view. At the time of the visit the castle was temporarily closed for works. There is a nice cafe next to a panoramic view.
Emanuela Reil (9 months ago)
Beautiful, amazing place to visit. Ewentualnie though it's temporary closed, you have to see this place.
Wanderlust Nomad (11 months ago)
Visiting Castello di Venere is a must do thing when you are in Trapani or even in Palermo. It’s definitely worth visiting. Erice has a different air and a different experience the architecture and the streets allow you to via time. Also I recommend taking a cable car to Trapani for 6€ if you are in Erice.
Gregg Vertes (13 months ago)
Absolutely fantastic views! Lots of space to walk around and many seating and viewing areas. 1000% worth the visit as the views are spectacular. There are lots of restaurants and hotels around the area open in the summer months. The castle itself is basically built on the side of a cliff. Pretty amazing.
Jure Šumi (2 years ago)
Nice area to visit with amazing views o down towards Trappani and Marsala.
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