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Castellammare del Golfo

  • Panoramic Point
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This town, which rises on the gulf of the same name, finds its identity in the sea. Founded as a marine trading centre for the traders of the nearby Segesta, watch towers and defensive bulwarks of the castle are reflected in its sea. And it is the sea where life is led, and which animates the summer evenings. In the surrounding area, archaic landscapes are still conserved, like the village of Scopello, set on a rock which overlooks the stacks and an old tonnara (tuna warehouse). Part of the Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro – Oriented Nature Reserve of the Zingaro falls into the territory of Castellammare where, next to the uncontaminated beaches considerable endemic manifestations of flora and fauna are to be found. For potholing lovers, the caves of Mount Inici with extremely deep “orridi” (ravines), underwater lakes and extremely suggestive views are not to be missed.

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The beauties di (en)Castellammare del Golfo

Saint joseph Festival, la vampata Castellammare del Golfo
VAMPATE DI SAN GIUSEPPE
On the evening of the 18 March, to honour San Giuseppe, a fire with high flames - the vampata is...
Chiesa del Rosario, bassorilievo Church of Rosario,bass-relief Castellammare del Golfo
BASSORILIEVO GAGINESCO DEL '400
Above the entrance door of the small church of Madonna del Rosario, known as di l’Agnuni one can...
Scopello, baglio Castellammare del Golfo
BAGLIO DI SCOPELLO
The baglio, typical rural construction with an internal courtyard, situated on the site of an...
Red marble of Sicily Castellammare del Golfo
CAVE DI MARMO
Part of the territory is in the extraction area of the Rosso di Sicilia marble, used in all the...
Steps Castellammare del Golfo
ANTICHE SCALINATE
Even today, steps link the different quarters and lead down to the sea.
RNO dello Zingaro Castellammare del Golfo
RISERVA NATURALE ORIENTATA LO ZINGARO
Part of the Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro – Oriented Nature Reserve of the Zingaro...
Scopello, towers Castellammare del Golfo
TORRI DI AVVISTAMENTO
Coastal landscape Castellammare del Golfo
LA COSTA
The coastal landscape in the shape of an amphitheatre, of the gulf of Castellammare frames the...

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