"sacred prostitutes" Top 5 Page for this destination Erice by domenicococozza

Erice Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 105 photos

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Erice is one of thos places you spend hours driving to, only to find there's not much there. The climb is up a narrow mountain road with incredible views back down into the valley and beyond to the ocean. In Roman times, there was a temple in Erice that was ministered to by sacred prostitutes(or so the story goes). At the top of this massive rock is the old Norman cathedral. Erected in 1314 there is a striking bell tower with gothic windows. When we were there, it was closed to the public, so we just drove back down the mountain

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  • Pros:very peaceful
  • Cons:long drive
  • Last visit to Erice: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • craic's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2007 at 3:57 PM

    if you really want to drive a long way and find nothing there try australia


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