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Erice

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Erice is an Italian town of 28,534 inhabitants in the province of Trapani, in Sicily. A small and precious jewel in our province, is based on the summit of a mountain, at 751 m height, naturally preserved, solemn and solitary, not far away from Trapani. For centuries, the beauty of the views, the tranquility of the place and the mist, that often hides it from inquisitive looks, have made Erice a privileged place for the studies of scholars and the prayers of the monks. Made of narrow, winding, typically medieval arches, ornate courtyards and small shops,it still keeps unchanged its old charm. It has the shape of a perfect equilateral triangle, crowned on two vertices by the Castle of Venus, south-east, and the Mother Church, south-west. At the center, the church of San Domenico is now the seat of the prestigious International Center for Scientific Culture "Ettore Majorana", focus of intensive scientific research, conducted by Prof. Antonino Zichichi, who founded it in 1963. The city is also famous for its particular typical confectionery, to which the nuns have dedicated themselves, since ancient times.

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