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Come to San Vito

San Vito Lo Capo and its history

Born as a fishing village, protected from storms thanks to a sweet gulf, today San Vito Lo Capo is one of the most famous Sicilian beaches, able to thrill for the clarity of the waters and the picturesque setting of the gulf that surrounds it. Located on a promontory, between the Zingaro Nature Reserve and Mount Cofano Nature Reserve, the village of San Vito Lo Capo developed originally as a resting place for pilgrims who came here to worship San Vito Martire. The Chapel of Santa Crescenza, linked to the village, is also linked to the cult of San Vito. It is said that it was built in the place where a landslide killed Crescenza, the saint's nurse. In recent years, San Vito Lo Capo has grown thanks to summer tourism, with restaurants and accommodation facilities, but, until not long ago, the country had devoted almost exclusively to fishing. Until the mid 1600s, the Tonnara del Secco was also active, one of the many that were in all of Sicily, for fishing and processing of bluefin tuna.
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The Zingaro ...
and its Reserve

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Along Corso Garibaldi in Calatafimi Segesta you can admire a wonderful floral carpet created along the central city artery.
EVENTS
A strip of pristine coastline, where you can only go through steep paths. On one side the naked and warm rock, on the other the sea and its coolness. And then coves, stacks, coastal towers and, above all, one of the last strips of Mediterranean vegetation. The Zingaro Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful and suggestive corners of Sicily: a true paradise for those who love nature and rocks on the sea. Three paths through which you can access, strictly on foot, within this pristine oasis full of unique specimens of flora and fauna. Both land and sea. but there's more: the story between the man and the Zingaro Reserve starts over 10,000 years ago. The Uzzo cave is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Sicily. Inside it have been found traces of human presences dating back to about 10,000 years ago.
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