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From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

1. From Palermo: Erice, Salt Pans, and Segesta Day Trip

Discover the history of Sicily from the Greeks to the Middle Ages with this day trip to Erice, the salt pans of Trapani, and Segesta. After pickup from selected locations in Palermo, drive to western Sicily to reach Erice. The ancient Elymian people founded this medieval town, once an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Continue to Trapani where the ancient tradition of harvesting salt from the sea is still practiced. In the afternoon, head to Segesta, another city founded by the Elymians. Visit the 5th-century Doric temple built on a hilltop just outside the ancient city. Admire the astonishing views, before returning to Palermo.

From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

2. From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

Discover Sicily through its production of wine, salt, and olive oil on this bus tour from Palermo. Taste some local products at a winery, visit the ruins of Segesta, and explore an olive oil farm. Departing from a central location in Palermo, you will drive up Mount Eryx to Erice, a spectacular hill town with a web of atmospheric streets. An important religious site, it soon became associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its tangle of ancient streets and visit some of the cake shops, world-famous for their marzipan candies and delicacies such as almond and pistachio pastry. You will want to sample some of the goods and buy a few to eat as you journey. See the unique landscape up close as you drive along the Salt Way Road on your way to visit an olive oil farm. In the afternoon, you'll continue your exploration of the Elymians with a visit to Segesta, one of their most important cities until Vandals destroyed it hundreds of years ago. The ruins that remain include a well-preserved Doric temple and a lovely amphitheater. The setting, in rolling countryside and with views stretching down to the sea, is spectacular.   Finally, you'll return to Palermo.

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Excellent day trip to Erice, segeste and the salt pans!. The guide Federico and his driver was amazing....a wealth of knowledge, and friendliness that I highly recommend to anyone interested in seeing these sights!!!! Excellent trip! Both accommodated all our needs. Very happy!

Beautiful excursion, Erice alone is worth the trip from Milan, we had a Mercedes minivan, driver and guide at our disposal. Perfect organization and guidance beyond the most optimistic expectations.

Excursion that I recommend, Erice Segesta and the salt pans deserve a day that I spent with nice travel friends and with the very knowledgeable and friendly guide Federico

Very nice tour, in just one day we thoroughly visited Segesta, Erice and the salt pans of Trapani.

Very nice guide. Personalized visit because few participants. I recommend