Visiting Scopello and nature reserve Lo Zingaro

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When you are in Sicily, be sure to visit Scopello, a picturesque town near Castellammare del Golfo in the province of Trapani. Scopello has a quiant baglio with various bars and restaurants and a bakery where you can buy delicious pani cunzatu (a typical local, Sicilian bread, topped with tomato, onion, olives, anchovies and spices).

The old baglio in Scopello
The Chiesa Maria Santissima delle Grazie

Classic car tours are regularly organized in the region, so the town of Scopello is often visited by many classic automobiles.

Classic cars in Scopello
The cozy little town was once famous for its tuna fishing, but now, tuna fishing is no more than a vague memory of the past. The still famous tonnara dates from the heyday of tuna fishing. This magical location was also the setting for a scene in the movie Ocean’s Twelve with George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
The tonnara of Scopello
Old watchtowers on the rocks near the tonnara
One of the watchtowers near the tonnara
A collection of old anchors at the Scopello tonnara

We organize boat trips for our guests through diving center Cetaria. Admire Scopello, the tonnara, the faraglioni (typical rockery in the sea) and the nature reserve Lo Zingaro from the water. You can also get a sea baptism (your first dive in not too deep water with an English speaking instructor) at the tonnara .

One of our guests receives a sea baptism (first dive) near the tonnara.
The coastline of Scopello near the tonnara
The famous faraglioni near Scopello

Nature reserve Lo Zingaro (Riserva naturale orientata dello Zingaro) is located near Scopello. Lo ZIngaro is a beautiful area with breathtaking sea views (Golfo di Castellammare). There are also several bays with “hidden beaches”, so you can combine a walk with a wonderful dip in the clear water of the azure blue sea!

One of the many bays and hidden beaches in the nature reserve
You can not only enjoy the beautiful nature, but also a beautiful sea view.
One of the many mini palm trees (palm nane) in the Lo Zingaro nature reserve and one of the beaches
Het heuvelachtige landschap in de buurt van Scopello

On the following page you’ll find many more photos we took during a walk in Nature reserve Lo Zingaro.

Our holiday accommodations are located close to Scopello, from a 5- to a 30-minute drive. Check out our search & book page and find the perfect holiday apartment, villa or holiday home in sunny Sicily!

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