By Giovanni Vallone (President of MammaSicilia, writer, author)
San Vito Lo Capo is a masterpiece of tourism in Sicily from where you can visit the Zingaro, a nature reserve that has many "coves", corners of golden beaches, a sort of Paradise.
Erice, one of the most beautiful villages in Sicily, is 30 km away. This medieval town is called the "city of love", because here there was an eternal fire, right on the top of the mountain, which during antiquity (at least from VII BC) attracted the sailors of the Mediterranean for the presence of the "handmaids of Venus" (handmaids of Aphrodite). In the beautiful castle you can still see the Well of Venus (from where the eternal fire emanated). In Erice you can take a walk in the past, along its courtyards, narrow streets, its stone everywhere, megalithic walls and ... the Ericini (cookies)!!!!
Trapani is 35 km away and my suggestion is to visit the old town in Arabic style, the outdoor fish market and take a boat to the Egadi Islands.
Seventy kilometers from San Vito lo Capo you can reach Marsala and the Stagnone, an archipelago where stands the island of Mozia, a masterpiece of archeology and nature. The Stagnone is also a sort of open-air museum with the renowned salt pans.
Castellammare del Golfo is 40 km away: it is a very beautiful town with a beautiful beach of Playa.
And finally, I recommend you to visit Segesta (50 km): temple, castle, mosque.
Here is my menu: Cous Cous with fish; Cassatelle di Ricotta soup.
Le Busiate: or Trapanese style; or with Zerro Grattato; or with pork ragout; or at the rock.
Topped bread "cunzatu" and a Rianata (a kind of pizza).
Sweets: sphinx; fried cassatelle; fig cookies; Sicilian cannoli; royal pasta; ice cream and slush.