Sicily in April: the ancient Tuna of Secco in San Vito Lo Capo
- Published: 20 marzo 2017
- Category: Places to See
We sleep better in April… not exactly. The spring reawakens even the desire to travel. This year April has various opportunities to plan a tourist excursion or a nice weekend in the amazing places of our Italy. The Sicily is the perfect destination for you, in April especially. We suggest you to visit the ancient Tuna of Secco in San Vito Lo Capo.
Discovering San Vito Lo Capo: the Tonnara del Secco
Sea crystal and dream beaches, even in spring. If you are visiting Sicily, we suggest you to go to Trapani, San Vito Lo Capo in particular. Here in the past it took place a ritual, just in April, which characterised the tradition of sicilian fishermen.
The legend tells the Tuna of San Vito Lo Capo has very ancient origins, dating back to IV or V century before the Christ. The tunas near Trapani are ones of the most popular in the Mediterranean Sea. Big tunas were fished at the end of their life. The fishing was maked by tonnarotti, this is the name of fishermen in Sicily, and it was very rich. All the work started in April, when the tonnarotti cast the nets into the sea, a few steps from the shore. These created a sort of rooms that, making smaller, allowed the rich fishing of tunas.
It deals with of a millennial tradition but it doesn’t take place since 1969, unfortunately, becouse of the massive presence of the industrial fishing. This place is certainly rich of charm and then it deserves a visit. A Sicily full of story will give its welcome to you with its nice smile. With an amazing and wild sea where you can breath the pure air of ancient tradition and listen to the stories of Sicilian fishermen.
During your vacation in Sicily, the Tonnara of Secco is one of the unmissable places. What are you waiting for? Booking your ferry and good trip!
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