When you see Scopello with his sea , the tonnara from the 13th century and stacks , you seem to admire a painting. It is a small one seaside village immersed in the Zingaro Reserve. Let’s go now to find out what to see in Scopello.

1. The historic center of Scopello

Scopello, historic center
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Scopello, historic center
The square – xorge , CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Scopello, historic center
Daniele Pugliesi , CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Scopello, historic center
Daniele Pugliesi , CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Scopello, historic center
The beam – Daniele Pugliesi , CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The fulcrum of Scopello is its square, Neptune square from which the whole village develops. The town is worth visiting on foot, getting lost in the small streets where there is no shortage of children shops, clubs, wonderful viewpoints and restaurants . The village is very well kept, with typical houses, brick streets and many plants and flowers. Do not miss the panoramic point “Parco Rupestre Re Ferdinando”, a terrace surrounded by nature, from where you can admire the sea, the coast, the stacks and the trap, a show.

Pani cunzatu, scopello
Breads cunzatu – Daniele Pugliesi , CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Cannoli with ricotta
Cannoli with ricotta – Dan Bock , CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

You will find several restaurants, as well as takeaways where you can try good street food, such as pane cunzatu (stuffed bread). In this article you will find an interactive map with all the places to visit and recommendations on where to eat.

2. The stacks and the trap

Tonnara of Scopello
Tonnara of Scopello
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Tonnara of Scopello
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Tonnara of Scopello
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To visit the tonnara, you must leave your car in a nearby car park at a cost of 5 Euros. After that, a small path in the middle of nature awaits you to walk, which will give you a splendid view from above on this wonder of nature. The entrance to the tonnara costs 7 Euros and includes deckchairs (limited availability) and a guided tour. Sea shoes and masks are recommended for snokerling and admiring the beautiful backdrops. Please note that the place can be very busy, especially in August.

3. The Bennistra Tower

Torre Bennistra, Scopello
Path to the tower – Daniele Pugliesi , CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Torre Bennistra, Scopello
Panorama from the tower – Daniele Pugliesi , CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Torre Bennistra is part of a defense system together with other towers scattered throughout the territory and is only a 10-minute walk from Scopello (the path can be reached from the village parking lot). It dates back to the 16th century and was completely restored in 2015. From here you will have a wonderful 360 degree view of Scopello, the coast and the surrounding hills. Absolutely not to be missed.

4. The beaches of the Zingaro Nature Reserve

Riserva dello Zingaro
Tonnarella Dell’Uzzo – Emanuela Meme Giudic … , CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Near Scopello there is one of the 2 entrances to the Riserva dello Zingaro (the other is located in San Vito Lo Capo). Here you will find many beautiful coves surrounded by nature and the sea here is truly magnificent, absolutely recommended. To get there you will still have to walk through the reserve, so avoid the hot hours and don’t forget to bring water and tennis and beach shoes with you. The first coves are still located about 10 minutes on foot after parking the car. Near the entrance to the San Vito Lo Capo reserve, you will find the Cala Tonnarella dell’Uzzo , next to the other, near Scopello, the Cala Capreria . Here you can find the article on the Riserva dello Zingaro , with all the information you need to visit it.

5. Boat trip to Scopello

Zingaro Nature Reserve
Zingaro Nature Reserve
Scopello bay
Scopello bay
Scopello bay

Scopello bay can also be visited with a boat trip organized by the company Buena Vida . It starts from the port of San Vito Lo Capo and passes through the enchanting Riserva dello Zingaro. Departures in the morning at 9:30 or in the afternoon at 15:00. The duration is 4 hours and the price of 30.00 euros per person including aperitif. Prices and times may change .

Activities loved by tourists in the surrounding area or in Sicily in general

Interactive map of Scopello – Points of interest in purple

What to see around Scopello

Scopello is located in the province of Trapani. Here you will find listed the places to visit in Trapani and surroundings .

Typical dishes of the area

Here you can find some tips on what to eat in Trapani and surroundings , of which Scopello is part, here instead you find the typical Sicilian dishes.

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