Road-trip Sicily Part 3

Riserva naturale dello Zingaro & Scopello 

A Must do when you are around the North Coast of Sicily: stop at Scopello and hike through the natural reserve Riserva dello Zingaro.

You can get a ticket to the natural reserve and hike through Sicilian vegetation with a breath-taking view over the sea. The reward for the hot walk is down at one of several bays with crystalline waters. Enjoy the pics below and imagine what it would be like being there.

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Sightseeing: you can get a ticket to the tonnare (in the picture below), the place where tuna fish is brought to right after being fished and being prepared before sold at the market.

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Trapani – Scopello

If you wanna avoid staying overnight at the famous San Vito Lo Capo, beautiful but over-touristy then I recommend Scopello, the perfect slow tourism alternative. Scopello is a tiny village with a breath-taking view over the sea and only a couple of hundred hotel beds. Make sure to call in advance at your favourite hotel to check room availability.

Because there was no more rooms available, we spend a couple of nights at the agriturismo (a combination of the words for “agriculture” and “tourism” in Italian — is a style of vacationing in farm house resorts) just outside of Scopello. Tenute Plaia with its simple rooms trumps at the table with very refined and genuine food as well as their own wines.

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Taormina – Ramo d’aria Country Hotel

Sleep: at Ramo d’aria Country Hotel a “branch of air” on the slopes of the Etna. Again, we avoided staying in the over-pricy Taormina center instead, drove a bit offsite and spend the last couple of days in a truly simple but luxurious country hotel with a great pool, modern and minimal rooms and amazing food.

Eat: the hotel has an amazing restaurant with a female chef at very competitive prices. Let the pictures convince your palate.

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