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Scopello: Holiday homes


Scopello is a small coastal village and baglio in northwestern Sicily, where you can spend relaxing holidays by the sea and not far from world famous sights.

 

Scopello: Holiday homes


Scopello is a small coastal village and baglio in northwestern Sicily, where you can spend relaxing holidays by the sea and not far from world famous sights.

Scopello - untouched corner of the world

Scopello is a picturesque fishing village, which in particular during low season has preserved its 'sleepy' authenticity. It is an ideal destination for those who value untouched nature as well as being close to the sea and to some of Sicily’s well-known sights.

Monreale, for example, a town rich in history, with its royal palace, Benedictine monastery and fascinating Norman cathedral is just over an hour's drive (ca. 60 km) from Scopello. The archaeological site of Segesta is about 30 km off.

Scopello with its partly shingle, partly sandy bathing bays lies on the route from Castellammare del Golfo, the municipality it belongs to, to nature reserve Riserva dello Zingaro.

The tonnara of Scopello, the former tuna harbor you pass on your way, used to be a small village of its own with a small chapel and living quarters for the fishermen.

Scopello is not a village in the ordinary sense, but developed from a so-called baglio, which in former times was a walled country estate built around a courtyard and resembling a small fortress.

These 'architectural ensembles' have often been modified and nowadays are home to small B&Bs with restaurants and souvenir shops in the inner courtyards.

In July and August, a lot may be going on at Scopello. Outside these months, however, you more often than not see couples and families strolling through the village, maybe stopping at a café or restaurant to gather strength for their hiking tours through Riserva dello Zingaro.

Castellammare del Golfo with its beautiful harbor and lots of restaurants and shops is the nearest larger town and about 12 km from Scopello.

Our tip

Restaurant N’Tonia (main piazza Castellammare del Golfo) - Delicious dishes created by owner Antonella, for example: antipasti with sardines; main dish: orata (gilthead seabream) baked in tasty lemon sauce; dessert: home-made, typically Sicilian cannolo (pastry filled with ricotta).

Although this may sound like a rich evening meal, it is in fact light Mediterranean cuisine. So after dinner you will still be 'light on your feet', when taking a stroll along the harbor.

 Location

 

 Accommodations

Our accommodations at Scopello

Villa Flora
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 8 pers.
Distance to the sea2 km
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities6 km
Distance to the town centre6 km
Price range750-1.565 Euro
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