Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Golfo di Castellammare

Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro

This coastal nature reserve is a hiker's paradise and a haven for wildlife, including the rare Bonelli’s eagle and 40 other bird species. Wild carob and bright yellow euphorbia dust the hillsides, along with 700 oth…
Top Choice Seafood in Castellammare del Golfo

Ristorante Del Golfo

This perennial Castellammare favourite serves seafood delights such as scampi marinati all'arancia (prawns marinated in orange juice), linguine gamberi pistacchio e bottarga (pasta with shrimp, pistachios and cured …
Top Choice Modern Sicilian in San Vito Lo Capo

Syráh

Offering prime people-watching a few steps from the beach in San Vito's pedestrianised restaurant row, this local favourite shows off chef Vito Cipponeri's creative twists on classic Sicilian ingredients. Audacious …
Beach in Scopello

Spiaggia dei Faraglioni

Overlooking incredibly blue waters, this pebbly but stupendously picturesque beach sits next to an old tuna factory at the foot of dramatic rock formations (one of which is crowned by a medieval tower), just below t…
Sicilian in San Vito Lo Capo

Al Ritrovo

Acclaimed by the international Slow Food organisation, this roadside eatery 8km south of San Vito features couscous prominently on the menu. However, there are also plenty of seafood and meat alternatives, including…
Food & Drink in San Vito Lo Capo

Cous Cous Fest

San Vito is famous for its fish couscous, which is celebrated annually at this six-day September event. The multicultural festivities involve musicians and chefs from around the world, with a couscous cook-off (Ital…
Seafood in San Vito Lo Capo

Pocho

Dinner is a feast for both the eyes and palate at this hotel-restaurant overlooking dramatic Isulidda beach, 2km south of San Vito. In summer, guests are seated on a terrace with panoramic views of the Golfo di Cofa…
Sicilian in Scopello

Bar Nettuno

Tucked into the cobbled courtyard at the heart of Scopello, this bar has an outdoor terrace that's perfect for late-afternoon drinks, but it also serves excellent food – from arancine (stuffed rice balls) and pane c…
Sports in San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Climbing Festival

Launched in 2009, this four-day, mid-October festival bills itself as the Mediterranean's biggest and most exciting multisports event. Its traditional focus on climbing has recently expanded to include kayaking, mou…
Cafe in Scopello

Bar Pasticceria Scopello

This tempting pasticceria sells a huge range of Sicilian sweet treats and is the town's social epicentre. Claim one of its outdoor tables and settle back for a session of people-watching fuelled by coffee and cake o…