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San Vito Lo CapoItaly

With its white sandy beaches, nature reserves, wildlife and relaxed feel, this pretty town at the northern tip of Sicily is a great place to unwind.   

The crowning jewel of San Vito Lo Capo is the pristine 2-mile (3-kilometer) beach that curves its way around the bay in front of the town. Away from the water, there is a historic church and beautiful countryside to explore.

Go to the beach and relax on the soft, fine sand. Get out on the water on a sailing boat, canoe or windsurfing board. They can be rented at the harbor at the end of the beach. Several diving schools operate from here and organize trips and lessons for novice and experienced divers.

Go for a stroll to the lighthouse at the tip of the gulf. The building is a symbol of the town and has changed little since its founding in 1854.

Stretch your legs still further by exploring the two nature reserves that border San Vito Lo Capo. Hike the network of paths through the Zingaro Nature Reserve along the eastern side of the Capo San Vito peninsula. Look out for such animals as eagles, owls, porcupines, vipers and horned snakes. At the Monte Cofano Reserve to the west of the town, find small secluded coves, caves that once sheltered prehistoric peoples and a 16th-century watchtower. There is also a long path for hiking and mountain biking.

When you come back to San Vito Lo Capo, walk through the narrow lanes of whitewashed houses to find St. Vito Sanctuary. The church's origins lie in the fourth century when it was a small chapel dedicated to St. Vitus who was a Sicilian born martyr. Subsequent reconstructions gave it a fortress-like appearance to protect it from pirate attacks.

End your day in San Vito Lo Capo enjoying the fantastic food on offer in various waterfront restaurants. Try local specialties such as fish couscous and Pani Cunzatu. This is fresh bread stuffed with cheese, tomatoes and anchovies.

Reach San Vito Lo Capo by driving along the scenic road that connects it to Palermo and Trapani. Alternatively, use the regular bus service from both these cities.

Top Hotels in San Vito Lo Capo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Villaggio Cala Mancina
Villaggio Cala Mancina
4 out of 5
Via Eboli, 29, San Vito Lo Capo, TP
The price is NT$4,387 per night

Situated in San Vito Lo Capo, this beach residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mother Church and San Vito Lo Capo Beach. Sanctuary Square and Spiaggia Attrezzata ...

3.9/5Good! (188 reviews)

"The property was quite large, the staff quite friendly, good swimming pool and close to beach"…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/2

Villaggio Cala Mancina
Hotel Sikania
Hotel Sikania
3 out of 5
Via Generale Arimondi 128, San Vito Lo Capo, TP
The price is NT$2,784 per night

Nestled on the beach, this San Vito Lo Capo hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sanctuary Square and San Vito Lo Capo Beach. Spiaggia Attrezzata per disabili ...

4.3/5Excellent! (65 reviews)

"Great location and friendly servics"…"

Reviewed on 2019/6/29

Hotel Sikania
Camping La Pineta
Camping La Pineta
4 out of 5
Via Del Secco 90, San Vito Lo Capo, TP
The price is NT$2,829 per night

This family-friendly San Vito Lo Capo campground is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Spiaggia Attrezzata per disabili and San Vito Lo Capo Beach. ...

3.9/5Good! (70 reviews)

"The pool was large, and safe.. Plenty of sun beds. The bungalows were just what we needed for 2 families, 4 Adults, 6 children, and 2 dogs. Great access to the beach and town."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/24

Camping La Pineta

Popular places to visit in San Vito Lo Capo

Zingaro Nature Reserve
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Zingaro Nature Reserve

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Zingaro Nature Reserve, a popular green space in San Vito Lo Capo. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo
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Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo during your trip to San Vito Lo Capo? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Mother Church
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Mother Church

Find out about the history of San Vito Lo Capo when you take a trip to Mother Church. Wander the seaside and beaches in this quaint area.

Tonnara of Scopello
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Tonnara of Scopello

4.5/5(3 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Scopello with a visit to Tonnara of Scopello. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Trapani-Erice Cable Car Valley Station
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Trapani-Erice Cable Car Valley Station

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Trapani-Erice Cable Car Valley Station during your stay in Casa Santa. Wander the seaside and beaches in the area.

Castellammare del Golfo Beach
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Castellammare del Golfo Beach

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Castellammare del Golfo Beach during your travels in Castellammare del Golfo? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Reviews of San Vito Lo Capo


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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 18, 2019

Mio Mercato supermarket has excellent food and good prices. Local hiking not far from hotel. Erice is 30 min away. Trapani about an hour. Our visits (3) to San Vito in October afforded us with great weather for hiking and swimming. English spoken

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Jun 24, 2019

We loved San Vito lo Capo which is where we moved to. This hotel is NOT in San Vito.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 31, 2019

The nature reserve was breathtaking

Cities near San Vito Lo Capo

Zingaro Beach featuring swimming, a beach and a bay or harbor


Castellammare del Golfo featuring a coastal town and general coastal views

Castellammare del Golfo