On the slopes of Monte Monaco, in a bay framed by a sea that looks Caribbean, there is a small town in the province of Trapani that is now known all over the world: San Vito Lo Capo.
There are fewer than 5000 inhabitants in “San Vitu” and yet when you think of Sicily, it is absolutely one of the first destinations that comes to mind.
Because it is located in the middle of two lush reserves (Riserva dello Zingaro and Riserva del Monte Cofano) that have led this village to be recognised as a small, unspoilt paradise on earth.
The promontory of fine white sand covers the coast from side to side.
In the 14th century, the first building was erected, a small chapel dedicated to San Vito martyr of the sick. It is said that so many miracles were performed here that a fortification had to be erected because of the pilgrimages.
Today, San Vito Lo Capo is also famous for the Cous Cous Fest held in September, which creates a very strong attraction for the town. A cultural and food and wine festival that focuses on the aromas and flavours of the Mediterranean.