I discovered a part of Sicily that I did not know, a new Sicily, never visited, never known, never tasted. I discovered it a month ago, when for the begin of spring I decided to visit a corner of the island, where people said that the sea has an incredible and crystalline color. And I chose Macari, a small town a few kilometers from San Vito lo Capo, to enjoy the sea and the beauties of the place without the tourist chaos of the area. So I got organized all the way and I did not waste any time. The enthusiasm of the discovery was in the air, a load of energy to be spread in the days to come. Since I would have turned a lot I went by car and so after loading the baggage I headed to the place that would host me for ten days and that would be my starting point towards the wonders to be discovered in the surroundings of San Vito lo Capo. Here are the 6 places I have discovered during this trip.
Baia Santa Margherita
It is the name of the beach which is a valid alternative to the very crowded San Vito lo Capo. It is about 250 meters long and is perfect for families with children, one of the few so large and sandy in the area. Easy to reach, has a free parking, from which a shuttle train regularly stops in all the beaches and small coves of this coastline. Being uncrowded, it is also ideal for a pleasant snorkeling.
Scaru zu Asparu
Which means inlet of Uncle Gaspare, is a small bay half in sand and half in rock. Quiet and relaxing thanks to its calm waters. The blue color invites to very long baths looking for fish to admire.
It is an inlet that is located along the coast of Castelluzzo and is a place where one can only fall in love. Sand and rocks form a beach that is a pleasant discovery. In the rocky part, the natural holes that are filled with the waves are home to small marine creatures and small crabs for the delight of little explorers. It has a natural trampoline from which you dive into a backdrop of sand, a trampoline really affordable for everyone!
Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro
It is a very wide territory that starts from Scopello to Tonnarella dell’Uzzo. I had the pleasure of visiting a part of the part that falls directly in the District of San Vito lo Capo. This place is magical and wonderful, and these words are not enough to show you what it really is but finding words to describe it, it is not easy. The beaches can be reached on foot, no cars, only nature, through paths. The route is very varied and the beaches are beautiful and all worth to be discovered. Locals told me that in summer, when it is very hot, most of the tourists are concentrated in the first bay that meets after about twenty minutes. The beach is entirely made of pebbles and the sea is unique, stunning.
Riserva naturale integrale Saline di Trapani e Paceco
They are a natural reserve of the Sicily Region, and they are located between Trapani and Paceco. A place that is sometimes surreal, which surprises the visitor who admire a work with centuries of history behind it. The tools are those of the past, and it seems that time has stopped, while walking among small hills of salt everything seems in perfect harmony with the landscape. If I should give you an advise, it could be to visit it during the sunset because you will be able to admire the charm and the colors given to the sun in this part of Sicily.
It is a medieval village located a few kilometers from Trapani. It is at the top of Monte Erice and is a real gem to be discovered. I was fascinated and enchanted. Among its alleys you can lose the way, or rather I would say that is the right solution to admire it in all its hidden corners! And if you have the luck, and for me there was, you can admire it in a somewhat particular moment, so totally immersed in the clouds because rising from the sea, the temperature drops and this phenomenon makes the city, from the Castello di Venere up there down to the sea, an exciting landscape.