San Vito Lo Capo is a small resort town (commune) situated in the North-West of Sicily, with crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian sea in the province of Trapani (32 km from Trapani centre).
San Vito Lo Capo is especially popular among Italians, who come here to spend their holidays. The Italians in the town, you can also find a considerable number of Europeans from other countries, but Russian tourists we met not so often.
The main feature of the resort for which the city received its title of "Best resort of Sicily", is its long sandy beach, which is considered one of the best and fashionable in Sicily and is recognized as one of the best not only in Italy but also in Europe.
For San Vito Lo Capo as his "paint", try to understand in this article!
The small town of San Vito, located in the valley between picturesque mountains, really very beautiful and may embody pink dream tourist. Here narrow streets, low, high, three stories, buildings, and beach, with amazing turquoise water color, so harmoniously combined with white sand. And the smells of culinary delights wafting from the many cafés and restaurants are forced to worsen the sense of smell.
The Beach Of San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily
For the first time being on the beach of San Vito can't help wondering: "not the Caribbean is it?". And indeed, the beauty and transparency of the waters are simply mesmerizing, and it may remind you of the azure warm waters of the Caribbean.
Public city beach in San Vito Lo Capo (Beach of San Vito Lo Capo) is located directly within the boundaries of the resort, in the middle of it, or is it the resort is located near the beach)).
The beach of San Vito is quite long and wide, well equipped. On the beach: wooden decks, water sports, medical facilities, rescue rigs, lockers, toilets and showers. Toilets and showers paid: WC - 1 EUR; outdoor shower on the beach: cold 1 Euro (2/3 minutes), hot - 3 euros (about three minutes); indoor shower in the room - 2 Euro (3 minutes), shower foot rest - 0.50 Euro. Natural shade on the beach there, so, in order to shelter from the sun's rays, you can rent sun loungers and parasols. The cost of 2 sunbeds and parasol is 15 euros/day.
On the beach and fine sand of light color. The beach is cleaned regularly, sand dub. Sea water is clean and clear, the sea is flat, without holes and underwater currents, the depth comes gradually, at the bottom of the sand.
Delights of the beach gives a majestic mountain Monaco (Monte Monaco) surround the beach from its North side. On the mountain you can climb, breaking the way at 5.5 miles. There, with the top of the mountain, offers stunning views of San Vito Lo Capo and the surrounding area. Read more about the climb on Monte Monaco, you can read and see pictures in the article "climbing the mountain of Monte Monaco and gorgeous views of San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily".
It was the advantages of the beach of San Vito, and now for the cons
The only drawback of the beach of San Vito Lo Capo is a huge number of tourists in the high season, in July - August months on the beach is not overcrowded. From the large number of tourists flows and a second negative - the rubbish left by the man, quite naturally, the more people, the more dirty. Garbage found on the beach and in the sea.
In the first half of September the number of tourists decreases and it becomes more purely and freely.
The Seafront Of San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily
Above the beach runs a narrow embankment, part of which is pedestrian. On the waterfront souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants.
Here you can rent bicycles, both individual and family, designed for 4-6 people.
- 3-star hotel Egitarso Sul Mare features a sun terrace and a private stretch of beach. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Some rooms also have a balcony with sea views. Every morning, a varied Breakfast buffet with cheeses, cold meats and croissants. The restaurant, open at lunch and dinner, specializiruetsya on the Sicilian cuisine.
The busiest part of the beach, and therefore the waterfront, located in the southern part. Here works a daily outdoor market where they sell beach goods, Souvenirs and other every-things.
A small green square, as well as an abundance of eateries, cafes and restaurants.
The coast beyond the beach of San Vito Lo Capo
The coast beyond the beach is wild and not suitable for a beach holiday.
If moving to the North side of Monte Monaco, here at the foot of the mountains, mostly rocky coastline, on the trail, rocks and tough soil, there are several historic monuments as well as garbage and poop)). Will be going in this direction, you are advised to wear the shoes as easily to the thorn in the foot.
Moving South from the beach, you will meet a small Marina, which is situated basketball, football and volleyball courts and a diving center.
In port, rocky coast. The water is clean and transparent. Here, too, are swimming.
Street Via Faro, which is a tiny fish market.
Public walled garden, which houses a Playground and a historic monument Torrazzo. Near the cemetery, and Parking.
Proceeding along the street of Via Faro then goes to the lighthouse Il Faro (Faro Capo San Vito), which is clearly visible from the beach, and wild public beach Cala Rossa. Cala Rossa is also a nature Park near San Vito.
San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily: streets, sights and shops
Narrow streets lined with traditional low buildings are characteristic of architecture, bring its own flavor.
