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Between Castellammare del Golfo and San Vito lo Capo is Scopello (from the Greek Scopelos, that is "rocks"), a small, suggestive and picturesque village, born around the end of the eighteenth century around a baglio (typical ancient Sicilian farmhouse) that develops on the site of a previous Arabic farmhouse. Here there are also two towers dating back to the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Furthermore, in the 1970s, during some excavations, an ancient Mesolithic necropolis came to light and in the surrounding area, finds and remains of ancient civilizations were discovered, testifying to the strategic importance of this area. In the site of the ancient Tonnara, among other things, it seems that the mythological city of Cetara rose. Its name was probably due to the large presence of tuna in the waters of the sea in front.
Below, the well-known sea stacks rise imposingly over the sea, in a cove protected by ancient watchtowers: they are rocky masterpieces that stand proud and austere and are covered with vegetation, creating a postcard-like seascape. They are so beautiful that this ancient seaside village has been the set for numerous cinematographic films including "Oceans 12".
It is impossible not to admire all the beaches: Cala delle Mosche, Scoglio del Passero, Mazzo di Sciacca, Guidaloca, up to the Zingaro Reserve.
A stone’s throw away from us: The Zingaro Reserve and Castellammare del Golfo
The Zingaro Reserve is one of the must-sees of your Sicilian stay. An uncontaminated and wild place, a triumph of nature that dominates the 7 km of coast, with glimpses of incomparable beauty. It is impossible not to admire the seabed, still unpolluted, with unique vegetation and a rich fauna made up of fish, octopus, sea urchins, starfish, coral and much more.
Castellammare del Golfo is nearby: its panorama from above is undoubtedly among the best known and most appreciated in the whole of Sicily. Set in a marvelous gulf, at the foot of Mount Inici, an ancient and flourishing commercial port, it takes its name from the well-known Arab castle that stands out on the sea, as a defense of the promontory and the city. Its crystal-clear waters are appreciated every year by thousands of visitors who crowd it ... and they are right to do so.
There is an ancient Greek theatre and temple waiting for you
A stone's throw from us: Segesta, San Vito lo Capo and the province of Trapani
The proximity of places of great historical, naturalistic and landscape interest such as Segesta, Selinunte, Erice, the island of Mothia, San Vito lo Capo, Custonaci, Calatafimi and many other wonderful places which are all not too far away, makes the Hotel - Restaurant Albergo La Tavernetta an excellent starting point for beautiful excursions to discover the beauties of Western Sicily.
To give everything a historical-cultural touch, you can and must stop in the medieval village of Erice, at 751m above sea level, which you can reach by cable car. Alternatively, you can go to Segesta where an ancient Greek theatre and an exceptional archaeological park await you. Just like in Selinunte. Not to be missed is the island of Mozia with its Punic finds, and the nearby Calatafimi, which was the scene of the famous battle of Garibaldi and his Thousand.
If you are a sea lover you really must go to the other beaches in the Trapani area: San Vito lo Capo, Baia Santa Margherita and Cornino, among many others: all ideal places for a beach holiday as you can imagine it, with fine sand and clear, transparent waters, where you can see your reflection.
Palermo - Open air cultural blends
One of the destinations for a daily excursion is definitely Palermo, the capital of Sicily. It is rich in history and cultural blends, Here is a list of the various monuments and various attractions to visit:
The Cathedral, the Norman Palace, the Quattro Canti, Monreale Cathedral, Teatro Massimo or the Politeama theatre, Palatine Chapel, Castello della Zisa (pictured), Pretoria Fountain, Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, The Botanical Garden, Mondello, Vucciria, Ballarò and Capo market and much, much more.
Agrigento and the Valle del Mito
If you wish to go back in time or are fond of Archeology and Ancient History, in addition to visiting the nearby Segesta, you can choose to make a beautiful excursion to Agrigento to visit the "Valley of the Temples", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here you can find 12 temples, some ruins and some of which are perfectly conserved (Temple of Concordia), also three sanctuaries, the necropolises, hydraulic works, fortifications, the Lower Agora and the Upper Agora, an Olympeion and a Bouleuterion. In short, a day dedicated to Greek, Roman and Bavarian culture.
Curiosity and Events
Sicily is a land that knows exactly how to enhance its strengths: naturalistic wonders, its history, culture and rich food and wine. It is on these exclusive strengths that are based the many and exclusive summer events that enrich the holidays of those who choose this incomparable place.
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