5 travel tips in San Vito lo Capo
5 travel tips in San Vito lo Capo
5 travel tips in San Vito lo Capo

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5 travel tips in San Vito lo Capo

 

5 TRAVEL TIPS IN SAN VITO LO CAPO

 

Written by Luca Sciacchitano

 


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Until the second half of the last century, the economy of San Vito lo Capo was mainly based on fishing, so much so that, even today, an old abandoned trap decorates a small and suggestive stretch of coast.

It was the self-awareness of oneīs own beauties, the increasing ease in tourist travel as well as a well-chosen mix of territorial marketing that transformed what was a seafaring community into a real widespread tourist village, literally stormed every year by hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Added to this are the various awards that the beach of San Vito Lo Capo receives every year, such as the prestigious Blue Flag award or the nomination in the top ten among the best beaches in Italy and Europe.

In San Vito Lo Capo you literally do not sleep, also thanks to a lively nightlife that contrasts with the days tailor-made for families with children. There is no shortage of leisure and entertainment in San Vito lo Capo and we would like to point out the 5 things that you absolutely cannot miss during your holiday in San Vito lo Capo.

1) A SELFIE AT THE BELVEDERE DI SANTA MARGHERITA AND IN MAKARI

Just before arriving in San Vito Lo Capo there is a pitch from which you can admire one of the most fascinating views of the province of Trapani: the belvedere over the Bay of Santa Margherita.
Immediately after the Castelluzzo straight, past Makari, on the left you will find this little jewel of nature. A little further on, if you love little sandy beaches, the hamlet of Makari offers its visitors a rocky and jagged coast, full of small coves, where it is possible to swim. Also here, at the gates of San Vito Lo Capo, it is possible to stop in front of the small chapel of Santa Crescenzia.



2) A WALK TO THE PORCH

To leave all worries behind, the advice almost always given is to take a walk. What better place, then, if not the small port of San Vito lo Capo. A sensory experience, especially of sight, because the view focuses on the great and imposing figure of Monte Monaco. But also olfactory, with the smell of the sea chasing the lapping of the waves on the rocks below. More hikers can even reach the lighthouse, the symbol of San Vito Lo Capo, which gives its best at sunset.



3) VISIT TO THE TONNARA DEL SECCO

We mentioned it before and now letīs go deeper. During its migrations in the Mediterranean, the tuna finds itself passing along the whole Trapani coast. This is the reason why several traps, in ancient times, had sprung up along these migratory routes. Undoubtedly the most famous and productive was that of the Florio family, on the island of Favignana. But also all the other neighboring towns had their own trap to exploit this fish manna that periodically arrived from the sea.
The trap of San Vito lo Capo is located outside the city, at a point where the water was low and therefore the expenditure in terms of networks, less expensive. It came into operation in 1412 and remained in business until 1965 when it was forced to close following a drop in production.
Unfortunately today it is an abandoned ruin that can only be visited externally. Nevertheless, a small visit, even to contemplate the remains of a vanished industrial past, may be worthwhile.


 

4) VISIT TO THE ZINGARO RESERVE

Between San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo extends the Zingaro Nature Reserve, an earthly paradise of extraordinary beauty. Seven kilometers long, various species of birds of prey live and nest in the reserve. Along the paths, the vegetation is rich and luxuriant thanks to the presence of olive trees, almond trees, carob trees and huge expanses of dwarf palms and orchids. There are many things to visit: from the coves with boat excursions to the five small museums that dot it: the Museum of Manna, the Museum of the woven, the Museum of Rural Life, the Museum of Maritime Activities and the Museum Naturalistic.



5) TASTING OF TYPICAL SPECIALTIES

A column of travel tips in Sicily cannot fail to end with the best advice of all: eat and drink!
Being a seaside place, we obviously recommend tasting our fresh fish and the famous cous cous. What was a simple poor dish, made with semolina and soaked in fish broth, couscous has become the symbol of an entire territory that has been able to transform it into a real business. Every September, in fact, an international festival is dedicated to cous cous with concerts, cooking shows, exhibition villages. Cultures and peoples of the Mediterranean meet under the banner of taste and good food.
And after lunch you cannot miss the "caldofreddo", another typical local delight. A soft brioche soaked in liqueur is placed inside a large decorated ceramic bowl with whipped cream on top, ice cream of your favorite flavor, melted chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. A calorie bomb!
But in Sicily, the real heroes are those who manage to go on a diet.







 


 

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