Venus Castle … Italy
Erice (Erice, Sicilian: ERIC) is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Trapani on the Italian island of Sicily and the region. This fortress-town is located on a hill and a fantastic cliff that offers stunning views of the Mediterranean coast, the hills and valleys of western Sicilije.Smješten is on the hill, whose peak is 750 meters above sea level, so there is a view of the nearby the city of Trapani. What makes the city of Erice such a fantastic vantage point in Sicily is that in addition to the beautiful view from the hill there and the angle of observation, which offers a view not only in lowland near the sea and mountains in the background, but also the fascinating smaller fortress set on the cliff called Norman castle that dates back to the Norman, also known as the Palace of Venus, because its history has its focal point and the origin of the goddess of fertility. Where the castle was built, there was once a temple dedicated Potniji, Mycenaean goddess of fertility, was worshiped as Elimijani, an ancient pre-Roman population that settled in this part of western Sicily.