San Vito Lo Capo

One of the most beautiful beaches of Sicily

San Vito Lo Capo, a Sicilian town on the north-western coast, is one of the most popular seaside villages for tourists and travelers visiting the province of Trapani. Ancient Saracen fortress, San Vito Lo Capo is today the undisputed capital of the island's seaside tourism. Nearly three kilometers of golden beach, restaurants, hotels, pubs and programmed excursions are just some of the attractions that San Vito offers its visitors. For those who love horse riding or trekking, you will be spoiled for choice. There are numerous riding schools and expert guides who assure relaxing rides among the "sanvitesi" campaigns invaded by the sun and daisies. It is also possible to walk to Monte Monaco (532 meters), from whose peak you can enjoy a unique and breathtaking landscape that ranges from Zingaro Reserve to the Gulf of Castellamare.

View from above - San Vito Lo Capo

View from above - San Vito Lo Capo (Source: theavoae - CC BY 2.0)

How to reach San Vito Lo Capo

By plane

The seaside village of San Vito Lo Capo is located right in the middle between the "Falcone e Borsellino" airports of Palermo-Punta Raisi and the "Vincenzo Florio" of Trapani-Birgi. Both airports are in fact about 100 km away, just over 1 hour by car. From Palermo airport to San Vito Lo Capo, by car, you can book a transfer service that will pick you up at the arrivals and leave you at the address you want, on our portal you will find the best drivers in the area. By bus, the company Autolinee Segesta has direct connections between Palermo Airport and the Municipality of Trapani. The Segesta ticket office at the Palermo airport is located in the Arrivals Hall. The counter is open every day. Reached the capital Trapanese the buses of the Sicilian Transport Company they will take you directly to San Vito Lo Capo. For info and reservations, see the websites of the transport companies. From Trapani-Birgi airport to San Vito Lo Capo, by car it is always convenient to book a transfer service, on our site you will always find the best drivers in the area. By bus, direct connections between the Trapani airport and the town of San Vito Lo Capo are made daily by the Azienda Siciliana Trasporti .

By car

The town of San Vito lo Capo is located in a strategic place and well connected to the main towns of western Sicily, in particular Trapani and Palermo. From Trapani (city and port) it is possible to reach San Vito with several alternative routes. The shortest (and suggestive) route passes through the coastal itinerary that leads directly from the seafront of Trapani-Erice to San Vito (through the provincial roads 20 and 18). From Trapani (airport) is instead advisable to take the highway (no toll) towards Trapani, then follow the signs to Valderice through the provincial road 187 (which joins after about 15 km with the SP 16 for San Vito lo Capo). From Palermo (city, port and airport) the town of San Vito is 109 km away and takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes. The shortest route is via the A29 motorway towards Trapani (no toll), Castellamare del Golfo exit (about 50 km). Continue on the SS187 until San Vito.

By ship or by ferry

Reaching the locality of San Vito Lo Capo by ferry is a recommended choice, especially during the summer. From Italy the fastest (and recommended) destination for "Santu Vitu" (in Sicilian dialect) is the port of Palermo, connected directly to the cities of Genoa, Naples, Salerno, Livorno, Civitavecchia and Cagliari. Among the companies that perform the service: Tirrenia, Grandi Navi Veloci and Grimaldi Group.

How to move to San Vito Lo Capo

On foot, by bike or by scooter are definitely the recommended choices. Getting around San Vito Lo Capo is in fact very simple: the village is rather small and flat and its beach is practically attached in the historical center. For lovers of two-wheels recommended the bicycle, which is definitely the best way to get around San Vito, especially if you love beautiful walks between the sea and the hills. Expected on seafront services rental of bicycles and scooters for a fee.

Not to be missed in San Vito Lo Capo

The Mediterranean village of San Vito hosts the Cous Cous Festival every year at the end of September. The Cous Cous Fest is in fact a veritable feast of flavors and civilization, which celebrates the cous cous, true dish of peace and integration among peoples, which for decades has also represented one of the culinary excellence of Trapanese on the international stage. Now in its twentieth edition (in 2017), the Festival offers visitors during the course of the day: couscous competitions among chefs from different countries; cooking show; tastings and talk shows. During the evening, instead, space for music, dances and live concerts with national artists and internationals that alternate from the stage for a show (free), in one of the most evocative of Sicily.