Founded in 1607 by the baron Vito Sicomo, from whom it takes its name, it lies at the foot of Mount Baronia, in the area of Belice and between the towns of Salemi and Calatafimi-Segesta. Its whole area, which amounts to about 888 hectares, is the smallest of the 24 municipalities of the province of Trapani. The area is mostly hilly and is 475 metres above sea level. Ravaged by the earthquake in 1968, the town suffered not only damage but also social, cultural and construction changes. The reconstruction took place in the district of Giudea, an area adjoining the old urban centre that is distinguished by its orthogonal design, the numerous flights of stairs, the ancient fountains, the characteristic portal arches made with stone plaster and the local stone capanedda, and which hosts the Town Hall as well as other public interest organisations. It has 2,077 inhabitants.
Local government offices: Piazza San Francesco, 91010 Vita (TP)
Telephone switchboard: 0924 955555