What better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than to go to the beach?  And to a crystal clear beach at that?  We spent Memorial Weekend in the beach town of San Vito Lo Capo.

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This town is in the northern west part of Sicily.  It is about a 3 1/2 hour drive from our house.  On our way there, we spotted souvenir shops on a rest area, about 30 miles before arriving to San Vito.  We stopped for some shopping and some scenic pictures.  Then we continued with our drive.

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We rented a room at Hotel Mira Spiaggia and couldn’t be happier with the place.  It is conveniently located across the street from the beach and just around the corner from the main pedestrian street.

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There was an International Festival going on and there was music, street vendors, street artists and more!

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We met up  with our friends, the McPartlands, that were also spending the weekend in San Vito.  We packed up our lunch and headed to the scenic beach.

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At night, we decided to go out for dinner.  The seafood in San Vito is expectedly great!  Although, the restaurant was understaffed and we had to wait a while for our food, the conversation was good so we didn’t mind.

The next day, Herbie and I had scheduled massages at the hotel.  The spa in the hotel has a very calming ambiance about it.  We spent the morning in the jacuzzi and sauna, overlooking the beautiful beach.  We were called one by one (as there are no couples room) and we each got a different massage.  Herbie opted for the hot stone massage and he went first.  When he came out, he said the body scrub was great, however the stones were too hot.  I thought he was being dramatic, but after he took a shower, I could see the red marks on his body where the stones were placed.  Uh, no thank you.  Let me change my massage then.

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I chose the candle massage instead.  I picked the candle scent and the masseuse used the candle wax (which melted into a body oil) to massage my entire body.  It was heavenly and very relaxing.  I had no complaints on my massage.

After our serene morning, we headed for lunch.  It was the best seafood I had in San Vito.  We ordered a seafood platter that came with couscous, lobster, clams, fish and shrimp.  The fish broth was to die for!  I highly recommend Dal Cozzaro restaurant and order the dal cozzaro plate if you like seafood.  It is big enough for two people.

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We spent the rest of the day at the beach.  At night, we walked the pedestrian street to listen to some music and do some shopping.  This trip was short but very relaxing and I cannot wait to return.

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