THE TOURIST PORT AND THE SEA PROTAGONISTS
From beaches, to rocky coves, every sea lover will find his/her garden of Eden
Castellammare del Golfo is a small town on the harbour of the same name, steeped in history and culture. Ancient emporium of Segesta and colony of the Elymians, it became one of the most important centres for trade on the Mediterranean and over time experienced the domination of many populations.
Only 45 minutes from Palermo and 35 from Trapani, Castellammare del Golfo is a place where the sea is the undisputed protagonist, from the sandy beaches to the rocky coves up to the protected area of the famous Lo Zingaro nature reserve.
Hotel Sopra le Mura looks onto The marina with its pubs and restaurants and becomes a magnificent place for a traditional lunch based on the catch of the day, while in the evening, the ideal place for an aperitif overlooking the sea, perhaps at the kiosk near the boutique hotel. At night it is the centre of the city's nightlife. Every day numerous boats leave the harbour for the Faraglioni (stacks) of Scopello and for the Lo Zingaro Nature reserve, an experience that is a must while on holiday in Castellammare del Golfo.
DISCOVER CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO THE ALLEYS AND THE CULINARY TRADITIONS
The best way to discover the city and its magical atmosphere is to walk through its narrow streets and go up its steps, looking for picturesque views.
If you want to admire the beautiful view of the Gulf, the largest in Sicily, the ideal place is the 'Belvedere' panorama looking over the town. You will be fascinated by the deep blue colour that blends in with the sky, by the majestic churches and the castle that rise above the urban fabric and by the Mediterranean vegetation that surrounds it.
While on holiday in Castellammare del Golfo, it is mandatory to taste at least one of the many culinary specialties. For example, the 'cassatelle' filled with ricotta cheese and chocolate drops which will give you the sublime taste of a traditional Sicilian pastry.