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WHAT TO SEE IN THE SURROUNDINGS

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Castellammare del Golfo

Pearl of western Sicily, it enchants visitors with its Mediterranean charm, millennia-old history, and unspoiled nature. Located on the Gulf of Trapani, this town offers an unforgettable experience to those who wish to immerse themselves in the authentic beauty of Sicily.

castello arabo normanno

The Arab-Norman Castle of Castellammare del Golfo: a dive into Sicilian history Built in the 10th century, the Arab-Norman Castle dominates the gulf with its medieval architecture. Walk among the walls, visit the Norman chapel, and climb the tower for a breathtaking panorama. A journey through history not to be missed!

Useful information:

  • Open every day 9:00-19:00

  • Admission fee required

  • Accessible on foot in the historic center

Tip: guided tour for a deeper understanding of the history.

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la chiesa madre

Baroque splendor between sky and sea

This baroque church from the 1700s, designed by Giuseppe Mariani, dominates the historic center. Admire the classical façade, the cross vaults and the polychrome marble altars. The wooden crucifix and the frescoes by Velasquez are not to be missed.

 

Useful information:

  • Open every day 8:00-20:00

  • Free entry

  • Historic center, easily reachable on foot

Tip: guided tour to learn more.

torre bennistra

Standing guard on the coast of Castellammare del Golfo since the 16th century, the Bennistra Tower offers a breathtaking panorama of the Gulf of Trapani. An ancient watchtower, nestled in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, which provides a dive into Sicilian history and nature.

Useful information:

  • Opening hours: variable depending on the time of year. It is recommended to check the Zingaro Nature Reserve website for updated hours.

  • Ticket: Admission to the tower is free.

  • How to get there: The tower is reachable on foot by following a hiking trail inside the Zingaro Nature Reserve. The trail is approximately a 1.5-hour round trip.

Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. The view from the tower makes every effort worthwhile!

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makari

Makari, nestled in the beauty of the Zingaro Nature Reserve, is a seaside village that captivates the heart with its authentic charm.

White houses climb the hills, overlooking a crystal-clear sea that offers breathtaking views. A paradise for relaxation lovers, where time seems to stand still among picturesque streets and the aromas of Mediterranean cuisine.

riserva dello zingaro

A natural jewel immersed in the blue of the Mediterranean: the Zingaro Nature Reserve is an unspoiled oasis that delights all the senses. Seven kilometers of wild coastline, between Scopello and San Vito Lo Capo, where crystal-clear sea, hidden coves, and Mediterranean vegetation intertwine in a breathtaking panorama.

A paradise for hiking enthusiasts: trails immersed in nature lead you to discover enchanting coves, such as Cala Mazzo, Cala Disa, and Cala Uzzo.

For sea lovers: snorkeling and diving will allow you to explore the seabed rich in marine life. Cala Rossa, with its turquoise water and submerged cave, is a must-visit for enthusiasts.

Unspoiled nature: the Zingaro Nature Reserve is a refuge for numerous animal and plant species. Walking along the trails, you can admire falcons, seagulls, and a rich Mediterranean flora.

An experience not to be missed: the Zingaro Nature Reserve is a magical place that will captivate you with its wild beauty and atmosphere of peace.

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