Cous Cous Fest, San Vito lo Capo

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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  • San Vito Lo Capo is transformed from a seaside town great feast spread over all the streets and on the beaches. Food drinks and music anywhere. Stalls selling all sorts of things to food items. A swarm of people who wander through the streets characteristics. All very addictive and full of joy. There is a flaw not insignificant. You eat very, very badly. We tried two types of couscous, the first was all a diluted watery soup, the second had the ingredients described I had chosen. Sweets not bad. Unfortunately you run into a big problem. You pay for the ticket to eat but you can only choose a point of administration food and drinks. We thought we could enjoy various types of couscous, but would have to pay 10 euro for each type. I don't find it right since we're at Cous Cous Fest, and it would be nice to taste the various types of this dish which has Arabic origins and mixing great Sicilian cuisine with historic origins. I mean nice party but pitiful food. Yet they prepare restaurants in the area, but evidently they can't make it in the big sale.
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  • A pregnant each year greater event which is really well organized and offers a daily changing program, which is certainly worth a visit. In addition to international cooking icons big names of Italian and international artists from music and film experience. In this way, not only the scent of food, but also of the international flair by the lovable place blows. The organizers making a big compliment for the realization of this event. The city is of course blocked, but it was no problem with the car close enough to come and there was adequate parking facilities. The people at the barricades were clear and obvious, but always very friendly and patient. If you are not staying in the village you should just not arrive late, because 22 starts the big program and it gets really crowded. One of the main programs is held on the Piazza in front of the Church, and depending on the case artist, it will be really, really full! This is perhaps not ideal for people with claustrophobia. But can it throughout the day and in the evening the most interesting variations of Cous Cous, try, to see how prepared and enjoy the less crowded place. I also felt very pleasant that the streets directly concerning the Festival were blocked with large concrete blocks and thus offered a safety, which we unfortunately missed on many major events. In addition, the hospitality of San Vito is guaranteed! :) Like again...
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  • If you want to visit San Vito Lo Capo, this is the perfect time. The cous cous fest, which takes place every year in September, is an absolute must. You will meet people and cultures from all over the world. You will find lots of different recipes for couscous: fish, meat, vegetables, mixed, vegan ... The ticket for a meal is €10, maybe slightly overpriced but includes a dish of couscous at your choice, a drink of water, soda and wine (if I remember correctly), and a little sweet. In those days I ate couscous in some restaurants, but it wasn't comparable to what I ate in the stands of the Cous Cous Fest. In this regard, the recreated on the beach are very striking, give that Arab touch to the situation. During the day there are performances by many chefs, while the evening concerts of famous singers, or the disco on the beach but not end later than 02:00 because of a city Ordinance. For the rest of life is not dear, you could easily spend a week there without spending much money. The conosiglio strongly, I think I will return there ASAP!
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  • 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.
  • The cous cous we tried weren't that special.
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