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San Vito lo Capo (Trapani Province) is 39 km from Trapani, alt. 6 m, in a small bay sheltered by Monte Monaco, between Cape San Vito and Punta Solanto, area 59.7 sq km, pop. 3,754, post-code 91010, tel. 0923. Economy: fishing, marble mining and working, summer tourism.
The site of a tunny-fishery that was active until the 17th century, the town was famous because of the Sanctuary of San Vito, built in the 13th century over a pre-existing chapel and expanded in the 16th century The town developed at the end of the 18th century and achieved the status of an autonomous commune in 1952.
Today is is a very popular summer seaside resort, with a long, beautiful, sandy beach.
Of interest: interesting prehistoric traces in the territory; lo Zingaro, a fascinating nature reserve that is beautiful to observe
Churches (Trapani Diocese) include the following:
S. Vito Martire (Chiesa Madre, 17th century)
Maria SS. Immacolata (Castelluzzo - suburb of San Vito lo Capo)
Links to other sites about San Vito lo Capo include:
Italian Postal Codes
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© Kathy Kirkpatrick 2002-2008