Erice Holiday guest art house, Il Poeta Errante
From $66 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Erice holiday art house, is the house of an artist transformed in a art work opened to guests on their vacations in sicily.
The house, full of charm, is a typical old Sicilian house finely renovated, with majolicas orifìginali hand-decorated from 1800 age, and belonged to an ancestor of our family Andrea Tosto De Caro, was a poet and composer. In our family we are all artists, is for this reason that I called "the home of wandering poet, because it is as if the art passed from generation to generation, from father to son from uncle to nephew. Love for the beauty, for poetry and music, nature and harmony are very important things for us. for ...Read more
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Erice Holiday guest art house, Il Poeta Errante Erice, Sicily, Italy
Additional Location Information
The house is located in the historic center in a beautiful medieval town, the street is quiet and sunny, it is customary in to Erice speak softly and in a discreet way, because it is said that the walls "speak", meaning that since there silence you can hear everything.
The house is still close to a grocery store where you can find eat and drink. the center is closed to traffic from morning until 10.30 o'clock am. at 1 of nigt, so apart from the loading and unloading will have to leave the car in the parking. we can make for you a weekly pass. Very convenient for go to the sea is to leave the car down the valley and to go by cableway, it's beautiful to look at the landscape from above and the journey takes only 10 minutes. the cableway is open until 2 am. In Erice there are restaurants where you can eat very well typical Sicilian cuisine, bars where breakfast and a very impressive ancient villa where
walks in nature tand admire a breathtaking views.
According to legend, Erice, son of Venus and Neptune, founded a small town on top of a mountain (750 metres above sea level) more than three thousand years ago. The founder of modern history-i.e. the recording of events in a methodic and chronological sequence as they really happened without reference to mythical causes -the great Thucydides (500 B.C.), writing about events connected with the conquest of Troy (1183 B.C.) said: "After the fall of Troy some Trojans on their escape from the Achaei on the sea towards the West arrived in Sicily by boat and as they settled near the border with the Sicanians all together they were named Elymi: their towns were Segesta and Erice". This inspired Virgil to describe the arrival of the Troyan royal family in Erice and the burial of Anchise, by his son Enea, on the coast below Erice. Homer (1000 B.C.), Theocritus (300 B.C.), Polybius (200 B.C.), Virgil (50 B.C.), Horace (20 B.C.), and others have celebrated this magnificent spot in Sicily in their poems. During seven centuries (XIII-XIX) the town of Erice was under the leadership of a local oligarchy, whose wisdom assured a long period of cultural development and economic prosperity which in turn gave rise to the many churches, monasteries and private palaces which you see today. In Erice you can admire the Castle of Venus, the Cyclopean Walls (800 B.C.) and the Gothic Cathedral (1300 A.D.). Erice is at present a mixture of ancient and medieval architecture. Other masterpieces of ancient civilization are to be found in the neighbourhood: at Motya (Phoenician), Segesta (Elymian), and Selinunte (Greek). On the Aegadian Islands –theatre of the decisive naval battle of the first Punic War (264-241 B.C.) - suggestive neolithic and paleolithic vestiges are still visible: the grottoes of Favignana, the carvings and murals of Levanzo. Splendid beaches are to be found at San Vito Lo Capo, Scopello, and Comino, and a wild and rocky coast around Monte Cofano: all at less than one hour's drive from Erice.
Nearest train station: 30 minutes bay car , 9 miles
Nearest airport: Birgi Airport 42 minutes by car, 23.6 miles
Nearest ferry port: 30 minutes bay car , 9.31 miles
Car is recommended