San Vito Lo Capo Vacation
San Vito Lo Capo Vacation

San Vito Lo Capo

The crystal clear sea, the beaches, the fresh fish, the uncontaminated landscape, the excellent cuisine, the climate, the lush streets of flowers, the intense scents and panoramas have made San Vito Lo Capo one of the most sought holiday destinations.
You will see it with your eyes! We look forward to welcoming you to San Vito Lo Capo; You will be able to choose the structure you prefer from two-room apartments, holiday houses with garden, villas and villas with pool.
Just 45 km from Trapani and about 75 km from Palermo, San Vito Lo Capo extends over a shallow, quiet bay between the Zingaro and Cofano Nature Reserve.
San Vito Lo Capo, known as the "Pearl of the Coast", is not the only wonder to discover in this unspoiled stretch of the Western coast of Sicily. Only 3 km near by we meet Macari, which gives us romantic sunsets on the Gulf of Cofano, and Castelluzzo at 9 Km, whose cobblestone coves and the small beach contribute to magical scenery that will remain in the eyes of the tourist who will experience in San Vito Lo Capo a dream holiday. Our San Vito Lo Capo clients have always been fascinated.
For those who like to enjoy a more intense holiday, there is also the possibility of hiking and trekking to the Zingaro Reserve, visits to nearby archaeological sites of Segesta and Mothya (just to name a few), visits to the Egadi Islands, which overlook the harbor of Trapani, boat trips, sailing, diving courses etc ..

History of San Vito Lo Capo

From human presence in San Vito Lo Capo there are testimonies dating back to the year one thousand BC, thanks to some historical finds recovered within the many caves made in the cliffs of which the coast is rich. Other remains of ipogee burials dating to a later period confirm the presence of settlements of a definite nature. The story of San Vito Lo Capo is linked in any way to San Vito Martire, a young man who, in order to escape the rigours of the persecution ordered by Diocletian (303-304), and the anger of Father Ila and Prefect Valeriano, together with His master Modesto and Crescenzia (the nurse), goes off by sea from Mazara and helped by the winds finally arrives at Monte Erice (Capo Egritso for the Ancients). Here he began to spread the word of God among the people of the place, but later he also had to leave Capo Egitarso and resume, accompanied by the two educators, his wander that took him from Sicily to Campania and then to Lucania, doing several miracles . Vito died very young on June 15 of 299 AD. (Or 304 dC).
Faithful devotees to the Martyr Vito increased over the centuries and built a chapel that has been repeatedly revived over the centuries and transformed into the present Shrine-Fortress to protect the pilgrims who went there to worship the saint.

How San Vito Lo Capo was born

At the beginning of the 18th century the first houses began to appear all around the Shrine and towards the end of the same century around the church there was already a small nucleus of dwellings. Thus San Vito Lo Capo was born.

In the 18th century, San Vito Lo Capo was censured for the will of the Royal Government, which entrusted land to anyone who wanted to reclaim them, with the obligation to reside.

The jurisdiction of Erice, of which San Vito Lo Capo was part of, divided the territory into three distinct villages to be inhabited, thus was born San Vito Lo Capo, Macari and Castelluzzo. It took 150 years for San Vito Lo Capo to detach himself from Erice becoming autonomous municipility thanks to a 1952 regional Law. Thus, the municipality of San Vito Lo Capo was born with district villages of Macari and Castelluzzo.