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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Erice - Way Up Top

We left Planeta mid morning heading first to visit the mountain top town of Erice. You can reach Erice two ways; by cable car based in Trapani or by driving up the switchback roads. We chose the roads. Compared to the windy roads along the Douro Valley these were quite civilzed, with the added comfort of what looked like very sturdy guard rails. 

Parking was easy and plentiful and the views were quite amazing. We could clearly see the lake near Planeta where we had the wine tasting and of course marvelous ocean vistas. 

Erice's main attractions include a Castle, museums, an array of restaurants and a famous bakery. Pasticceria Maria Grammatico is famous for her scrumptious pastries and marzapan. Monica took us there twice and brought back many treats for the family. The founder, Maria, was raised in a convent and learned her recipes at a Monastery. 

After our afternoon in Erice we headed to our beach town, San Vito Lo Capo. 

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