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NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
San Vito is situated in a valley teeming with orchards and citrus plantations, surrounded by the rocky hills of the Sette Fratelli-Monte Genis Park; a few kilometres from the town are the beaches of the Municipalities of Muravera and Villaputzu.
The Flumendosa river runs through the valley in which San Vito is located; footpaths enter a wilderness filled with deer, hawks and partridges, traversed by numerous torrents forming crystal-clear lakes amidst granite and wild oleanders.
WHAT TO SEE
Tourists arriving in San Vito on the old SS125 road, also known as the Eastern Sardinian, are greeted in the town of San Priamo by the impressive Nuraghe Asoru, erected in c1400 BC and subsequently partly rebuilt. In San Priamo, which is part of the Municipality of San Vito, you can also admire the eighteenth-century country church whose interior displays a Domu de Janas dating back to 3500 BC; a small stream still flows in the cavity of the Domu, the subject of proto-Sardinian and Nuragic rituals linked to the worship of water.
Do not miss a visit to the fascinating abandoned silver mines of Monte Narba (4 km from San Vito and located at an altitude of 659 metres), which was the centre of local economy until the early 20th Century. Although in a state of neglect, evidence of mining activity is still visible: the village with the house of former mine director, the washery, galleries, mineral dumps and stores. Neolithic tombs called Domus de Janas can be admired at the start of the road leading to the mine.
In the centre of the parish church of San Vito – built around 1750 – is a beautiful wooden statue of the patron saint. In Santa Maria there are Carthage ruins as well as those of a Roman temple.
FOOD AND WINE
San Vito is renowned for the quality of its citrus fruits, vegetables and local wine Cannonau. The cuisine uses local ingredients to create delicious dishes: fresh cheese ravioli, roasts, stuffed focaccia breads, honey and sweet almond cakes and cooked must, such as Sa Sapa.
San Vito is the home of the ancient wind instruments launeddas, and has seen the birth of formidable players of this instrument, including the renowned Maestro Luigi Lai. Nuragic small bronze statues dating from the first millennium BC already depicted players holding launeddas.