Among the natural wonder and historical tradition
This tour will take you on a discovery of the beautiful crystal-clear waters of Sicily’s northwest coast and its typical historical features, between Castellamare del Golfo and San Vito Lo Capo.
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Castellamare del Golfo, the perfect combination of sea, nature and culture
Castellamare del Golfo is a seaside village in the province of Trapani where all the marvels of Arab-Norman culture meet the crystal-clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, on which the town overlooks the gulf. A very popular destination for tourists and locals, it is full of cultural attractions that should not be missed. In fact, as you walk through the streets of the town, you will remain speechless at the wonder of its churches and monuments, which contain a vast millenary culture: from the Baroque Mother Church to the Palazzo dei Crociferi, but also the Church of the Madonna della Scala, which dominates the town from atop the hillock it overlooks, and finally its distinctive Arab-Norman Castle. But the real gem of the area is a few kilometres from Castellamare: the Grotta Mangiapane in Custonaci.
Grotta Mangiapane, the village frozen in time
On our journey through Sicily, a stop at the picturesque Grotta Mangiapane is a must; the cave originated as a gash in Mount Cofano, which is only the largest of the nine Palaeolithic caves, known as Grotte Scurati, and was inhabited for over a century, from 1819 to the late 1950s. The Mangiapane family lived there, alternating the construction of modest dwellings with the lush, living vegetation surrounding the cave: olive, carob and prickly pear trees. Indeed, inside the cave there is a series of houses that form a real small village, where families lived modestly, but this gem was only rediscovered in 1982 by a group of young people with the help of one of the last survivors of the Mangiapane family. The village seems to have stood still in time, as beautiful as it once was.
A fish lunch: Restaurant Sailing in Castellamare
Restaurant Sailing is located within the heart of the seaside village of Castellamare del Golfo and is an essential stop for lovers of fine Sicilian cuisine. The Sailing restaurant offers an unforgettable experience amidst typical Sicilian flavours and aromas thanks to a selected menu mainly based on fresh fish, caught directly from the sea in the village.
San Vito Lo Capo, sunbathing and relax
The afternoon will end in the delightful San Vito Lo Capo, nestled between Monte Monaco and the Piana dell’Egitarso, where nature reigns supreme, thanks to the presence of the vast bay that opens from Capo San Vito to Capo Rama and offers tourists and locals alike splendid beaches and crystal-clear water. An ideal destination to spend an afternoon of relaxation and Sicilian tradition.