San Vito lo Capo is situated in an interesting geographical site, between the golfo di Castellammare and the city of Trapani, on the north-west coast of Sicily.
About 40km from Trapani, 100km from Palermo, 6 metres above sea level, San Vito Lo Capo together with the towns of Macari and Casteluzzo has a population of about 3.900.
The crystalline sea and the white sanded beach, which extends along the whole length of the town make San Vito a real Mediterranean beauty spot.
The town which was initially a fishing village was built around the ancient Saracen fortress which today houses the shrine dedicated to the patron saint of the town: San Vito.
The town dates back to 700 although traces of settlements have been found dating back to much more ancient times.
Of tourist interest are the protected natural areas including the Natural Reserve of Monte Cofano and also of Lo Zingaro just a few km away from the town.