Erice is a small city with 28000 inhabitants, located on a hill (Mount Erice, 750m) overlooking Trapani. The city was founded in the ancient Greek period in the 5th century BC. Not much however is left of this period and in fact what is visible today dates back to the medieval period. Erice is walled medieval city with a 12th century Norman castle. At the western end lies Chiesa Matrice, a 14th century built in Gothic style. Overall Erice is a picturesque medieval city which however lacks major highlights. A cablecar connects Erice with the outskirts of Trapani.
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