The Goddess’ View

If you were to build a temple to the Goddess of Love, wouldn’t it have a view like this? From Erice’s Castello di Venere, where there once was a Temple to Venus, the views of the Tyrrhenian Sea (Mare Tirreno) and Monte Cofano are stupendous. I’m seduced by the view, how about you?

Castle of Love

Erice boasts a 12th century castle—Il Castello di Venere or the Castle of Venus—that was built on top of an ancient Roman temple dedicated to the goddess of love. However, before the Roman iteration and the still standing current Norman castle, centuries before, the site was dedicated to the ancient Elimi tribe’s mother goddess of…