Not far from Trapani, on the top of an isolated mountain, at 751 meters tall rests, naturally protected, solemn and lonely, a small and precious jewel of our province.
For centuries, the beauty of the views, the quietness of the place and the mist that often hides it from prying eyes made Erice a privileged place for the studies of scholars and the prayers of the monks. Made of narrow, winding streets, arches typical medieval courtyards richly decorated and small shops still retains unchanged its ancient charm.
It has the shape of a perfect equilateral triangle, crowned on two vertices from the Castle of Venus, to the southeast, and the Mother Church, in the south-west. At the center, the church of San Domenico is now home to the prestigious International Centre for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana", the center of intensive scientific research conducted by Prof. Antonino Zichichi who founded it in 1963.
The city is also famous for the unique local bakery, the nuns have dedicated themselves since ancient times.