What to see in San Vito lo Capo, itinerary including the main places of interest in the renowned seaside resort of Sicily, including the beach and sanctuary.
San Vito Lo Capo is a seaside village that overlooks the western coast of Sicily, at the end of the promontory of Capo San Vito, between the Gulf of Castellammare, which partly includes the Zingaro natural reserve in the east and the Gulf of Macari to the west.
Around the Sanctuary, built at the end of the fifteenth century incorporating the church of the previous era, dedicated to San Vito Martire, already documented in the fourteenth century, the first inhabited center arose during the eighteenth century.
In the middle of June the feast of San Vito is celebrated, in memory of the young martyr at the time of Diocletian, operator of great wonders who according to tradition sailed by sea from Mazara, together with his master Modesto and his nurse Crescenzia, landing in this place.
Every year, at sunset on June 15, boats leave the sea from the port of San Vito to welcome the boat that houses the young Vito, his master Modesto and his nurse Crescente.
After this festive moment, including the arrival of the Saint and his companions, a procession follows on the streets of the town.
This event marks the beginning of the summer season in San Vito Lo Capo, a town famous for its beautiful beach and transparent sea.