Title: Erice
Category: Destinations We Visit on Our Sicily Island Vacations
Author: Sophie Townsey Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 5,699
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Erice, one the best medieval hamlets of Italy

On our last day of our Islands of Sicily Adventure we will be leaving Favignana and sleeping on Mainland Sicily in Marsala for our final night. We'll have breakfast at the Nido del Pellegrino before boarding the ferry to Trapani.

We will make our way up to the medieval city of Erice, which sits on a hill high above the Trapani coast, at about 2,400 feet above sea level. As we enter the walled city, we will suddenly feel as though we stepped back in time. Erice is full of narrow streets, cobblestones, lovely little shops, and two breathtaking castles. We'll start off our visit at the "Antica Pasticceria del Convento", a wonderful little bakery in the village. Nuns in the convent here adopted a little girl who later left the convent. She began to make a pastry called “Genovesi”, which was something the nuns had taught her. They are filled with a pastry cream and sprinkled with powdered sugar, and this place is famous for them. We'll have some for our dessert, then give you time to wander the city, do a little shopping, and a little sightseeing.

As we leave Erice, we will head down to visit the area's most celebrated butcher, Francesco Campo, who will teach our Sicilian Sausage class. Before we begin our sausage making class, we will sample some of his local specialty cheeses and salumes. We'll then get started with our class. 

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