In late May, we escaped to Sicily to relax before the wedding, our own wedding, and to get a little vacation before the busy summer. We bought plane tickets and searched for accommodation on Airbnb. We found a place outside the small village of Scopello, located on the outskirts of Palermo. Perfect getaway for us and close to a lot of attractions. It was the perfect place to start and end our days.
Scopello is located close to Sicily’s first national reserve, filled with a lot of hiking trails and stunning natural beach coves.
Scopello is also close to Castellammare fishing port. We got up early on day to welcome the fishermen when they came into harbour. We stood there and watched their everyday conversations with each other, how they showed off their catch of the day and selected the best once’s for sale. Next to the harbor was a small local fish restaurant in a shed. We ate perhaps the tastiest fish in Sicily at that place.
The next day, we went so explore the nature reserve Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. In total, it took four hours to walk one way, but we stopped at different beach coves along the way, sunbathed and swam the turquoise water. It was a beautiful hike but so hot! We brought a picnic from the local grocery van in Scopello. Olives and cheese…Mmmm yummy! Stay tuned for more.