La Torre Normanna at Altavilla Milicia.
The crumbling, probably 14th century, coastal warning tower at Isola delle Femmine reminds us of the legends of how this island got its name. There are three theories that I learned from the locals of the mainland town by the same name: in the 16th century, it was a women’s prison, in the 19th century,…
Sunset over Isola delle Femmine.
The exterior of Erice’s Chiesa Matrice, or Mother Church, is modest, yet elegant. Built during Norman times in 1314, its bell tower is detached because its primary purpose was to be a lookout tower to spot potential invaders.