Tonnara of Scopello, not in use nowadays, was one of the first in Sicily to practice tuna fishing, even before the advent of the Romans. According to some historical sources, where now Tonnara is currently set, it stood the ancient city of Cetaria, which was already existing in the greek-roman era, that thanks to its strategic location could advantage of a sea full with fish. Centuries of culture and marine tradition are enclosed in the Tonnara of Scopello, a real charming place rich in history and legend. Today the Tonnara of Scopello is a touristic hotel complex and ideal location for filming movies and to set photo shoots.
Zingaro Natural Reserve Boat Excursions
We then carry on with exploring the coast of the Zingaro Natural Reserve where you will admire the large valleys, the semi-submerged caves and pebbly coves that , seen from the sea , resemble clearer hollows aside of the dolomite walls. The Reserve territory is characterized by a 7 km long coastline, starting from Cala Mazzo of Sciacca until Tonnarella of the Uzzo, and it mostly extends in the town of San Vito Lo Capo, then in the town of Castellammare del Golfo.
Zingaro Natural Reserve enchants for its harsh beauty, intense colors in every season, the white caves set in a turquoise sea, the ubiquitous dwarf palms, the lush Mediterranean vegetation, the tenacious olive trees and the majestic carob trees through which you can glimpse the graceful forms of farm houses. During the excursion, stops for snorkeling are provided upon request. To allow you to admire the beautiful landscape, we will cross at a slow pace: Tonnara of Scopello, Cala Capreria, Cala Disa, Cala Beretta, Cala Marinella and Cala of the Uzzo.
Scopello boat excursions and the Zingaro Natural Reserve.