Scopello is a small fishing village on the Tyrrhenian Sea, 10km from Castellammare del Golfo in the Trapani Province of Sicily. It is an authentic Sicilian village with wonderful holiday accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals, condo rentals and villa rentals.
The Tonnara di Scopello is one of the most important Sicilian historic estates, probably the only intact evidence of a traditional Mediterranean tuna fishery. It is a private property from family heritage. This ancient monumental settlement, enclosed by old perimeter walls, is located around a small bay, where majestic rocks with prickly pear cactus on top, called faraglioni, make the seawater look like a lagoon. A medieval tower overhangs the place, and a piece of land with oleanders, olive and almond trees surrounds the buildings, avoiding any noise coming from the neighbourhood. Up to the last century, Sicilian coasts were full of tuna fisheries.
The place is a chance for guests looking for destinations of cultural interest. In addition it has a range of lodging and accommodation in the form of cozy condo rental, vacation rental, apartment rental and villa rental options based around it. The original fishermen villas are rented for a charming stay inside the ancient buildings.
A little way beyond Scopello, the road ends in the car park for the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro. The reserve is accessed through a tunnel - no vehicles are allowed. The rough track ascends and descends the mountainside as it follows the shore line for several miles, eventually rounding the cape and finishing at the resort of S. Vito Lo Capo, passing tiny bays and coves accessible only by sea. There are only a few accommodations vacation rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals dotted around the area. Branched off through an old olive and carob orchard to the Cala della Disa: a tiny hidden cove invisible from the main track.
Castellammare del Golfo, the name is roughly translated "Sea- Fortress (castle (on the) sea) of the Gulf", deriving from the medieval fortress in the harbor. The body of water it sits upon also takes its name from the fortress, Golfo di Castellammare. In ancient times, Castellammare had been the harbor of Segesta, one of the main towns of the Elymian people.
Book you accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental or villa rental in or around Scopello and explore this quiet and historic area.