Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Sicily has to say about the Golfo Di Castellammare:
“Saved from development and road projects by local protests, the tranquil Riserva Naturale dello Zingarois the star attraction on the gulf. Sicily’s and Italy’s first nature reserve, Zingaro’s wild coastline is a haven for the rare Bonelli’s eagle along with 40 other species of bird. Mediterranean flora dusts the hillsides with wild carob and bright yellow euphorbia, and hidden coves, such as Marinella Bay, provide tranquil swimming spots.
The main entrance to the park is 2km from Scopello. There are several walking trails, which are detailed on maps available for free at the entrance.
Once home to tuna fishers, Scopello now mainly hosts tourists, although outside of peak summer season it retains some of its sleepy village atmosphere. Its port is extremely picturesque, with a rust-red tonnara (tuna processing plant) and faraglioni (rock spires) rising out of the water.”
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