Scoglitti, a coastal fishing village in the middle of the channel of Sicily, invites you to swim in its beautiful crystal clear sea, between nature and culture, from march to december.
Administratively belonging to Vittoria, Scoglitti is an interesting fishing and tourism resort. The place hosts several picturesque events such as a daily fishing auction, the annual San Francesco Festival, honoring the patron saint, and the procession of the Virgin of Portosalvo. The village is endowed with tourism facilities, that have been remarkably growing over the past decade. Tourism, agriculture and fishing, represent its main economic resources.
The small church dedicated St. Francis was built at the end of the 18th century as a private chapel for the Marquis Ferreri, and was entitled to the Holy Mary of Portosalvo.
With the ending of the feudality (1812) it was kept by the fishermen of Scoglitti. Today the church is used only for the cult of "San Franciscuzzu", a very small wooden statue of St. Francis of uncertain origins, provenance and dating, but an object of great devotion for the community.
Holy Mary of Portosalvo (Santa Maria di Portosalvo).
The Church built in 1930 was restored about 10 years ago. The apsidal shelters a large mosaic.
The Liberty Style.
Although less abundant, it is possible to admire buildings in the style at Scoglitti in: Via Amalfi, Via Regina Elena (n.17), Via Taranto, Via Domicolo (n.7) and especially in Via Siracusa (n. 17, 19, 25).