Today you are greeted at Trapani port and drive to the western Sicily where we reach Erice (uptown). The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops—world-famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries.
Then we drive through the Sea Saltpans of Trapani, where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced, admiring a suggestive landscape before to reach Segesta, one of the major cities of the ancient indigenous Elymian people. Here you will visit on your own the unfinished Doric Temple (Admission Fee: not included), late 5th century BC, built on a hilltop just outside of the ancient city and has a commanding view of the surrounding area.
Later we drive back to Trapani port.
This tour is operated with English speaking Driver.
Licensed local guide is not included.
This excursion is also feasible with pick-up and drop-off in Trapani Hotel. Please specify Hotel name or Cruise Schedule at time of booking.
Segesta: Doric Temple
Erice: Castle built on the remnants of Venus Temple
TOUR CODE: TPSERISEG