The beauty of the coast, the proximity to the most famous historical sites and cities of art in western Sicily, without neglecting good food, make Scopello the ideal destination for those who want to immerse themselves in a Sicilian holiday.
Within a short distance, it is possible to reach the aforementioned places independently or by booking a tour for the chosen destination directly at the reception.
Built-in the thirteenth century, the trap of Scopello is one of the most important and ancient in all of Sicily. It is possible to access it by paying an entrance ticket, including a visit to the Tonnara museum, to be able to immerse yourself in the blue waters protected by the stacks while enjoying a breathtaking view.
distance: 2 km
The small seventeenth-century village of Scopello whose name derives from the stacks of rocks (in Latin scopulus, in Greek scopelos) has about 80 residents and develops around the baglio (from the Latin balarm, fortress), where today there are cafes, restaurants, small shops and boutiques
distance: 2 km
Established in 1981, Zingaro Nature Reserve was the first protected natural area in Sicily. Limestone rocks overlooking the sea, small inlets and pebble beaches, characterize this stretch of coast among the most beautiful and famous on the island. A popular destination for snorkeling or diving enthusiasts, access to the Reserve is possible via the two entrances (south from Scopello, north from San Vito), paying a ticket or, alternatively, from the sea through organized tours or boat rentals.
distance: 3.5 km
Overlooking the gulf of the same name, the town of Castellammare del Golfo was born as a commercial port of ancient Segesta (Emporium Segestanorum). The heart of the city is the port, from which you can admire the characteristic urban amphitheater fabric. Here is the imposing Castle, now a museum, and home to a very suggestive event, the historical re-enactment of the miracle of the Madonna del Soccorso, which in 1718 put an attack by enemy English ships to escape. The event takes place on 13 July and is repeated approximately every two years.
distance: 7 km
An ancient city founded by the Elimi, Segesta today preserves, within the archaeological park, a Doric-style temple and a Hellenistic theater, partly excavated in the rock of the hill. Other excavations have brought to light a Hellenistic-Roman town and a medieval village. A piece of Magna Graecia overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare
distance: 20 km
An ancient Phoenician and Greek city, perched 750 m high on the mountain of the same name, Erice is universally recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Defended by the castle of Venus, by ramparts and walls, the city is a labyrinth of cobbled streets and passages so narrow that only one man can pass through. The fame of Erice is due not only to its objective charm but also to the ancient craft traditions (manufacturing of fabrics and ceramics) and confectionery, it is also the seat of the Ettore Majorana center, an important cultural and scientific center.
distance: 35 km
The salt pans extend over territory between the cities of Trapani and Marsala, inside the ancient activity of extraction of sea salt that originates with the Normans is carried out. Partly managed by the WWF, the reserve is also an area that offers shelter to numerous species of migratory birds. Of great importance is the ancient city of Mozia (of Phoenician origin), located on the island of San Pantaleo, within the reserve. Mozia, which in ancient times was a very important trading center, is today an extraordinary archaeological site which, after the purchase by the Whitaker Foundation, houses the museum of the same name.
distance: 40 km
The Egadi Islands, Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo (and other smaller islands) are archipelago located about 7 km from the coast, between the cities of Trapani and Marsala. The islands are set in beautiful crystal clear waters that are home to rich marine flora and fauna. These characteristics make this archipelago a perfect destination for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. It is possible to reach them with daily excursions, participating in different types of tours or reaching one of the islands by hydrofoil starting from the port of Trapani.
distance: 35 km (port of Trapani)
Hometown of couscous, the small town of San Vito develops along the famous white sand beach that makes the seawater particularly crystal clear. In San Vito every year the Cous Cous Fest is held, the International Festival of Cultural Integration, an appointment that has been renewed for decades.
distance: 40 km
Characterized by numerous dominations, the millennial history of the Sicilian capital has given the city an immense and varied monumental artistic heritage. From Art Nouveau villas to magnificent Spanish palaces, from Roman archaeological excavations to Arab-Norman mosaics, from prehistoric remains to the Baroque of medieval palaces and much more. This mixture of styles makes Palermo an obligatory stop on your trip to Sicily
distance: 60 km
Selinunte, an ancient Greek city and rival of Segesta, was in the past one of the most important trading ports in the Mediterranean. Today its archaeological park, which covers about 270 hectares, is one of the largest in Europe.
distance: 70 km