The origins of the city’s name derive from the mythological character Erix, son of Aphrodite and Bute. Return to the circuit of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Since 1963 it has been called Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, to draw the attention of the most qualified scholars of the world for the scientific treatment of problems that cover different sectors, from astronomy to chemistry from medicine to law. From Mount San Giuliano, on the heights of the city of Erice, it is possible to admire the beauty of the territory from above, which covers the city of Trapani and the Aegadian islands. Among the typical products of the local culinary tradition, to be tried certainly the Genoese, typical sweets of shortcrust pastry stuffed with cream and nibbles of Erice, royal pasta sweets filled with cedar jam liqueur.