San Vito Lo Capo

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San Vito Lo Capo
Comune di San Vito Lo Capo
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Location of San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo is located in Italy
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo
Location of San Vito Lo Capo in Italy
San Vito Lo Capo is located in Sicily
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo (Sicily)
Coordinates: 38°10′N 12°45′E / 38.167°N 12.750°E / 38.167; 12.750Coordinates: 38°10′N 12°45′E / 38.167°N 12.750°E / 38.167; 12.750
CountryItaly
RegionSicily
ProvinceTrapani (TP)
FrazioniCastelluzzo, Macari
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Peraino
Area
 • Total60.12 km2 (23.21 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total4,708
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sanvitesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
91010
Dialing code0923
Patron saintSt. Vitus
Saint dayJune 15
WebsiteOfficial website

San Vito Lo Capo (Sicilian: San Vitu) is a town and comune in North-Western Sicily, Italy, administratively part of the province of Trapani. The small town is located in a valley between mountains, and is home to a public beach that is destination of local vacationers. The town's primary industries are tourism and agriculture, particularly olive groves owned by small farmers.

The town's eastern border is provided by a small range of mountains, the northernmost of which is peaked by a large cross visible from the public beach below. The mountain is home to numerous caves, most of which are inaccessible without professional climbing gear. A cave, accessible by foot at the southern base of the mountain, was named "Caverna della Capra Guasto," or "Cave of the Dead Goat" by explorers Christian D'Angelo and William Spears.

To the south is the Riserva naturale dello Zingaro. Other sights include the sanctuary-fortress, the chapel of Santa Crescenzia, the historical lighthouse, several tonnaras and the Torre dell'Usciere, a coastal watchtower.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population data from ISTAT

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View of San Vito La Capo Marina, showing the coast, the city and the mountains