Walk to the Cavalli cave - San Vito lo Capo in Sicily

Two kilometers from San Vito Lo Capo, a step back in time, in the heart of the cliffs of Cala Mancina.

Following the path that runs southwards from the San Vito Lo Capo lighthouse , like a ribbon parallel to the cliff, you find yourself walking between rock walls and the sea; a place of wild beauty, outside the usual tourist itineraries which, I am sure, will add something special to your Sicilian holiday.

The cliffs of Cala Mancina are a particularly fascinating Dolomite formation due to their position just a few meters from the sea, on which there are caves of different sizes and importance.

The Cavalli cave , about two kilometers from the town, opens onto the rock about thirty meters above sea level, so it is advisable to wear closed shoes to reach it without problems.

Along the way, only sea, silence, immense cushions of Euphorbia separated by dry stone walls, a few goats grazing and rocky walls on which young climbers, coming from all over Europe, train even in winter.

Halfway, the coast suddenly opens up, forming a cove which also allows you to comfortably get into the water. An unexpected gift, an emerald sea mirror that will be difficult to resist.

Behind the pebble beach, numerous cracks and small caves can be glimpsed on the rock wall.

After a few minutes of walking, the legendary Cavalli cave, which has been there for a few million years, appears in all its majesty.
Going up a short slope you reach its entrance from which you dominate the splendid gulf of Monte Cofano.

The sensation is extraordinary, it really feels like taking a step back in time.

Continuing towards the interior, a careful eye will be able to distinguish abstract and mysterious signs on the walls blackened by time, pictorial representations in red dating back to the last period of the Neolithic. Among the pictograms discovered by archaeologists, some represent the sun and human figures.

But, even if you won't be able to distinguish any thousand-year-old signs in the darkness of the cave, being in such an evocative environment will certainly be one of the most intense experiences of your holiday in San Vito Lo Capo.

Sleeping in San Vito Lo Capo

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