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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Emanuela Giardina (15 months ago)
If you are in the area you have to pass by... So nice to have a walk with the great sunset view of the three little islands.
Brian Donhauser (2 years ago)
Erice is a historic town at the top of Mt Erice. Includes stunning, 360 views of the Mediterranean and Province of Trapani, churches, and historic castles and ruins. This castle cost 6EUR to get in. It was worth it to look around and see the views.
Brian Donhauser (2 years ago)
Erice is a historic town at the top of Mt Erice. Includes stunning, 360 views of the Mediterranean and Province of Trapani, churches, and historic castles and ruins. This castle cost 6EUR to get in. It was worth it to look around and see the views.
Chloe Allen (2 years ago)
We didn’t get to go inside but the views were breathtaking. It’s good to note that while you can drive or take the cable car, the hike up the mountain from Trapani is definitely worth doing if you have a good pair of shoes!
Chloe Allen (2 years ago)
We didn’t get to go inside but the views were breathtaking. It’s good to note that while you can drive or take the cable car, the hike up the mountain from Trapani is definitely worth doing if you have a good pair of shoes!
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