|Welcome, today is May 24 2013|
San Vito Lo Capo is a small city on a splendid bay.The town is considerably young even if it offers some architectural corners other than the Main Church and the Chapel of S. Crescenzia already mentioned on the page of history.
Via Venza is a small road by the Main Church, parallel to Via Savoia, the main road, which takes to the beach. The particularity of this street is the decoration created and maintained by the people owning stores and houses in this street. There are several murals on the walls painted by local artists, several old watering trough used now as vases for geraniums and other many-coloured flowers. There are also some benches in forged iron where to relax and enjoy the different initiatives organized during the summer season: concerts paint shows and cultural meetings. Via Venza takes also to the Museum of the Sea where some relics of oldest civilizations found around the Bay of San Vito are conserved and showed to the public.
The Main Road, Via Savoia and the Main Square (picture right) during the tourist season (May-October) are prohibited to all vehicles, they became the centre of the town where to spend an evening with friend in a relaxing walk. The parallel roads at east and at west of the Main road are architecturally different.
The roads to the East of Via Savoia (photo on the left) are a succession of sidewalks and various and coloured flowerbeds of red and yellow roses, wall rue and small trees.
The roads at west of Via Savoia reflect the story of this town. Old and big door entry in several buildings bring us back to the past when carriages where the only way of transportation. Private owners have restored some of those old buildings to apartment complex.
The City Hall is one of the oldest buildings in town. Palazzo La Porta as it was called before it became the City Hall Building was built in the 19th century. Old majolica floors can be seen in some old rooms and the atrium reflecting the architecture of 1800. The garden behind the building is often theatre of cultural appointments.
Monte Monaco (alt. Mt.532 a.s.l.) is the perfect place for trekking excursion and riding on horseback. From Monte Monaco it is possible to admire the spectacular view of Monte Cofano and its gulf, Castellamare and the Island of Ustica in clear sky days.