San Vito Lo Capo is one of the places where you go, you don't pass. To get there, in fact, you have to make a detour which, wherever you take it, lasts no less than 40 minutes; but that it is worth it you understand even before arriving, when the view begins to open onto the Gulf of Macari. San Vito Lo Capo can be defined as the place where the earth ends, after which there is nothing else; but if once it was little more than a white lime and red bougainvillea fishing village, today its kilometer long and wide beach and its crystalline sea represent a real attraction for seaside tourism in Sicily. The stretch of sea and land that goes from Capo San Vito to Monte Cofano is a candidate to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, a natural theater made for the spectacle of the sunset every day. But it does not end here, continuing along the coast in a southerly direction, you arrive at the Riserva dello Zingaro, a natural site of the Region since 1979 AN UNCONTAMED PARADISE An incredible explosion of colors and scents that extends for 7 kilometers of coastline up to Catellammare del Golfo. A riot of wild plants and spontaneous flowers; a nature that invites you to take long walks among the paths lined with orchids and luxuriant dwarf palms, always looking at that stretch of sea that shines with intense light. La Tonnarella dell'Uzzo is the first beach you come across upon entering from the north side of the Riserva dello Zingaro and is also the largest and most popular. However, those who want to walk and want to enjoy the tranquility of a less crowded bay, discovering the most hidden and evocative corners of this coast, can reach one of the other coves: Cala Torre dell'Uzzo, Cala Marinella, Cala Beretta, Cala della Disa , Cala del Varo and Cala della Capreria. THE CUSCUS FESTIVAL: CONTAMINATION AND COVIVIALITY San Vito Lo Capo, however, is not only nature and landscape but is also contamination. The couscous festival is held here every year and attracts thousands of people by putting the culture of coexistence and conviviality at the center of its activities. Couscous is the food that represents these elements well: in homes, for women, at the moment of the nest, when their conversations are condensed around the raw material that takes shape; at the table, when all the diners huddle around the serving dish, using cutlery or, according to tradition, directly with their hands. A curiosity concerns the link between the word incocciare, a verb that indicates the preparation of semolina, and intersecting the term which in Sicilian indicates a chance encounter. We could, therefore, extend this meaning also to the encounter between civilizations for which in San Vito, as in the rest of Sicily, the different peoples inevitably ended up intertwining.