Scopello Castellammare Del Golfo Travel Guide
Looking back towards the mountains
CDM"s lovely beach and harbour
High noon on Corso Garibaldi
Scopello risen at the end of the 18th century around the "baglio", on a previous arab country house (Sicily is full of baglio). The name of Scopello probably derives from the Greek "scopelos" (rock), from the Latin "scopellum" (rock) and from the arab "iscubul iactus" (high...
Tonnara and Tower part 2
There are some towers in this area and probabaly they were part of a system of defense and communication distributed along all the perimeter of the Sicily: communicating among the fire, by night and with the smoke during the day, The oldest, probably built up by the Arabs to...
Tonnara and Tower part 1
The "tonnara" (thunny-fishing structure), known since a long time ago, worked until few years ago, together with the"baglio", the buildings and the warehouses. The zone has been known since ancient times because of the abundance of tunnys, which were fished in its sea, so...
Hotel Cala Marina: Memorable for all the right reasons
This hotel has achieved a perfect formula that results in consistent guest satisfaction. I thought that so many good reviews were maybe to good to be true but now that my time has come to review it, I just can't find enough superlatives. Location: Hotel Cala Marina is in the...
Hotel Punta Nord Est: Hotel Punta Nord Est in Castellamare del Golfo
We stayed for a week at the Hotel Punta Nord Est in Castellamare del Golfo. For a double room we paid 94 euros a night. The room was ok, with a very nice bathroom and air conditioning. We got breakfast included, which was pretty good, and also free airport transfers to...
Pensione Tranchina: Warm and hospitable Pensione in superb location
Pensione Tranchina is everything that one could hope for from a Guesthouse is a tiny little town on the Sicilian Coast! The town is gorgeous and the sea nearby crystal clear and clean. The building is quaint, easy to find, centrally located, etc (not difficult to get to by...
Hotel Madariq: Excellent value
During one of our seemingly endless road trips around Sicily we came across Castallammare del Golfo and fell in love with it. We immediately decided that on our next trip to Sicily we would use it as a base. The following year, we were back but without anywhere to stayThe...
Before my trip I made some search on the B&b in Scopella.I put it some addresses I found, but I saw a lot of new B&b and Agriturismo signs in the area. Angelo Via Marco Polo 4 ScopelloCastellamare del Golfo Telefono (+039) 368 - 3654482 ScopelloVia Natale di Roma - Scopello...
The Tonnara: B&b
In Scopello and the surronding there are some bad & breackfast but in the hig season ( june-sept) and inthe Easter period or some italian vacation is better to have a reservation.In the tonnara there is a simply b&b, but they want a minimum of 4 days stay...the room are...
more expensive thant in other place
I tried to find a place with the normal sicilian price, but everywhere there is a 10% more minimum...I dined in a terrace restaurant, opened only during the summer and the quality was not so good...it's better to eat a Pane Cunzato.......that is more priced that in Palermo!
Written Dec 15, 2005
Cantina Aurelia: Nighttime = good time
Nighttime = good time
This place is really amazing due to it’s unbelievable choice in good beer, wonderful wines, sexy cocktails and charming owner Diego. Put all this ingredients together, add some good music and here it is: the most cozy place to be in Castellammare Del Golfo when the evening comes!
Diego is a very friendly guy, speaks a couple of European languages, makes incredible cocktails and is also able to help you if you want to rent a bike, take a dive or do some climbing and/or trekking in the beautiful surroundings.
In the summer they often organize live music evenings and you can also use your laptop on their wi-fi free spot.
Dress Code: no dress code
Written Jun 2, 2010
Address: C.so B. Mattarella 7 in Castellammare Del Golfo
Phone: +39 32 91 08 65 65
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- Beer Tasting
- Wine Tasting
- Food and Dining
Buses in the area
fredericjayatilaka 4 reviews
We used the bus to get around as we didn't have a hire car (which was very expensive, partly because I am under 25). We got buses from Castellamare del Golfo to Segesta, Reserva Natural dello Zingaro, Palermo and Trapani. We used three different bus companies for these journeys (Tarantola, AST and Russo). All the buses we got were bang on time, and all were cheap: about 7 euros for a return trip, each leg of which takes one hour. The bus drivers were friendly, even though we spoke no Italian. All the buses were air conditioned or had all the windows open, so they were comfortable.
The timetables were however a little inconvenient, and we had to get up early a few days. Also, the buses do not wait around, so you have to make sure you are at the bus station on time!
Written Jul 26, 2010
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- Budget Travel
Lots going on!
Favorite thing: Towns and villages in Sicily are full of people going about their business and Castellammare del Golfo is no exception
Written Aug 13, 2007