Giardini del Balio
Giardini del Balio
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,709 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Decent spot to find some shade, but not much of a breeze. Nice view around the perimeter. Fairly small.
Written 8 July 2023
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Anuj_Mithani
Mumbai, India3,876 contributions
Sep 2022
The Balio gardens, adjacent to the Castle of Venus, were built in English style by Conte Pepoli in 1872. Being a public garden, access is free. They are beautifully maintained with lush vegetation and provide a quiet spot to relax in the shade after exploring Erice.. You can admire a breathtaking view of Trapani and the salt pans from the belvedere.
Written 14 October 2022
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orrdin
New York883 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We almost didn’t make it this far into Erice but we did and not weee we glad we did - the views are simply spectacular. Do not miss goi g here and make sure to go to both sides of the garden.
Written 2 October 2022
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Marie V
Paris, France274 contributions
Jul 2021
A most beautiful place still nicer when the sun is going down in the early evening. A beautiful spot for pictures and a nice relaxing walk around the fortifications of the village of Erice.Wonderful views all around
Written 22 July 2021
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
Sep 2020
The gardens are quite small but they give you one of the most picturesque views in Erice. Totally worth it!
Written 14 October 2020
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel15,902 contributions
Sep 2019
Don't expect amazing gardens, but expect beautiful landscapes
Which is why you shouldn't miss this place in Erice, it would be a real Fomo.
You can reach the gardens by walking the narrow and special streets of this village and then eventually get there at the end of the village.
You may also go straight from the Cable car by taking the southern street boarding the village till its end.
You'll reach then 4 interesting places: these Gardens of Balio, the Castello del Balio o Pepoli, the Torretta Pepoli and last the Castello di Venere.
You'll have the opportunity to admire beautiful landscapes maybe up to hundred kilometers around.
Really beautiful and actually I believe this should be more the purpose of this trip than the village itself.
Written 23 March 2020
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Sally62
Northampton, UK5,221 contributions
Sep 2019
This pretty little shady garden next to the Castle of Venus is basically just pathways, busts, shrubs and a small child's playground but it is well-kept and there are several benches where you can sit and relax in the shade. The views from the edge of the garden are fantastic - over the Bay of Trapani and also of the castle and plain to the east. There is a small cafe which is open during the day.
Written 29 January 2020
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Julie M
Wellington, New Zealand850 contributions
Oct 2019
We walked around the historic town of Erice noting the landmarks, enjoying the history, the narrow ,cobbled streets, shuttered houses, and the discovery of each new feature on the map provided. A treasure hunt indeed. This tower had us baffled until we turned around and spied it. Another part of the history jigsaw in place.
Written 24 October 2019
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steve z
Nashville, TN903 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
A very interesting drive up with lots of hairpin turns. Careful of buses that usually beep their horns as they approach. A fantastic view on a clear day.
Written 17 September 2019
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Bill R
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,122 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Easily reached by a short walk from the town centre. Impressive views from the gardens over the surrounding countryside down to the coast.
Written 1 September 2019
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