The town is located on top of Mount San Giuliano (751 m) overlooking the city of Trapani. The name Erice comes from the Sicilian-Sicilian-Italic "Eryx" which means "mountain". It is a magnificent medieval village that contains myth, history, art, culture, landscape and environment. Legend has it founded by the mythical Erice, son of Venus, and in fact were the Punics to introduce the cult of the goddess of fertility, beauty and love.

To visit and admire the castle of Venus, identified as the temple of the goddess, the enclosure built by the Phoenicians around the sixth century BC, the cathedral dedicated to the Assumption, with the bell tower isolated as a tower (perhaps also as observation and defence) the castle of Pepoli and the medieval castle of Balio, the churches of San Francesco, San Giuliano and the church of San Pietro whose monastery is now home to the "Centro di cultura scientifica Ettore Majorana"

Places to explore


A combination of nature, tradition and beauty.

Mount Cofano Oriented Natural Reserve

Mount Cofano, placed between Trapani and San Vito Lo Capo, is perfect if you want to go trekking.

Saint Margherita Bay

The golden beach on the Makari Bay is perfect for people of all ages and it’s 10 km far from Villa Zina Family Resort.


The archaeological park that houses the ancient Doric temple and the Greek theater, and the natural baths.

San Vito Lo Capo

Live the rhythm of the summer of San Vito Lo Capo among blue coasts, breathtaking views and events not to be missed.

Zingaro Oriented Natural Reserve

An oasis of unspoilt nature nestled between San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo.

Scopello and the Sea Stacks

In the hills the village with the seventeenth century Baglio, on the coast of the Faraglioni the ancient tuna.

Castellammare del Golfo

Live city, full of history and natural beauty.