Scopello is one of the most beautiful hamlet 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 gates (the other is San Vito Lo Capo) of the most important and fascinating natural reserve in Sicily: Zingaro (photo), where one can enjoy many grogeous coves.
Zingaro cove, photo by sikeliakali CC BY 2.0
Just 3 kms from the house here it is one of the most beautiful Siciliane beaches: Guidaloca (photo)
Guidaloca, photo by Roberto Dia
Trapani, a very nice town, is at about 30 km’s away.
From Trapani departs the ferry for the amazing Egadi islands.
Just 20 km’s and here it is San Vito Lo Capo, a masterpiece of tourism in Sicily with its gorgeous sandy beaches.
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)!!!
Palermo, the wonderful Sicilian capital, is about 60 kms away
Worth a visit the archeological area of Segesta (25 km): temple, theatre, mosquee
40 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.
Are you hungry?
That’s my menù: Cous Cous with fish
The 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.