Custonaci is not only a place of nature and tourism, it’s the breathing center of tradition and passion for the past. The Living Museum, that takes place in winter inside the Grotta Mangiapane, it’s well known in the entire Sicily and not only. Through the “Presepe Vivente”, the locals keep remembering and living the old local traditions and the habits of a bygone era.

Men wearing the clothes belonging to  pre-industrial and  agricolutural times, based on farming and artisan production, they reproduce the art of making ricotta cheese, baking bread and “Busiati”. They fake scenes of the pastoral life and the making of olives and wheat. This gives the spectator the chance of living a journey back in time, but also the chance to taste the products and flavors of the past. Once Christmas time is over, these buildings can be visited even in summer time, from  june to september to show people some slides of the past times.

Not to be neglected is the prestigious Church of Maria S.S. of Custonaci famous for its precious Local Marble (the main economic source of the place), placed at only 2 km far from Villa Zina. 

Places to explore

Mount Cofano Oriented Natural Reserve

Mount Cofano, placed between Trapani and San Vito Lo Capo, is perfect if you want to go trekking.

Saint Margherita Bay

The golden beach on the Makari Bay is perfect for people of all ages and it’s 10 km far from Villa Zina Family Resort.


Be enchanted by the medieval charm of one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.


The archaeological park that houses the ancient Doric temple and the Greek theater, and the natural baths.

San Vito Lo Capo

Live the rhythm of the summer of San Vito Lo Capo among blue coasts, breathtaking views and events not to be missed.

Zingaro Oriented Natural Reserve

An oasis of unspoilt nature nestled between San Vito Lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo.

Scopello and the Sea Stacks

In the hills the village with the seventeenth century Baglio, on the coast of the Faraglioni the ancient tuna.

Castellammare del Golfo

Live city, full of history and natural beauty.