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Something about Rocca Firriato


Rocca Firriato is a rugged rock formation which rises about 100 meters above the sea, on the North-East side of the San Vito lo Capo’s promontory, the closest part to the “Riserva dello Zingaro”. It’s covered by a lush Mediterranean scrubland, and shaded by some strips of coastal forest, with holm oaks and manna ashes. The underlying coastline is magnificent too: some beautiful “Faraglioni” (big offshore rocks) form a natural swimming pool, named “Lago di Venere” (Venus Lake), in which you can bathe or practice Deep Water Solo. This part of the crag is very comfortable, especially during the summer.

The cliff of Rocca Firriato, 130 meters above the beach, is a summer and mid-seasons crag. It’s sheltered by the sirocco. The rock is a beautiful compact limestone, overhanging and rich in tufas, buckets and caves. There are about 30 routes, of medium/high and high difficulty.

The space under the rock wall is not wide. The approach is longer and more tiring than the average in San Vito lo Capo. Thus (except for the beach) this crag is not good for children.



The nearest international airports to San Vito lo Capo are the one of Trapani and the one of Palermo. The airport of Trapani is the nearest one (45 minutes by car), but the airport of Palermo (60 minutes by car) offer much more international flights. Once at Trapani (or Palermo), it’s convenient to book a rental car to San Vito together with the flight, as the public transport from Trapani (or Palermo) is not regular. As an alternative, you can book a private transfer, and once you are in San Vito, you can get around on foot, or by a rental bicycle


You can take a ferry to Palermo from many harbors: Genova, Livorno,  Civitavecchia (near Roma), Napoli,  Salerno, or from Cagliari (in Sardegna). From Civitavecchia or Naples the ferry sets sail in the evening and arrive in the early morning. If you have a car, it’s convenient boarding with your car, or, as an alternative, booking a rental car to San Vito (or a private transfer).


From Palermo take the highway E90 toward Trapani, and exit to Castellammare del Golfo. Once at Castellammare del Golfo (SS 731) follow the signs to Custonaci, and take the SS187 road. Once at the fork to Custonaci, turn right and take the SP16 road. Continue on the SP16 road, up to San Vito lo Capo, crossing first Custonaci, then Purgatorio, then Castelluzzo, and finally Màcari.


From Trapani take the SS187 road toward San Vito lo Capo. Once at the fork to Custonaci, turn left and take the SP16 road.  Continue on the SP16 road, up to San Vito lo Capo, crossing first Custonaci, then Purgatorio, then Castelluzzo, Màcari, and finally San Vito.