San Vito lo Capo holiday apartment letting with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and air con

Casa Vacanza Luna Rossa

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Apartment / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome

Description from owner

Casa Vacanza Luna Rossa

Nice apartment of 65 square meters, air-conditioned and consists of a kitchen-living room furnished with everything you need (tv, dishes, plates, etc ...) where there is a comfortable sofa bed, a double bedroom, a bedroom with bunk, bathroom with shower, a veranda space

complete with table and chairs where you can relax in peace and reserved parking. The three rooms can accommodate from 4-6 people and is equipped with all the comforts (possibility of wi-fi).

The Sicily region

Sandwiched between the sea and Mount Erice, the ancient Drepanon born around its port as originally Sican village, then as a small fortified city, where they lived for centuries, fishermen, merchants, artisans of different populations, such as the Elymians, who populated Erice, or as a small group of Ionians. A small seaside town, founded by the Phoenicians, who sailed the seas of the Mediterranean and made Trapani a trading center. From the ninth century BC the Phoenicians lost their independence, they settled in the western Mediterranean, founded Carthage strengthening Trapani, transforming the city into a major port for the control of various commercial ports. In this period, the history of Trapani is inextricably linked to that of Carthage. The city witnessing the great naval battles between the Carthaginians and Romans: 249 BC which saw the defeat of the Roman fleet, one of the Egadi in 241 BC, which allowed the Romans to occupy Trapani. The Roman significantly penalizes the city, which lost its political autonomy, land ownership and undergoes new taxes and impositions. In 395 Sicily, and Trapani, go to the Roman East. These were difficult years, even for the many barbarian invasions. The city reborn with the domination of the Arabs, starting in 827 and began their occupation of Sicily.

The Arabs call Itrabinis Trapani, Tarabanis, Trapanesch and deeply marking the city with their presence, architecture, agriculture, art, language, and culture. The port was expanded, new neighborhoods were built, is reintroduced on small properties. The Arabs also introduce new products, build hydraulic engineering works, they have revolutionized the fishing techniques and bring the port to the glories of the past. In 1097 Trapani was conquered by the Norman Roger. It 's another period of great prosperity for the country. The port obtains exemption from duties, the city hosts the consulates of the first major trading powers, Genoa, Pisa, Venice, Florence, Amalfi, Catalans. Under the Normans the Roman Catholic religion became the official religion. In the Swabian period, starting in 1194, sees Trapani confirmed the importance of its port. With the reign of Charles of Anjou, Trapani is experiencing a difficult period, due to a substantial tax burden. The Sicilian Vespers of 1282, attended by many notables Trapani, lead to the end of the Angevin domination in Sicily. Thus began the Aragonese domination. With James II of Aragon, the city entered a new urban structure. Charles V gave a further increase in the activities and crafts. Spanish rule ended in 1713. After brief periods of Savoy and Austria, the second half of the eighteenth century began the Bourbon kingdom, which governs Sicily until 1860. In this period the Trapani dedicated to commerce and industry. Flourishing maritime activity, as well as the industries of salt and traps. Remained largely indifferent to the uprising of 1820, instead Trapani participated in the riots of 1848. In 1899, King Umberto I gives the city a gold medal for the events of 1848. The city gives an important contribution to the unification of Italy, is confirmed as an important center in the food industry, but the geographical distance from major markets leads to an inexorable decline, which is accentuated even more in the early twentieth century and during the First World War. Particularly lively is instead the cultural and political life. During the Fascist period there is a slight recovery of the local economy. World War II marked the city, destroying the entire district of San Pietro, the oldest of Trapani, and Garibaldi Theatre, built in 1849. Are twenty-eight air raids that the city suffers, placing ninth of the provincial capitals bombed. On 22 July 1943 the Allied troops arriving in the square in Trapani, finding a population tragic living conditions. The difficult period of reconstruction brings the city between 1950 and 1965 due to a recovery of industrial and commercial activities. The earthquake of Belice Valley of January 1968 it has effects and damage also in the city of Trapani

San Vito lo Capo

The town of San Vito Lo Capo developed around the Main Church (Santuario) that was built around 300 a.c. and dedicated to San Vito Martyr.

The legend tells us about a rich young man called Vito son of a high-ranking officer in Rome. During the persecution ordered by Diocleziano against the Christians. Vito, Crescenzia his foster mother and Modesto his tutor converted to the Christianity had to escape from their native town to other far places. After two days of navigation a storm forced them to a small bay repaired by the wind. The three met the people of the village of Conturrana. During their stay they profess their religion without success, the people refused the doctrine and forced to leave the village. A few days later a landslip destroyed the village and no survivors were found alive. This event was considered by many a “punishment from God to the unbelievers”.

The people from Erice then, believing at the “sign” built a small church dedicating it to Crescenzia (photo on left). Crescenzia was with Vito where the landslip occurred at the time of the tragedy,.

Vito died in 299 a.c. and the people of San Vito built the first Church in his name. The Church of San Vito Martyr has been rebuilt several times in consideration of the increasing flow of believers that went to the Church. The absence of other buildings around the Church obliged the believers to find accommodation for the night outside in tents.

Around 1400 the people of Erice and the believers financed the construction of the Fortress to protect the Church and the believers from the attacks of bandits and pirates in search of gold and money. The Square tower by the Church was built around 1600.

The Fortress provided accommodation for rich and poor people, elegant suites for the first and modest rooms for the others. There were stables and even a well dedicated to San Vito and so called.

The Church became famous among the people for the miracles accredited to San Vito and Santa Crescenzia. S. Crescenzia was famous for freeing the people from fear and S. Vito for punishing the pirates and the bandits that attacked the Church and the believers with thunderstorms and shipwreck where they eventually lost their lives.

At the beginning of 1700 some houses were built around the Church. At first, the people will stop for a few days and then leave until, some of them decided to stay and started to offer accommodation and food to other visitors for small amount of money.

Between 1789 and 1791 was draft a census of the estate of the Kingdom’s University. Some territories were given to the people in order to establish a community with the obligation for them to live near by.

The Erice City Council, that was administering the territories, divided the territory in three counties: San Vito lo Capo, Macari and Castelluzzo.

For about 160 years the Erice City Council continued to administer the three counties. In 1952 San Vito lo Capo gained its own independence and the power to administer the counties of Macari and Castelluzzo.

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot available
  • 1 shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Hair dryer

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  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed
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About the owner

Giuseppe P
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian

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