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Saturday, 25 October 2014

San Vito Lo Capo - Sicilian Florida

It was about a 45 minute drive from Erice to San Vito Lo Capo. Its a pretty drive with nice views of the ocean and large mountains. The core part of the town, along the winding beach, contains most of the hotels. The area is shut off to most cars and we had to get a police pass to drive in and drop off our luggage. Afterward we had to drive out of the core and search for a parking spot. We found one about a 10 minute walk from the hotel and left the car there for the 2 days while we were in town.

San Vito Lo Capo reminded us of a Florida beach town, only with more patina. The beach goes on for  quite a distance and is lined with umbrellas and chairs. Many hotels, including ours, have a row of their own umbrellas and lounges for their guests. We spent part of one day relaxing in these lounges and enjoying the warm clear water. The ocean was calm and one can go out quite a distance before swimming. Great for kids and there sure were a lot of them. 

We stayed at the Hotel Piccolo Mondo. The hotel, rated quite highly on Trip Advisor, is small and simple. Vito and his wife made the stay friendly and her pastries at breakfast were outstanding. We had one meal at the Syrah restaurant that was quite good and worth visiting. 

We imagine that San Vito Lo Capo would be quite busy and crowded during the peak season. Two nights here were just enough. Not a destination we would run back to. 

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