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Cable Car Erice

Casa Santa Erice Via Capua n. 3, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
+39 0923 869720
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Incredible views, marred by parking scammers

Very enjoyable ride on the cable car once we got on. However, aggressive parking scammers were very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sonya B
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New York City, New York
Best way to get to Erice

We followed the advice on TripAdvisor and took the cable car up to Erice. Do park in the official... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gay O
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Hayward, California
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The cable Car linking the city of Trapani to the medieval village of Erice Capital through their respective terminals, along a 3099-meters slant height, on the same path as the old cable Car that was operated between the 1950s and the 1970s. The plant is equipped with night lighting to be operated in the dark as well as with special cabins for people with disabilities and for bikes. Tour View with no stop boarding, 42 cabins for 8 people each and 12 minutes drive. Two Automatic Parking Areas with cameras at the exclusive service for the users of the cable car FOR ONLY € 1,50 FOR FIRST THREE HOURS. ATTENTION TO THE UNAUTHORIZED PARKING MEN ASK UNTIL € 5/€ 10 FOR CAR.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“return trip” (8 reviews)
“nice view” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:45 AM - 1:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Casa Santa Erice Via Capua n. 3, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0923 869720
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"nice view"
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"official parking"
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"afraid of heights"
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"amazing views"
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"nice trip"
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"great ride"
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"smooth ride"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable ride on the cable car once we got on. However, aggressive parking scammers were very intimidating. Hard to believe that the police cannot control these thugs. They detract from the total experience of Trapani and Erice.

Thank Sonya B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We followed the advice on TripAdvisor and took the cable car up to Erice. Do park in the official cable car parking lot. Just ignore the aggressive fellows in the street and drive right in. The ride up and back is relaxing and affords great...More

1  Thank Gay O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to Trapani and take the funicular to erice. Save time and enjoy both cities. There is parking beside it. Careful with the local that want to charge you for it. The views are nice. The ride is fun.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Funivia cable car to Erice is one of the top attractions in Trapani. A real must do. In the morning you have the best views on the town and salt lakes. In the evening there is likely to be some haze over the islands...More

1  Thank Geert C
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Didn't realise you could drive up to the castle so we took the cable car. What a wonderful 20 minute smooth ride with fabulous views.

Thank Judi M
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Would have loved to take the cable car from Trapani to Erice on January 7 but the cable car was closed due to high winds. It really was very windy so it is understandable that they closed. So, keep in mind that the winds can...More

2  Thank WImom
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The cable car trip up the mountain and back down was (were?) at least half the fun of visiting the town. The views can be wonderful. I'm not sure if there is always fog at the top but there was when I went in mid-September....More

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

As you travel up to Erice on the cable car be prepared for the most amazing views. When you step off and start to explore the cobblestones streets of the town and discover the history and see the magnificent churches you will be so glad...More

1  Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Great way to get to Trapani from Erice, and see the views. Worth a round trip ticket. The views going up and back are unforgettable.

1  Thank javaprincess
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

In September 2017 we drove to the hilltop town of Erice (or rather we drove to the town of Trapani at the foot of the mountain that Erice sits atop and took the cable car up to the top). This was another amazing surprise as...More

1  Thank TimWandMelG
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Val F
10 December 2017|
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Response from javaprincess | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply we have been traveling- we were there December 5 and it was running
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satisfiedcustomer251
2 October 2017|
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Response from nisha09 | Reviewed this property |
On no account miss the cable car: it drives home how monumentally high Erice is, and offers intriguing views of Trapani below. I would recommend a taxi from the port, but agree on a price beforehand as is common throughout... More
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partridgesarah
11 August 2017|
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Response from Giuseppe Marco F | Reviewed this property |
Salve dal porto non so quanto dista, le consiglio un taxi e di concordare anche il ritorno sia come prezzo che orario buon viaggio.
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