10 things to do in San Vito Lo Capo during the Cous Cous Fest 2023

10 things to do in San Vito Lo Capo during the Cous Cous Fest 2023

10 things to do in San Vito Lo Capo during the Cous Cous Fest 2023

10 things to do in San Vito Lo Capo during the Cous Cous Fest 2023

San Vito Lo Capo, located in the beautiful region of Sicily, is famous for its enchanting beach and crystal clear waters.

But there is an event that makes this location even more attractive every year: the Cous Cous Fest.

This festival, dedicated to one of the most beloved dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, attracts visitors from all over the world. In 2023, the Cous Cous Fest will be held from September 15 to 24, offering a unique culinary and cultural experience.

Here are 10 things to do in San Vito Lo Capo during the Cous Cous Fest.

1. Taste the couscous:

During the Cous Cous Fest you can taste the famous dish of Maghreb origin in many versions. Chefs from different parts of the world will prepare their special recipe during the days of the Couscous World Championship.

From the traditional fish couscous to the cooler versions you will surely find the one that meets your tastes. Don't miss the opportunity to taste this delicious dish and discover the different interpretations.

2. Participate in cooking lessons:

During the festival, cooking lessons (Cooking shows) are organized held by expert chefs and personalities known to the television public. You will be able to learn the secrets to preparing authentic couscous and discover new culinary techniques.

3. Exploring the couscous market:

Cous Cous Fest also hosts a market where you can purchase fresh ingredients and spices to make your own couscous at home. You can also find handcrafted items and unique souvenirs.

4. Enjoy the beach:

San Vito Lo Capo is famous for its beach, but don't forget to spend a few hours on the splendid beaches of Baia Santa Margherita and Bue Marino, two real pearls off the beaten track. Take advantage of the opportunity to dedicate time to relaxation, sunbathe or take a swim in the crystal clear waters.

5. Attend concerts and shows:

The Cous Cous Fest also offers a variety of shows and concerts where you can enjoy live music and high-level artistic performances. The lively and fun atmosphere will make your stay even more pleasant. Discover ALL CONCERTS 2023

6. Visit the Sanctuary of San Vito Lo Capo:

The Sanctuary and its Museum

7. Discover the natural side of San Vito Lo Capo:

San Vito Lo Capo is surrounded by breathtaking nature; enjoy a walk along the paths of the Monte Cofano Reserve or treat yourself to an unusual picnic inside the Zingaro Reserve.

8. Taste the most famous Sicilian specialties:

In addition to couscous, Sicily is famous for its delicious cuisine. Take advantage of your stay in San Vito Lo Capo to taste other traditional dishes such as caponata, busiate with Trapanese pesto, Sicilian cannoli or ricotta cassatelle. Love at first taste!

9. Participate in a cultural workshop:

During the festival, cultural meetings are also organized to explore social and current issues.

10. Admire the sunset:

To admire a beautiful sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea, take a nice walk towards the San Vito Lo Capo lighthouse. A long cliff overlooking the water, a bunker from the Second World War... a very suggestive and scenic place a few steps from the town centre.


The Cous Cous Fest, from 15 to 24 September 2023, in San Vito Lo Capo is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Sicilian culture, taste delicious dishes and enjoy shows and concerts. Plan your trip and prepare to live an unforgettable experience.

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