Activities and Sightseeing


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Zingaro oriented nature reserve

Lo Zingaro, the first reserve established in Sicily, has an area of 1650 hectares, a coastal strip of approximately 7 km, interspersed with numerous coves, and characterized by overhanging cliffs with a maximum height of 913 m. that quickly lead to the sea. The reserve enchants its visitors with its rugged beauty, intense colors in every season, white coves, dwarf palms, lush Mediterranean shrubs, wild olive trees, and carob trees. The coast alternates between high rock walls that sink into the blue, and inlets sloping gently towards the sea. The pebbly coves seen from the sea have the appearance of lighter niches, hollowed into the side of the dolomite rock walls. The underwater landscape is a continuous succession of colors and shapes.

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Monte Cofano oriented nature reserve

In the territory of Custonaci, the Reserve is surrounded by a crystal clear sea, and dominated by the imposing Monte Cofano, visible from the hamlets of Castelluzzo and Macari with its typical silhouette.
The promontory, 659 meters high, is in fact a dolomite massif dating back to the Jurassic period, covered in many parts by Mediterranean vegetation: dwarf palms and tufts of ampelodesmos.
The paths are very simple and easy to navigate. A largely coastal path allows you to go around the mountain completely in a maximum of two/three hours of pleasant walking, and then take a refreshing bath in its crystal clear waters.

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The Stagnone Reserve and the Saline

A lagoon dotted with salt pans and mills which take on magical colors and atmospheres at sunset. The salt pans are still one of the peculiarities of the Stagnone Reserve today, and can be visited, as can the imposing windmills that were and are used for pumping water and grinding salt.
The Stagnone is also a small paradise for ornithology enthusiasts. At certain times of the year, various species of migratory birds, such as wild ducks, herons, and white or pink flamingos, nest or stop here during their migrations. The Stagnone Reserve also hosts lush vegetation typical of Mediterranean salt marshes: dwarf palms, rushes, and glassworts.

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A medieval village that takes its name from Eryx, a mythological character, son of Aphrodite and Bute, killed by Heracles. Its origins are lost in even more remote times. In fact, according to historians, together with Segesta, Erice was the most important city of the Elymians, particularly it was the religious capital.
On the remains of the temple of Venus, in the 12th century the suggestive Castle of Venus was built by the Normans, which today represents one of the symbols of Erice.
Erice is today a village made up of alleys, who stay cool even during the summer, and with a very rich artisan and food tradition: ceramics, carpets woven with ancient looms, almond sweets, and Genoese cakes. Getting lost in its alleys is an extraordinarily evocative experience.

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Egadi Islands

The three islands, easily reachable from Trapani or on an excursion from San Vito lo Capo, have three completely different identities.
Favignana, which from above has the shape of a butterfly, is the largest. Its main features are the ancient factories of the Tonnara Florio, the remote fortress of Santa Caterina, the town square animated by islanders and tourists. And of course the old tuff quarries and the coves, with turquoise and transparent water, such as the beautiful Cala Rossa and Cala Azzurra.
Levanzo, the smallest, with its white houses, presents some of the oldest evidence of human presence in Sicily: the rock figures of men and animals, painted and graffitied on the walls of the Genovese Cave. Ideal for deep sea diving lovers due to the variety of seabeds and the hundreds of caves.
, the furthest and also the highest and rockiest, is a quiet island where you can spend your days by the seaside and along the paths surrounded by rich and varied vegetation. Due to its natural characteristics it has been defined as “the Pearl of the Mediterranean”

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Segesta Archaeological Park

Segesta impresses with the charm of its Doric temple and the evocative landscapes that can be enjoyed from the top of Monte Barbaro. The original nucleus of the city, founded by the Elymians with the aim of making it their political capital, dates back to 500-600 BC.
In addition to the temple, considered to be one of the best antique preservations, Segesta is famous for its evocative theater: built on the top of a hill and placed in an extraordinary position, it allows you to gaze out over the enchanting surrounding landscape, to glimpse Castellamare del Golfo (the main commercial port of the Elimi) on the horizon.
The theater, which dates back to the 2nd century BC, is still used today for classical and modern shows. It is worth mentioning those that take place at dawn during the summer.

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Famous for the majestic sea stacks that dominate the landscape, the ancient tuna fisheries, and the Saracen watchtower, Scopello offers visitors an enchanting landscape, recently used also by some famous film productions (Inspector Montalbano, Ocean’s Twelve, Makari, etc.) Scopello, despite being mostly a seaside destination, also offers a rich historical and cultural heritage, a splendid village of stone huts, and a perfect example of an 18th century “baglio”.
This term indicates the typical farmhouses of the local countryside which, especially between the 18th and 19th centuries, represented a true microcosm of which the landowner’s family and the farmers who worked his lands were part.
The Baglio di Scopello currently houses a bar, a restaurant, and some small shops selling artisanal products.

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An enchanting historic center populated by ancient baronial buildings, city walls and watchtowers. Trapani today is also an important reference point known throughout the world of sailing, and is called the “city between the two seas” as the coastal area to the north is on the Tyrrhenian Sea while the one to the west is by the Mediterranean Sea. The historic center offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy its splendid Baroque buildings, along with two of the most important arteries of the historic center: via Garibaldi and Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
The numerous churches are worth a visit, evidence of the Sicilian Gothic-religious architecture of the 14th century.
The Pepoli Museum, full of paintings and sculptures, but also of jewels and ceramics, testify to the technique achieved by the gold, wood, and above all coral artisans. And for those who don’t want to miss the charm of the sea that dominates the city, you can’t miss the small port and the fish market in the shadow of the seventeenth-century Ligny Tower, and the Aragonese castle standing in all its majesty.

Festival SiciliAmbiente

Cinema. Non-fiction. Music.
On the beach, by the shore.
July 15-20, 2024
San Vito lo Capo.

Le saline

A lagoon dotted with salt pans and mills which take on magical colors and atmospheres at sunset.

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