Erice is an ancient Phoenician and Greek city of unforgettable beauty situated in a well-defended position at 751 metres, on the peak which bears the same name, surrounded by a high plateau terracing the sea.Defended by bastions and walls, the city is a maze of cobblestoned alleyways. Erice has two faces : one bright and luminous in the hot summer season, and another in winter when, enveloped in cloud, the town gives the impression of belonging to a timeless space.The medieval atmosphere, the fresh air, the beautiful pine forests which surround it and the small local businesses make it one of the most popular tourist attractions.It is accessible both by car and by Trapani funicular railway, enabling you to take in the magnificent scenery.