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San Vito lo Capo what to see on vacation

The most suggestive summer destination of all. Discover our guide on "San Vito lo Capo what to see" during the summer holidays!

Sanctuary of San Vito lo Capo

The most suggestive summer destination of all. Every year many people choose this place for their holidays and there are so many attractions that often you are spoiled for choice, so we decided to create this little guide: San Vito lo Capo what to see during the summer holidays. All you have to do is book your apartment and leave for this new journey!

Let's start by saying that the best time to come on holiday to San Vito is spring or summer. In spring you can breathe fresh air but the sun is always high and warm and manages to compensate for the cool wind. In summer everything is different. The days are very long and hot, taking a bath in the cool water that bathes the coast often becomes indispensable.

Summer is therefore the undisputed winner: the streets are teeming with people every day, there is an air of celebration, relaxation and fun, consequently, activities, things to do and events are really many. The last of your questions will be what to do in San Vito lo Capo!

What to see in San Vito lo Capo? Let's find out together

We have in the foreground the Sanctuary dedicated to San Vito Martire. It is located right in the center of the village, in the main square, and it is very relaxing to have an ice cream or a granita in the bars that you find on the main street, sit on the benches that welcome you in the square and stop to admire and imagine the history of this sanctuary. It was built in 300 AD and every year it has been made more and more beautiful by the pilgrims who left gifts and donations.

Together with the sanctuary it is possible to visit the museum that you find right next to the church. Inside there are various works of art and many of the gifts that pilgrims brought as a gift to the saint.

It is said that the town of San Vito lo Capo was born from this sanctuary! Read the article if you are curious to discover the legend that gave birth to San Vito.

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The town beach

Surely the beach is another of the unmissable attractions! It is 3 km long and almost 100 meters wide, the sand is golden and white, the sea instead is blue and crystalline.

There are many services: on the whole beach you can find many beaches to choose from and rent sun beds and umbrellas ; or you can choose to stop on the free beach and enjoy the sensation of lying directly on the sand. There are many bars and restaurants just a few meters from the beach where you can find everything you need.

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La Tonnara del Secco

If you want to visit San Vito lo Capo don't miss the Tonnara del Secco, you can also see it during an e-Bike excursion!

It is located about 3 km from San V ito lo Capo and is one of the most beautiful stops to discover the history of this magical country.

During the spring period the fishermen cast their nets a few meters from the coast and set to work to catch the big tuna that in that period traveled many of those waters.

The aristocrats, together with the guests, stopped on the terrace of the “Palazzotto” just to see the fishermen at work with the slaughter, a really beautiful and significant practice for the times in which it was done.

The last time those nets were used was in 1969, but still today the fishermen stop at this small glimpse to enjoy the view and relive the old days.

Today it is a very visited spot for swimming: the water is always clear and the seabed gives the sea shades of green and blue.

Paying a visit to the tonnara and diving where tuna fishing was done before, will take you with your mind to those times now belonging to the past.

But let's keep talking about what to visit in San Vito lo Capo.

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The Lighthouse

The lighthouse is one of the symbols of San Vito lo Capo and it is very easy to reach it by renting a bike or scooter. It was built around 1800 thanks to the Bourbon Kingdom, which had several lighthouses built along the coasts of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

The most important lighthouses in Sicily: its beam of light illuminates over 20 nautical miles and the red lights alert you to the presence of the rocky shoal that extends for 2 km from the coast. Many ships crashed on those coasts at the time of the Romans, Normans and Spaniards, but its presence prevented many other ships from crashing.

Really beautiful and very significant the importance of this lighthouse.

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Instead, what to see in San Vito lo Capo and surroundings?

Also in the vicinity of San Vito do not miss the beautiful Riserva dello Zingaro, a natural reserve of 7 km where you can go trekking or mountain biking with stops in its beautiful coves. Macari is also unmissable, a small ancient and fascinating seaside village, where you can enjoy full contact with nature without the noise of the city and with the truly beautiful sea.

Trapani and Palermo are the closest big cities, also absolutely worth visiting!

With the car rental you can visit all the destinations you want without stress.

If you can't wait to see all these suggestive and paradisiacal destinations, you can book an apartment and make these holidays unique!

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