Breakfast at hotel followed by departure to Erice, an ancient medieval village full of archaeological treasures and also a renowned destination for its pastry shops and colorful ceramics.
We will enter the city from Porta Trapani, the only access point to the city protected on both sides by impassable steep rock walls.
Our first stop will be the Mother Church, built in 1312 by request of Frederick II of Aragon with material from the ruins of the pagan temple of Venus. Next to the Cathedral, the bell tower, also called king Frederick's Tower, 28 meters high and built at the end of the twentieth century on the remains of a previous watchtower.
Erice is home to more than sixty churches, some of which date back to the time of the Norman conquest: the church of St. Martin, the church of St. Julian and St. John the Baptist.
At the end of our walk we will stop at the magnificent Balio Gardens, inside which is the Castle of Erice, called Castle of Venus, ruin of Norman origin but extension modified over the centuries and today in disuse.
We conclude this first part of the day with a tasting of almond paste cakes and continue to Marsala, where we will visit a typical winery followed by the wine tasting typical of this resort. The story related to the birth of this liqueur wine and the many graduations it can take, is very fascinating and to have it told inside a cellar surrounded by more or less old barrels has its own why.
Typical lunch during the excursion and in the afternoon stop in Sciacca for a walk.
Famous since ancient times for its spas, Sciacca still retains interesting historical ideas within its historic center, such as its beautiful Cathedral, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene.
At the end, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.