Scopello is one of the most beautiful villages in the world!
A stone village by the sea where you can find shops, restaurants, markets and ... friendly locals!
Scopello is one of the two entrances (the other is San Vito Lo Capo) of the most important and fascinating natural reserve of Sicily: the Zingaro, where you can enjoy many "tropical" sandy coves.
The entrance of the reserve is just 3 kms awat from the villa.
In Scopello there are also many wonderful beaches as Guidaloca one (photo).
Guidaloca, photo by Roberto Dia
Castellammare del Golfo, a nice town with many good restaurants and shops, is 8 kms away.
Segesta a greek colony of the past, is 20 kms away: theatre, temple and mosquee.
Trapani, a very nice town, with its arabian style architecture, is almost 30 km’s away.
From Trapani departs the ferry for the amazing Egadi islands.
Erice (photo) that will get you in the middle ages, is 30km’s away. This medieval town is said the “town of love”, since here there was an eternal fire, just on top of the mountain, that from the VII B.C. attracted the sailors of the Mediterranean, due to the presence of the “ancelle di Venere” (handmaids of Aphrodite). You can still see the Pozzo di Venere (from where the eternal fire emanated) in the courtyard of the castle. In Erice you can have a walk in the past, along its narrow alleys, the megalithic town walls and … the Ericini (cookies)!!!
Custonaci a lovely town, famous all over the world for its fine marble, it 15 kms away.
Just 20 km’s and here it is San Vito Lo Capo, a masterpiece of tourism in Sicily with its gorgeous sandy beaches.
50 kilometers away from the villa you can approach Marsala and the Stagnone an archipelago where stands the island of Mozia, a masterpiece of archaeology and nature.
Palermo, the wonderful capital of Sicily, is 50 kms away
Are you hungry?
That’s my menù: Cous Cous with fish; Busiate pasta : or alla trapanese; or with the Zerro Grattato (fish); or with ragù di Maiale (pork); or allo scoglio (with sea fruits).
Pane condito “cunzatu” and a Rianata (a sort of pizza).
Sweets: sfinge; cassatelle fritte; biscotti di fico; cannoli siciliani; pasta reale; gelati and granite.