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Take a trip back in time to Tonnara di Scopello, the Mediterranean's only surviving traditional tuna fishery and a popular location for moviemakers. A medieval tower rises above the oleander-, olive-, and almond-lined property. The rocky bay is topped with prickly-pear-covered rocks. Stay overnight inside one of the original fishermen's rooms, take a guided tour through the museum, and explore the underwater archaeological museum on a diving tour of the bay. You can also arrange a sailing trip to the Zingaro Natural Reserve. Add Tonnara di Scopello to your Castellammare del Golfo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Castellammare del Golfo day trip planner.
Tonnara di Scopello Reviews
The Tonnara di Scopello is an old tuna fishing establishment, with several buildings right on the sea, which used to lodge the fishermen and their families. The site is gorgeous, with wonderful rock..... more »
This setting with the tuna sheds in the foreground, clear blue water and large rocks in the ocean is the definitive photo used whenever picturesque Scopello is written about It is lovely but... more »
5€ for the parking and 7€ per person for access to the beach. Unbelievable. We ended up in a smaller beach next to this for free. Beaches should be for free not paying to get access. I know people will say that the fee is for the services but I couldn't see a single umbrella down there.
Wonderful place. Unless you are a hotel guest, to need to park the car on the main road (there is a parking) and walk down for less than 10 minutes. You will be rewarded with a wonderful view and super clean water to dive in. There is no beach, only a small platform and some shadow. Not suitable for babies, but great for everyone else. Can get packed though.
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