Isulidda Tower
The Isulidda watchtower is one of those included in the circuit designed in 1583 by the Florentine architect Camillo Camilliani, who was given the task of creating a defense system against pirates who infested the Mediterranean causing massacres, looting and destruction. Like all other towers by Camilliani, it has a square  base and a strong embankment to […]
“The most beautiful beach in Italy” is dominated and protected by the Monaco Mount to the east and by the Egitarso plain to the west. Symbol of relax and holiday, it is surely one of the most beautiful and loved seaside destinations in Italy, above all for its extraordinary beauty: the incomparable colours in which […]
The Secco Tonnara
The Tonnara on dry ground, now disused, was a facility needed to support the Tonnara (system of boats and nets) at sea for the fishing of tuna. The ‘Tonnara del Secco’ had warehouses for storing nets, shelters for boats and cottages for the accommodation of crews, as well as a plant for processing tuna. The […]
Sciere Tower
The ‘Torre dell’Usciere’ (ie. usher’s tower) or simply Scieri, along with the other two called Mpisu and Isulidda, was part of the coastal towers designed in 1583 by Florence-born architect Camillo Camilliani. He was given the task of creating a system of towers to defend Sicily against pirates who infested the Mediterranean. Like all other […]
St. Elizabeth beaches
Those who want to discover isolated beaches, away from the crowds, between Castelluzzo and Makari will find a series of coves and bays called Baia Santa Margherita (St. Margareth Bay). The numerous pebble coves along the coast, such as Calazza, ‘a Chianca, Scaru Brucia and Santa Margherita, are linked in summer by a small wheeled […]
Mpisu Tower
The Tower of ‘Mpisu (or Impisu, ie the hanged man) (original name: Jazzolino), along with the other coastal towers in the San Vito area, was built in 1583 by Florentine architect Camillo Camilliani, commissioned by the then Viceroy to organize the island’s coastal defenses against pirate raids: it has a a square base and a […]
Uzzo Cave
Located inside the Zingaro Nature Reserve, it is one of the most important Prehistoric sites in Sicily. Its stratification has enabled us to get to know the evolution of man over the last 10.000 years. The community that lived in it was composed of a small group of local hunters, and the cave had to […]
The Zingaro Nature Reserve stretches from Castellammare del Golfo to San Vito Lo Capo. It was established in the early 1980s, thus becoming the first nature reserve set up in Sicily, in an area rich in evergreen Mediterranean scrubland with bays characterized by a blue and crystal clear sea. It is possible to go through […]
The western side of the promontory of San Vito lo Capo keeps, in a suggestive naturalistic context, a complex of caves of prehistoric interest such as Grotta Perciata, Racchio, Isulidda, Cala Mancina, Ciaravelli and Cavalli. The latter, inhabited in the Upper Paleolithic, consists of a large cavern where, almost at the bottom, there is one […]
Sanctuary of Annunciation - Trapani
The Sanctuary of ‘Maria SS. Annunziata rises in the Borgo (village or suburb) where there was a small 13th-century church dedicated to Santa Maria Nunziata. This church, along with the surrounding space, was donated by notary Ribaldo to the Carmelite Fathers after they arrived in Trapani, between 1224 and 1240. The friars transformed the church into […]