Sant’Elia is a picturesque seaside village in the municipality of Santa Flavia, Sicily. It is known for its enchanting little beaches, narrow streets with soft lighting, fishing boats and romantic dinners in the moonlight. Founded as a fishing village under an old tuna fishery, the village has preserved much of its original appearance and, walking through its streets, you can enjoy an authentic and suggestive atmosphere.
The inhabited centre is largely located on a promontory directly overlooking the sea, founded around the 17th century. Sant’Elia is overlooked by Solunto and all its history, and is also surrounded by the fascinating promontory of Capo Zafferano. The village is criss-crossed by the sea and there are two main points of interest: the Sant’Elia Palermo cove, where rocks provide a fairytale setting, and the Capo Zafferano promontory, at the top of which a cross rises, giving a spectacular view of the coastline. A small white house surrounded by the sea, with its classic sloping roof, makes the landscape even more evocative.
The village of Sant’Elia is a fascinating and authentic place, rich in history, art and culinary delights.