San Vito Lo Capo, Sicily. How to get, what to see

03/07/2012

San Vito Lo Capo is a little country situated in the north-west of Sicily, one of two major italian islands.

For getting there you may land in Trapani and rent a car in the airoport.
There are some important rental companies such as EuropCar, Avis, Hertz.

I would like to add the link below about the rental company in Trapani Airport:
http://www.airgest.it/da-per-aeroporto-autonoleggio-trapani.asp

San Vito is not so far from Trapani Airport, only 50 minutes by car.

Where to stay for your holidays?

There are some different solutions: you may rent an apartment, book a room in a hotel or in a bed & breakfast. I have chosen the last solution,due to the money saving.
I would like to suggest you Trigrana B&B.
It’s situated only 5 km from San Vito and the breakfast is superb!

What can you see?

Absolutely the stunning beach and the transparent warm sea!
You may park the car in a free parking near the beach (there are some indications about this) and then, if you want to, there is a shuttle that, two time per hour, brings the people close to the beach.
By foot is not far as well.

Near San Vito there are few fantastic places that you should not miss.
The ‘Riserva dello Zingaro’ is one of those. From San Vito to Scopello, seven kilometers through the coast. The landscape is breathtaking and, long the path you will find various charming beaches (with stones not sand).

riserva dello zingaro

It is possible to walk inside the reserve with children too, but, generally, the people stop at the first or second beach. The warmth, the sun and the long paths might be heavy for them.
Be carefull! Before the excursion beginning , take a lot of water, hat, high protection cream and it’s better if you have a pair of sneakers.


I would like to add the link of the reserve: http://www.riservazingaro.it/index.php?lang=en&Itemid=285
Price for person: 3 eur for adult – children until 10 years free.

Another advisable excursion could be Favignana Island. It’s the biggest among Egadi Islands and perhaps the most beautiful.

Indeed, it would be better to spend there some days, but if you have no time to do that, a day in Favignana is sufficient for visiting some beaches and strolling around the little centre (maybe sipping a ‘granita al gelsomino or gelso nero).
For getting there you can go to Trapani’s port. You may leave the car in a big parking close to Palazzetto dello Sport (follow the indication). Then you may walk until the port (20 minutes) or take the coach number 2. The stop is close to the parking but on the other side of the street.

Ustica Lines and Siremar are the companies for reaching Favignana.

For prices and timetable you may visit their sites:
http://www.usticalines.it/
http://www.siremar.it/
It’s better to book in advance if you want take the first trip of the day, because it’s always crowded.
On the island it’s necessary to rent a bike, scooter or car. You will find what you want, all near the port.
In Favignana there is only one real beach: Lido Burrone, nothing of special.

Cala Azzurra (stones and sand) is the best place of island. The sea is spectacular and the sand is like talcum powder. The beach is little and often crowded…it’s a pity…
Cala Rossa, is another fantastic place, but unfotunately, only stones!.
There are others beatiful places on the island, but if you have only one day, i would suggest you to see those places and to do a panoramic trip around the island. Nothing else.

My favorite excursion of all is ‘ The faraglioni of Scopello’.
Mesmerising landscape!
Scopello is only 38 km far from San Vito, and close to the beach there is the parking. The price is 1 eur per hour or 5/6 eur for all the day.

scopello faraglioni

For reaching the beach (it’s a way of saying because there is no sand but only cement) you may go straight on the main street and then take the path on the right. Here you may pay the ticket (3 eur per person, children until 10 years free), and get off until the sea.

There are some free deckchairs and a little shadow. In my opinion, it’s impossible to stay there all the day, mostly with children. My son had fun during the time in Scopello, but hot sun and cement are a explosive mix. Therefore this place isn’t the best  for nobody who wants to really chill out. 2/3 hours are perfect, no more.

And don’t forget to visit the little village of Scopello…very nice…mostly for a romantic night!

The last excursion that i have done during my trip in Sicily is Erice.
It’s a cute little country lays on Giuliano’s Mountain. The historical center is full of little lanes and i would like to suggest you to stroll slowly in Erice, just having relax.

There are two things that you should not  miss: to taste its typical sweets (such as Genovese with cream) and  to enjoy the gorgeous view from the castle to the coast. If the night is clear you are able to see Egadi Islands on one side and Palermo with Castellammare’s Gulf on the other side. Spectacular!

I hope this travel’s diary is useful for all the foreigner people that decide to visit this little part of Italy.

2 Comments

  1. Laura ha detto:

    Grazie Claudina.
    L'ho fatto leggere alla mia teacher che mi ha corretto alcune cose…perchè, mi spiegava, un conto è la forma parlata ed un conto è la forma scritta….quanto ho ancora da imparare…pero' questa è una splendida palestra!
    PS se vedi qualche mistake dimmelo!
    Ciao.

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