Unspoilt countryside, small coves of white beach and breathtaking views. The stretch of north-western coast of Sicily, which extends from Scopello, Erice, is the ideal place for those who want to spend a holiday close to nature, history and flavors.
To reach this area of the island you can choose the airport in Palermo and Trapani. If you love nature and want to start this trip with a visit to the Zingaro Nature Reserve, the first in Sicily, the advice is to land in Palermo and reach one of two entrances. The south entrance is a few km from Castellammare del Golfo, which is reached in just over an hour's drive from the capital and is loved by tourists, especially for the sea and picturesque bays that alternate along the coast. Along the way, to the entrance, you will be impressed by the beauty of the stacks of Scopello, three rocks that rise from the sea is quiet.
When you reach the ticket office, a map indicates the number of paths that can be addressed in close contact with nature. An idea to start with an impressive visit this oasis of nature, and head to haul Capreria, a small beach which is accessed on foot with a pleasant walk. The hours of sunrise and sunset are the best times to visit this pristine place. To be comfortable and avoid up early idea may be to sleep in a bed & breakfast in the area, maybe in the village of Scopello, a small group of houses that seem to have stopped in time which is a few cars from Gypsy. In the reserve are so many places to visit that is difficult to make the best choice.
Please consult a guide on booking you will lead to the discovery of the most picturesque and most interesting museums. As one of the plot, for example, where you can see handmade items by local artisans. Or one that is dedicated to the manna in the space that was once a farmhouse. A small building that contains the whole history of this local product whose cultivation dates back to Arab rule, and presumably, in Sicily, it became one of the most important products in the second half of the 800.
If you like hiking you can choose one of the guided trips that are organized during (almost) all year: from October to December and from March to June. The area north of the reserve is worth a visit. Especially because, near the entrance to the north, you can visit San Vito lo Capo. A destination not to be missed, not only for its white sandy beach and its clean sea, which in summer attracts many tourists, but also for its tasty dish. To taste the cous cous you can choose the restaurant Ghibli, reported as one of the best in the area.
Before you nock with their hands in "mafaradda. It is then seasoned with garlic, olive oil, lemon, spices and some fragrant bay leaf. Then, the mixture is allowed to rest in couscousiera terra cotta, is cooked and served.
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