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Real Duomo, or Chiesa Matrice, or Assunta

Erice is a medieval walled town perched on top of Mt. San Giuliano. The locals call their town 'u Munti, the mountain.

 

It is often shrouded in mist, known as il velo di Venere (the veil of Venus). The cobbled streets are often slippery. They are handsomely paved with a characteristic pattern of differently-sized shiny stones.

 

This church is La Real Chiesa Matrice Insigne Collegiata, better known as Real Duomo or Duomo di Erice, 1314. It was built in 1312 by order of a grateful King Frederick III of Aragon, who found shelter in Erice during the Sicilian Vespers uprising (1282–1314).

 

The porch was added in 1426.

 

Erice, Sicily. 2018

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Taken on September 20, 2018