From the gardens of the Balio di Erice, the most suggestive panorama is undoubtedly the one that overlooks the city of Trapani and the salt pans. A tongue of land stretching towards the Egadi Islands which, when the lights confuse the horizon line, seem to float in the air as they did on Pandora in Avatar.
On the left, the salt pans with their steel-colored squares in winter and pink or even fuchsia in summer, illuminate the skyline of Marsala.
The city of Trapani is closely linked to Erice and the boundaries between the two municipalities are now invisible because the people of Trapani, seeking homes in panoramic areas, have climbed higher up the mountain. The historic center of Trapani overlooks a port that has played a very important political and above all commercial role in the last two centuries. There are several monuments that recall the events of pirates, merchants and sailors.
The Pepoli Museum, near the sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna of Trapani, preserves artifacts, jewelry, corals and works of art that tell the story of Trapani and its inhabitants.