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TravelPod Member ReviewsIl Carmine Erice
I recommend this place to everyone who want to stay in Erice (what is obligatory in my opinion). Calm monastery. Clean rooms with nice atmosphere, delicious breakfasts.
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No words can do justice to the magic of this place: the food, the climate, the people, the unmatched scenery and history -- no wonder this place honouring the goddess Venus is a cross-roads of great minds from ancient civilisations to present time.
Arriving at Erice - June 15
Ryanair, delayed a bit, but no dramas. It was raining heavily in Rome, but arrived in a very sunny Trapani! Heat was scorching, but ...
... and drop us off to the Acropolis. It is a long walk, probably not worth taking in a hot summer's day.
Next stop was Segesta. Another 6 Euros, plus E1.50 for shuttle all the way to the top of the hill to check out the Amphitheatre. It was a steep climb, and with the scorching summer sun, it's worth taking the shuttle. On the way down, a walk would give photo opportunities with a different ...
Just a short walk and swim as off to Marsala on the west coast. Wine country.
Driving along the autostrada, went through several tunnels with no lights. Quite a strange sensation. Budget or maintenance ? Never mind, the Oleanders lining and dividing the autostrada were magnificent. Glorious shades of pink reaching to the skies. Unfortunately, never a good moment to request a photo ...
I knew it would be cold out on the water but I regretted not taking my jacket (only had a cardigan) and regretted wearing sandals instead of boots. I had expected a boat with a cabin as well as being able to get out on deck. Instead we got a twin-hull boat with no cabin but a canopy over the deck that the wind rushed through. The cruise lasted 3 hours and by the second hour I was asking myself, "Are we there yet?". I'd had enough after ...
... the situation.,... But there comes a point after you have been told you cant use loo roll, soap, running water or find any electrical points to keep the phone with power, eating only home made (overly crunchy) bread with lemon and oil for every meal, and getting drawn into very serious conversations where they seem to be siding with nazism ideals, where you realise enough is enough!!
So telling them I needed to leave earlier than planned, ...