The city's main artery is Via Savoi, part of which is completely pedestrian. On the street of bars and restaurants, souvenir shops and small shops.
The main landmark of San Vito stands the Catholic Church - the Sanctuary of San Vito (Sanctuary of San Vito), located in the same street, close to the beach.
Externally, the Church is very simple, the interior is also simple, but interesting.
Near the Church a small square, around which the abundance of cafes and restaurants. It is the touristic centre of San Vito. Sometimes in the square concerts and festive events.
Tonight San Vito comes alive on walk of numerous vacationers and locals. From cafes and restaurants, hear the sounds of music, people walk, relax and have fun. Serene evening in San Vito, nevertheless, beautiful in its own way, is in all this a certain charm, so harmoniously combined with unobtrusive simplicity and at the same time emotional comfort.
From the street Via Savoi depart minor, but no less charming streets. The farther from the center, the streets become more desert.
The Attractions Of San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily
- a small chapel Cappella di Santa Crescenzia, absorbed Arabic, Norman and Gothic motifs. The chapel is a striking example of the architecture of these places of the end of XVI - beginning of XVI centuries. Located at the entrance to the city.
From the chapel you can walk to the coast to see all the wildness and savagery of Sicilian rocky nature.
- in the vicinity of San Vito there are two national Park reserve: a national Park Lo Zingaro (Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro) and nature reserve of Monte Cofano (Cofano Monte). To see the data reserves need to rent a car or purchase an excursion.
Shops in San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily
Small shops are on the streets of the city center.
Large supermarket, where I love to shop like the locals and tourists - Mio mercato superstore, located at the address: Strada Provinciale 16, 5, 91010 San Vito lo capo TP, Italy. From the center of San Vito, about a mile, easy walk.
Supermarket is quite large, you can buy any products ranging from ready meals, fruit and vegetables to cheeses, sausages, meats, dairy products and household articles.
Although the stores good choice of fruit and their cost is attractive, but the fruits and vegetables we would still recommend to buy it on the streets. Sell them from these small machines-vans. Here the fruit is more ripe, juicy and delicious. In September is delicious grapes, especially white peaches, nectarines, plums of different colors and sizes, fruit of cactus, melon with lemon and watermelons.
Where to stay in San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily
Locations in San Vito abound. There are hotels and apartments, budget guest houses and some hostels, located on the first line, close to the beach, and more remotely from such. The town is small, it is easy to get around on foot, so whatever the means of accommodation and wherever you choose, in any case, all main tourist sites are within walking distance.
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How to reach San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily
In the city there is no airport, the nearest are in Trapani and Palermo. In these cities most often visited by tourists wishing to spend their holidays in San Vito and the surrounding area. Cheap plane tickets can be viewed here.
Taxi and private car
In Sicily it is easiest to travel by private car. Your car rental.
To get to San Vito from the airport (as well as from the center) faster, easier and more comfortable by taxi. To order a taxi/Shuttle service in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details.
The bus from Trapani to San Vito Lo Capo
Buses in San Vito walk from the centre of Trapani, from the airport direct bus no path through the center of Trapani.
The beginning of a journey in Trapani-Porto (TRAPANI-PORTO), bus stop near the ferry terminal, in Via Ammiraglio Staiti.
The end in the beginning of the street Via Pier Santi Mattarella, near the beach of San Vito.
In a way, about 1 hour 20 to 1 hour 30 minutes. The fare of 4.60 euros one way. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the bus from the driver. The carriage carries the company AST. On the official website in the menu click on "Linee e orari", then set the necessary parameters.
The photo is an example of the bus schedule. Attention! The schedule may change, please check before you travel!
Buses from Palermo to San Vito Lo Capo
In Palermo, the situation is somewhat worse. From the centre of Palermo departs daily only a few buses, and on weekends and holidays and less. The carriage carries the company Autoservizi RUSSO. Buses run 3-2 times a day, depending on the day of the week, Sundays in summer, 1 time per day, winter - bus no. The schedule varies depending on the time of year and day of the week, so before the trip to clarify.
If direct bus from Palermo to San Vito or back to desired time or date - no, you can always reached from Trapani by train or bus.
By railway transfers, travel time from 4 hours and 20 minutes, ticket price € 11,30. Trenitalia.
Easier, faster and cheaper to travel by bus. Bus stop in the same Trapani (TRAPANI-PORTO), tickets can be purchased at biglietterie across the street, opposite the bus stop. You and the driver (the cost is the same), but in the high holiday season, it is likely not to get on the bus, as the first to be accepted for carriage advance ticket holders and people at our visit there were so many, half, and remained at the bus stop. The cost of a ticket Trapani - Palermo - 8,60 euros.
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