Vita

Province of Trapani

Vita is famous for its interesting traditions such as the religious celebration of San Giuseppe, when villagers set up huge shrines richly decorated with food and flowers.

Vita is a very small agricultural village founded in the first years of the seventeenth century by the baron Vito Sicomo. This little village is famous for its interesting traditions such as the religious celebration of San Giuseppe, when villagers set up huge shrines richly decorated with food and flowers; and the Festa della Madonna di Tagliavia, when the citizens create floats to drive through the village, creating a very colourful parade.

The most important holy place of Vita is the Church of Maria SS. di Tagliavia, built in honour of the Virgin Mary in the twenties, it holds incredible frescos representing her life, along with many others depicting scenes from the bible.

Among the civil buildings it is worth a to visit the Palazzo Daidone, built at the end of the 19th century it has a impressive neoclassical facade with three finely decorated arches.  As well there is La Fontana Acquanova, a large fountain in Freedom Square built in 1928 made with massive blocks of polished stone.

Close to the village it is possible to enjoy the spectacular natural environment of the Baronia Wood, with its great variety of walking trails.

People live here:

2.084

Typical food:

The cultivation of vine is the main resource of the territory, the white and black grapes are produced with advanced techniques to get precious wines.

Attractions:

Festa della Madonna di Tagliavia,

Street Art, created in 2000 it is a spectacular path along the main roads of the village where street art painting display the most important Customs and Traditions of Vita.

How to get there:

By Car:

From Palermo

Take A29 Palermo – Mazara del Vallo, exit Alcamo, then continue on SS113 to Calatafimi, and then follow SS118 exit Vita.

From Trapani

Take A29 Trapani – Alcamo,exit Fulgatore, then follow SS113 to Calatafimi, take SP44 to Vita.

From Mazzara del Vallo

take A29 Mazara del Vallo – Palermo, exit Salemi, then take SS118 exit Vita.

Hotels:

B&B Baronia

http://www.bedandbreakfastbaronia.com

Beaches:

Castellammare del Golfo;

Scopello;

Alcamo Marina;

Mazara del Vallo;

Granitola Torretta;

Triscina;

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