San Vito lo Capo Things to Do

  • The coast of Zingaro reserve
    The coast of Zingaro reserve
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  • A piece of paradise...
    A piece of paradise...
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  • ...blue and green and blue again...
    ...blue and green and blue again...
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    A visit to paradisiac beaches...Zingaro reserve

    by papito1981 Written Nov 30, 2011

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    The coast of Zingaro reserve
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    The perfect place where to have a taste of sea and mountain in few kilometers...in the "Riserva dello Zingaro" it's just possible to walk: great paths, view and...5 wonderful beaches!

    but...pics speak more than words!

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    Cous Cous Festival in San Vito lo Capo

    by papito1981 Written Nov 30, 2011

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    Cous Cous competition...who will win?
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    The "Cous Cous Fest" is a huge cultural and culinary event that takes place in San Vito lo Capo at the end of September. Here, chefs from all countries, which consumes the traditional cous cous, come to cook cous cous in many different ways and there are many events lasting for the whole festival, about one entire week.

    It's a great opportunity to 'live'...and try many different types of cous cous!

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  • Erice

    by jdbirch Written Jul 19, 2009

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    Erice is a mountain top town about 45 minutes from San Vito. It is a medieval town and a United Nations Heritage Site (a VERY GOOD recommendation in my experience) Walled city, you park outside and walk. NOT suitable for anyone hobbled by injury or age - you should be able to walk two kilometers with mild inclines. Streets are cobblestone and slippery. Stores should be stopped in and experienced - local products, that hard to find tuna roe (I'm not kidding, buy some), local wines (ask for a taste!), Maria's bakery has cannoli to make you weep and is reputed to have the best marzipan in the world (since I hate the stuff...)
    The Norman fortress is a sight, the view to the north from the fortress is on every postcard. Allow extra time for walking around - at least four hours.

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    • Castles and Palaces
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  • Erice

    by jdbirch Written Jul 19, 2009

    Erice is a mountain top town about 45 minutes from San Vito. It is a medieval town and a United Nations Heritage Site (a VERY GOOD recommendation in my experience) Walled city, you park outside and walk. NOT suitable for anyone hobbled by injury or age - you should be able to walk two kilometers with mild inclines. Streets are cobblestone and slippery. Stores should be stopped in and experienced - local products, that hard to find tuna roe (I'm not kidding, buy some), local wines (ask for a taste!), Maria's bakery has cannoli to make you weep and is reputed to have the best marzipan in the world (since I hate the stuff...)
    The Norman fortress is a sight, the view to the north from the fortress is on every postcard. Allow extra time for walking around - at least four hours.

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  • agrigento

    by jdbirch Written Jul 19, 2009

    We arranged with a tour company to take us to Agrigento via bus. $500 for a dozen of us. We met Marco, an archaeologist, there for a tour of 3 of the temples. He knew his stuff! Trip was a couple of hours, tour a couple of hours, then we had some lunch. This is the best preserved Greek temple of them all, so you should see it.

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  • Zagaro Preserve Boat trip

    by jdbirch Written Jul 19, 2009

    2 or 3 boats leave from the harbor at San Vito for a slow trip along the east coast of the peninsula. They stop in 3 places to swim. They DO NOT visit the shore. You get some crackers and cheap wine for a snack (free). Cost is 10 Euros/per person for 3-4 hours if I remember right. I was told by the agent that the boat was "sold out", but walked up and handed over my money.

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    Zingaro wildlife reserve

    by juzz Written Aug 4, 2008

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    The first beach from the path to reach it

    In italian it's Riserva naturale dello "Zingaro", where zingaro means gipsy. It's a beautiful area with really wonderful little beaches. It has two entrances one (the smaller one, they say) it's from San Vito lo Capo and the other one is from Scopello, but I didn't see it. From San Vito it takes about 30 minutes by car and the road is a little winding and when you arrive you have to leave the car in a not very big parking (if you're not lucky with parking you should go there early enough to find some place for your car).
    You can reach the small beaches walking, the first one (the only one I saw) is 10 minutes walking, we didn't have time to go to the next ones but that one was really beautiful enough!! If you like walking, anyway, let me know how the other beaches are (and take pictures of course!)
    In the morning there is a very little shade at the first beach and if you can't get your place in it, you may find useful to have a beach umbrella with you.
    The only place where to buy something to eat is at the parking.

    Entrance fee:
    3 euros
    2 euros up to 14 years old people
    for free over 65 and under 10

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    Walk to the port and meet a fisherman

    by jeffmartinartist Written May 27, 2005

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    When the beach is crowded or you have had to much sun and want to do something different, wander down to the port where you can meet some locals and practise your Sicilian.

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