A TRIP TO SICILY, THE ISLAND OF THE SUN
Hotel Sopra le Mura is located in Castellammare del Golfo, in the north-western part of the island, with about the same distance from Trapani and Palermo and from their two airports. Discover unique places, landscapes that leave you in awe and special people who make hospitality their lifestyle.
Sicily is perfect all year round with summer that lasts five months on average. Why not treat yourself to a holiday to places that enchant tourists from all over the world. Our land offers natural and architectural spots of beauty, alternating between the rural villages that seem to have stopped in time to the dynamic and modern cities. A place of relaxation, sea and beaches, full of culture and above all, good cuisine and wines of great taste and character.
Castellammare del Golfo and its surroundings are perfect for romantic weekends for couples, as well as for the family, where the protagonists are children. Even a business trip can turn into a pleasant opportunity to get to know the true essence of this part of Sicily. Rely on the suggestions made by our staff of Hotel Sopra le Mura, who will only be glad to help you organize your excursions in the province of Trapani or Palermo. During your stay in our boutique hotel, we suggest you take the time to live the best experiences selected for you: from trekking through the Zingaro reserve, to the tasting of cous-cous in San Vito Lo Capo; from an archaeological walk through the sites of Segesta and Selinunte and to the tasting of the best wines from the cellars of Marsala.
The pastel-coloured sunsets overlooking the salt pans of Trapani, diving from the stacks of Scopello, the scent of orange blossom and jasmine on summer evenings and the intense flavour of cannoli in our best pastry shops are experiences, atmospheres and emotions to share and remember, in a nutshell, Sicily!
A fascinating and multifaceted UNESCO city, Palermo is the result of its millenary history which has been dominated culturally and contaminated by different peoples. Today, Palermo is a wonderful mix of history, culture and monuments, rich in food and wine, considered by many to be the capital of Mediterranean street food.
Located 750 metres above sea level, Erice is a small, medieval village that offers a wonderful landscape. The fortress overlooks the entire city of Trapani and on clear days the Egadi islands can be seen and admired. Trapani, its salt pans, the coral museum and the churches of the old town centre are a must for a perfect, Sicilian holiday.
The city of the landing of Garibaldi’s Thousand, the city of wine and Marsala, the city of salt pans, the city where Africa meets Christian culture and the Baroque art of churches. If you find yourself in the western part of Sicily, Marsala is a must to breathe in the real soul of the island.
Located 40 minutes by car from Castellammare del Golfo and the Hotel Sopra le Mura, San Vito Lo Capo is one of the most sought after destinations by tourists from all over the world because of its famous, white beach and crystal clear waters. The town is a lively centre especially during the summer and during the Cous-cous Festival, an event of international importance.
The archaeological site of Segesta capture’s the visitors eye with its majestic Doric temple, which rises on a hill, enhancing the landscape with an atmosphere that dates back to the history of the ancient Greeks. Segesta also preserves an ancient theatre, dating back to the third century B.C. which is still a set for plays and shows in the summer months. Segesta is only 10 minutes from Castellammare del Golfo.
Like a pearl immersed in nature, the Zingaro reserve is certainly one of the most coveted places to see for tourists who come to Castellammare Del Golfo. Lo Zingaro is a protected area, with an 8 km path taking you through unspoiled, Sicilian, nature which starts from Scopello and reaches San Vito Lo Capo, it also accessible by sea on boat excursions.
Scopello with its village, the stacks overlooking the sea and its ‘tonnara’-tunnery is one of the most important and one of the oldest in Sicily, it is an enchanting discovery just 15 minutes from the Hotel Sopra le Mura. Set on the coast, like a precious gem, it is a part of our territory that is worth a visit and which offers crystal clear waters and unique views, real slice of heaven.
Castellammare del Golfo is a small town on the harbour of the same name, where the sea is the protagonist. From sandy beaches to rocky coves, an Eden for every sea lover. The Marina which can be seen from Hotel Sopra le Mura is perfect during the day for a traditional lunch or an aperitif with a sea view, where at night, it becomes the centre of nightlife.