Cous Cous Fest, San Vito lo Capo

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More than just a food festival, Cous Cous Fest is a celebration with music, street performers, and exhibits all held in honor of a simple food called couscous. Local and regional restaurants sell samples of their unique couscous dishes from booths, while drums and guitars from street bands provide a backdrop. If you want to change of pace, the beach isn't far from the festivities. Put Cous Cous Fest into our San Vito lo Capo online day trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Vito lo Capo.
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  • We have been going to festival since 2013, we havent been every single year but love to plan for every few years. We have also been outside of the festival and loved that too. Took friends one year....  more »
  • Wandered through the festival for 3 days. Staying in San Vito for a week and caught the tail end of the festivities. This total transforms this quiet town into a cosmopolitan whirl wind. We enjoyed...  more »
  • It's ok, but in my opinion it takes some of the authenticity of this beautiful place. Besides, you'll find lots of booths selling stuff that has nothing to do with the region or its past (e.g. Spanish beer or Swiss candy)
  • I was in San Vito from the 10th to the 22nd of September. During the Cous cous fest the town becomes a sort of "Rimini", with music on the beach from 3pm onwards, which became very loud techno/disco music from 11pm to 1.30am on Friday and Saturday. The other days the techno/disco music played until half past midnight. This happened with a special permission from the police, as the Comandante explained to me. The food is not really good. For 10 euros you can get much better stuff in any "bar" or "tavola calda". Before and during the Cous cous fest, garbage has remained for days outside the house (Via Meli), even though I took great care in following the detailed instructions provided by the authorities and repeated every evening (in Italian of course) by a car with a loudspeaker. Dogs, cats, and goats could repeatedly enjoy the rests of our meals and we could enjoy the sight of broken garbage bags. The beach was almost every day full of seaweeds and other rests from the sea. It seems that neither the municipality nor the persons who rent the beach umbrellas are responsible for cleaning the beach, which I thought is a regular service in touristic areas (at least I have seen it on the Adriatic coast). Even though the sun, the food and the people were nice, I won't go again to San Vito Lo Capo.
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