Situated on a hill between Trapani and Mount Erice, it is a scenic place much loved as a holiday destination by the people of Trapani, both for its tranquillity and for the healthy air that you can breathe. The town has always been a flourishing agricultural centre, and if you explore the area you can discover stately villas and antique courtyards with sumptuous gardens among the green fields of olive trees and vines. Immersed in the green of the pine wood, the open theatre that was created out of a disused quarry comes to life during the summer season with important cultural plays. Reaching the coast road that meanders between rocky bays and small beaches, you come across the ancient Tonnara of Bonagia, whose tower houses a little fishing and tuna production museum. The history of the town is inextricably linked with that of Erice. Always a transit point for reaching the more famous Mount St. Julian, Valderice has witnessed all the dominations that have invaded the area. It seems that Virgil drew inspiration from the views that can be enjoyed from here in some of his descriptions in the Aeneid. The agricultural centre developed in the 18th century around the district of San Marco and Paperella. It became an autonomous municipality in 1955.
Local government offices: 1, Piazza Sandro Pertini, 91019 – Valderice (TP)
Telephone switchboard: 0923 892011