Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

After another long and beautiful day soaking up the sunshine jumping and diving in the pool at our villa we loaded up our hire car and drove to San Vito Lo Capo for some evening beach time and some delicious food.

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

Everything I read about Sicily suggested that the most beautiful coastal town in the area is San Vito Lo Capo which is famous for its soft sandy beaches, low-key vibe and its breathtaking sunsets.

On the way we spotted a little lay-by where we quickly jumped out and admired this amazing viewpoint over Castellammare de Golfo – water view! 😉

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

Continuing on our journey meandering around the Italian roads and admiring the scenery we soon arrived at a pretty, clean town nestled between huge mountains that rise up from its shores to awe-inspiring heights.

We discarded our shoes, threw down our towels and left the children to their own devices playing in the sand.

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

Sunset is the hour to see and be seen in all Italian coastal towns isn’t it?

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

Once the sun had dipped well below the horizon, leaving the sky a delicate shade of candy-floss pink the little town slowly started twinkling to life.

We wandered over, tummies rumbling, on the search for some delicious food and gelato.

All is calm in this postcard pretty Sicilian town.

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

The buildings are all a little bit crumbly but beautiful in their own way and life centres around the cobbled streets where you’ll barely hear a word of English spoken.

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

Mooching around various shops, buying souvenirs and gifts from the market stalls we eventually stopped at a lively Italian restaurant hidden down a snug little side street.

My son chose the Mussels which he devoured…and created a total mess of so no pretty photos here…

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

I settled for a giant spinach arancini. Certainly not elobarote, but very good.

Sunsets in San Vito Lo Capo

Very full, very tanned and a little sleepy, we made our way back home. Sicilian food and sunsets certainly take some beating,




  1. 28th August 2017 / 8:08 pm

    That spinach arancini has me drooling! I would love to visit and eat all of the food!

    • hellocuppies
      30th August 2017 / 7:31 pm

      I attempted to eat it all… my thighs weren’t impressed

  2. 28th August 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Pics look amazing and it seems like you had a wonderful time. I have been to Sicily twice and it has never disappointed! Hope you enjoy some quality time in my dear country :).

    • hellocuppies
      30th August 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Ooh lucky you! ❤️

  3. 28th August 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Italy! It just seems like the best place on Earth! Your photos definitely make me want to go even more!

    • hellocuppies
      30th August 2017 / 7:30 pm

      One of my favourite countries for sure x

  4. 28th August 2017 / 9:21 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning. I was in Malta last month and wanted to take the boat to Sicily but didn’t have enough time. Can’t wait to visit some day.

    • hellocuppies
      30th August 2017 / 7:30 pm

      I love Malta too, so pretty

  5. 28th August 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Italy looks so beautiful! I’d love to visit one day. Great photos by the way, they’re giving me major travel envy lol.

  6. 29th August 2017 / 12:06 am

    Wow this place is beyond amazing and gorgeous! Such a dreamy spot to relax and recharge and just enjoy life. How do you find these places?? I’ve never heard of this place!

    • hellocuppies
      30th August 2017 / 7:30 pm

      I google! And luckily have a boyfriend who is really good at discovering places x

  7. 29th August 2017 / 6:22 am

    Wow, San Vito Lo Capo is such a beauty! What a dream to be staying there with loved ones! I hope I’d visit there some day!

    • hellocuppies
      30th August 2017 / 7:29 pm

      I hope you get to too x

  8. acraftymix
    29th August 2017 / 8:35 am

    LOL, I had a quite chuckle to myself when I saw your son’s plate of food. That alone makes me want to pack my bags and head off to Sicily for some mussels and sun-downers. It looks like you all had a lovely time

    • hellocuppies
      30th August 2017 / 7:29 pm

      Oh I know! He literally just digs in and goes for it! We had a fab time. Thank you x

  9. amandakrill
    30th August 2017 / 2:07 am

    The food. The beaches. The pics. Just OMG. What an amazing location.

  10. 30th August 2017 / 5:16 am

    Italy is definitely on my list of places to visit. It seems like you had a great time & the pictures are great!

  11. 30th August 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Wow! I heard a lot of amazing story in Italy. And i always wanted to visit here. Such a great place for a family vacation.

  12. 30th August 2017 / 7:54 pm

    San Vito looks like such an amazing vacation destination! I would love to be able to explore such a beautiful place as a couple with my Hubby and as a family.

  13. 2nd September 2017 / 1:38 am

    The giant spinach arancini looks a bit like scones with spinach inside. I’m not a fan of scones, but the spinach makes me want to taste it a bit~ P.S. Love the gorgeous sunset photo~

  14. 2nd September 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I could be over there all year long! It is so beautiful and I love the shoreline with the town nearby. Looks like the night life is also pretty fun. Beautiful!

  15. 3rd September 2017 / 4:50 am

    That is so beautiful. I love the sea side. I wish I could be there right now and relax.

  16. Steve
    3rd September 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Wow, San Vito looks and sounds amazing. It really does, there’s so much going on here. I would love to visit. Was this all really from one day?

  17. Elizabeth O
    5th September 2017 / 11:18 am

    What a healthy food it is. I definitely won’t miss that giant spinach arancini when I have the chance to go there.

  18. Lisa Rios
    5th September 2017 / 12:51 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Italy. It looks so beautiful and I love the beach pics you got there. The food also looks divine!

  19. tararaquelfuller
    5th September 2017 / 6:59 pm

    looks like an incredible time. and now I’m hungry for some mussels – yum!

  20. 5th September 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Those mussels are everything I could want in a dish and more! Looks so picturesque and serene x

  21. 5th September 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I can only hope to one day visit Sicily! You made everything about this place sound absolutely wonderful! Those views! The beach! The food! (Ulgh, except you can keep the mussels lol). Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing this gem with us! It will be saved for later reference

  22. 5th September 2017 / 10:27 pm

    This place is definitaley a must see! I loved your photography in this one. It really looks like you had an amazing time there and not to mention the food! It looks so yummi!!

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