5th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi” in Sicily

This summer in Sicily there will be a nice international chess festival: the 5th "Terre degli Elimi". It will be one chess week in July never to be forgotten. Erice is a magic ancient place and in the afternoons you are free to visit places of incomparable beauty and charm as Segesta, the Egadi Islands, Zingaro, Scopello.

Erice in western Sicily (Italy) is 15 km away from 'airport "Vincenzo Florio" in Trapani (Ryanair Hub), is a true and proper tourist pearl of Sicily, located about 700 meters above sea level overlooking the sea and, this, from almost every corner you can enjoy breathtaking views and even see Mount Etna in the distance. To arrive in Erice, can reach Trapani by plane (airport Vincenzo Florio) with daily Ryanair flights offering connections from leading Italian and European airports at very cheap prices.

And all this without suffering from the summer sultriness thanks to the microclimate of the mountaintop!

Our partner hotel offers unbeatable prices:

- Stay in a single room for seven days costs 175 € per person!

- Stay in a double room for seven days costs € 135 per person!

- Stay in a triple room for seven days costs € 127 per person!

Our partner restaurant “La Pentolaccia” in Erice offers great meals of delicious Sicilian cuisine at only 10 € !!

We rent furnished apartments complete with everything for 4/6 people at unbeatable prices!

Write to Alessandro Monaco to webmaster@ericescacchi.it or contact him on facebook as “Alessandro Monaco”.

The Festival includes:

- a main tournament A Open of 9 rounds, for players rated >1800;

- a secondary B Open e B Open over 9 rounds too for players <1900 br="">
- a C Open over 7 rounds, for players < 1500.

The tournaments will be held July 19 to 25 in the halls of the Sales palace at Erice.

The Open A will be valid for international norms of FM, IM and GM. The total prize money will be more than 3500 €.

If you have never been to Erice this may finally be the right time! 

See you soon!


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