The cape has a long sandy beach on a promontory overlooking a bay in the Gulf of Castellammare. The town here, San Vito Lo Capo, is famous for its North African couscous, made with fish instead of meat. In late September it hosts the five-day Cous Cous Fest, a serious international couscous competition and festival with live music and plenty of free tastings. San Vito is also one of the bases for exploring the Riserva dello Zingaro : this nature reserve—one
of the few stretches of coastline in Sicily which is not built-up—is at its best in late spring, when both wildflowers and birds are plentiful.
Capo San Vito, 40 km (25 miles) north of Erice, San Vito Lo Capo, Italy