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Abandoned, Run Down & Beautiful

I love this place. If you're after easy parking, shops, kiosks, restaurants, cafes, loud tourists... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
ItaliaA70
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Brisbane, Australia
Very particular hotspot

The Tonnara has a very unique scenario, it's an abandoned tuna fishing place with a very small spot... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Lala A
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Zarbo di Mare, 91010, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Don't expect to find a parking lot nearby! Better walk for a while and you will be rewarded. Nowadays the "Tonnara" is only a remain of a big factory where tuna was taken and processed. Some 50 fishermen and workers used to live there. Activities...More

4  Thank albertomK4055HV
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

A lovely spot but got whacked by jellyfish and didn't return. The Bay of SantaMargherita had good enough snorkeling

1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

It felt like I was back home in Hawaii. I will return.... I spent the entire afternoon there driving from Palermo. Aloha Konaboyz Honolulu, Hawaii

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I love this place. If you're after easy parking, shops, kiosks, restaurants, cafes, loud tourists with Australian, American, German or English accents, then don't come here. The reason this place is so good is everyone is here for the same reason, to relax in the...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Tonnara has a very unique scenario, it's an abandoned tuna fishing place with a very small spot to swim. Rocks, shoes needed! Panorama is beautiful!

1  Thank Lala A
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Not much left to see. Nice place to check out. Not much parking. Could be a good spot to fish as that's what I saw a few locals doing. We stop by on our way to the reserve, spent maybe 20 minutes on site.

Thank 458kadeh
Reviewed 15 November 2015

15 minutes drive by car from San Vito Lo Capo just off the road to Zingaro Reserve toward the shore. Despite the ravishingly beautiful natural surroundings this ruined tonnara has the feel of a haunted house to its spooky exteriors. All entryways to the ruins...More

2  Thank Califordan
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

A lovely spot but got whacked by jellyfish and didn't return. The Bay of SantaMargherita had good enough snorkeling

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Not that much to see but the remains show a piece of a different Sicily and the view towards Zingaro is amazing.

Thank Sorin-Sfetcu
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Don't expect to find a parking lot nearby! Better walk for a while and you will be rewarded. Nowadays the "Tonnara" is only a remain of a big factory where tuna was taken and processed. Some 50 fishermen and workers used to live there. Activities...More

4  Thank albertomK4055HV
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Don't know really why to see it (why did I bother?). Maybe from the boat have a glance at it, knowing that fishermen used it to produce tuna meat back in the days... But that all...

1  Thank olliemat
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