It extends over a fertile territory, where excellent products like citrus fruits are grown, and it is also dotted with prehistoric sites and others of industrial archaeology. San Vito is a village with just under four thousand inhabitants in the Sarrabus region and is very attached to its traditions, as is confirmed by the splendid ancient costume of San Vito. In the Middle Age, the village was part of the Giudicati, first of Cagliari, then of Gallura and later of Pisa, until it was finally conquered by the Aragonese. From the second half of the nineteenth century, along the silver vein of the Sarrabus-Gerrei subregion - the second most extensive area in the Geological and Mining Park of Sardinia - the extraction activity began: about ten mining sites made up the 'Via dell'Argento' (Silver Trail). At the beginning of the 20th century, a total of more than 1500 miners worked there, two thirds of whom worked in the mine of Mount Narba alone. Inside the Palazzo Civico of San Vito, the Via dell'Argento Museum documents the history and life of mining through verbal sources, documents, photographs and work objects. Also worth visiting in the village, are the churches of San Vito, patron saint of the village, San Lussorio, Santa Maria and Sant'Antioco. In the district of San Priamo, a 13th century sanctuary, inside which there is a Domus de Janas from which water flows - and according to tradition, this water is 'miraculous'. The Asoro Nuraghe is situated near the little church. These are two of the various sites that bear witness to prehistoric times in the territory. In the locality Sa Conserva (or Nurasci), traces of a settlement dating back to the end of the Neolithic era (3200-2800 BC) have been identified, with obsidian and ceramics artefacts. Other important historical evidence is the Domus de Janas necropolis of Pranu Narbonis and the Genna Mesa Nuraghe.
Various festivities bring life to San Vito in the summertime: at the end of July, there is the feast of Sa Prazzira and Sa Pezza de Craba, ‘traditional pizza' and goat meat, accompanied by folk performances and a market fair with typical local products. At the end of August, in San Priamo, there is the feast of Su Pisci, with tastings of roasted fish and, in the village, Sa Cursa a Su Coccoi, an equestrian joust in which the knights, moving at high speed, stick their sword into a typical local loaf of bread. Skilful jockeys perform acrobatics, taking turns with the descending knights. The race of the little donkeys, which is above all a children's attraction, is also part of the event. The San Vito events are accompanied by the harmonious sound of the launeddas, a three-piped polyphonic instrument the origins of which have been lost over time. Today, maestro Luigi Lai's Academy passes on the use of an ancient Sarrabus tradition.