Only a few hours flight will bring you to a special weekend in Sicily
Only a few hours flight will bring you to a special weekend in Sicily; colors change but San Vito Lo Capo always offers great emotions.
Both sea and nature but also an extraordinary itinerary that will take you to the heart of western part of the island.
If you still feel the desire of holidays, enjoy a nice weekend of relax in the heart of Mediterranean sea...
In San Vito Lo Capo the sun is always warm and the beach and the sea have amazing colors.
The surrounding countryside offers amazing landscapes that dive into the deep blue sea.
It is always the best time for those who like to enjoy nature, take long walks, outdoors activities and enjoy the charm of an almost deserted beach.
We suggest an itinerary, in the heart of the province of Trapani, just 1 hour drive from San Vito lo Capo, in the Valle del Belìce, where art, history and nature blend into traditions.
Salemi, city of the loaves.
Entered on the official site of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Salemi is particularly famous for the Pani di san Giuseppe, the real jewelery created to decorate the altars prepared on March 19th.
This little village on a hill fascinates with the Arab-medieval plant of its narrow streets that erect up to the majestic and elegant Norman Castle - Svevo (12th century).
Today, the restored Castle in 2010 has become a museum and venue for conferences and concerts. With only one ticket you can also see the 4 museums located in the former College of Jesuits: Mafia Museum and Landscape Museum, born from an idea of Vittorio Sgarbi. Museum of the Risorgimento and Museum of Sacred Art.
Surprising with its wide spaces wrapped in silence, its artwork scattered along the streets, its strong architectures in colors and shapes ...
New Gibellina is born from a tragedy, an earthquake, whose remains are still visible, partly under the Cretus of Alberto Burri (the artist of Città di Castello with whose common Gibellina is twin), a gigantic monument of death traversing the streets and alleyways of the old town. It is in the same place where once there were the rubble, currently "cemented" by Burri's work. From above the work appears as a series of cement fractures on the ground, whose artistic value lies in the freezing of a country's historical memory. The Cretto is one of the most extensive contemporary artworks in the world.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is an example of great solidarity with this small piece of Sicilian land devastated by the earthquake in 1968.
The collection contains numerous works donated by major national and international artists
Castelvetrano, where black bread is born
Famous for having in its territory the largest archaeological park in Europe, Selinunte, its name is also linked to the black bread still prepared with wheat brought to Sicily by the ancient Greeks.
Do not miss the chance to taste it together with the excellent local olive oil, true excellence.
Take a walk in its historic center that develops on a system of communicating squares, a true jewel of urban architecture and then enjoy visiting the Park of Selinunte with its majestic temples overlooking the Mediterranean Sea ... a place suspended in time!
Selinunte - Via Selinunte, Castelvetrano - 0924 46277
Entrance times: 9.00am - 6.00pm, exit before 7.00pm.
Ticket price: Full € 6.00, reduced € 3.00
To return to San Vito Lo Capo we suggest you arrive in Marsala and take the salt road up to Trapani.
This road runs along one of the most fascinating coasts of the entire island.
Here are the most beautiful salt pans in Italy.
The lagoon of the Stagnone, Mozia, the Saline Ettore Infersa up to the salt pans of Trapani and Paceco dotted with windmills and migratory birds.