We were two couples travelling in low season (rainy November). Despite our arrival during a torrential downpour, we found shelter, warmth, and an unforgettable experience at Tonnara di Scopello. The caretaker Mohammed was very welcoming and was able to communicate well enough in French, which made up for our very limited Italian vocabulary. We stayed in two sea-front rooms: Ancore and Sotto la Torre. They were just lovely. The reservation office in Palermo provided excellent advice and service in English. The property is run as an historic site by a cooperative. The main drawback of not being run as a hotel is that reservations can't be confirmed without making a deposit by wire transfer, which is costly. We took our chances that there would still be vacancy the day we arrived, and we were in luck. Businesses in Scopello were closed for the low season (as, it seems, is the case in most Sicilian towns), so our accommodation included morning espresso drinks and croissants. The opportunities for photography are endless. For cat lovers, there are plenty of kittens on the property too. I would happily go back there for an extended retreat. The tonnara would be an inspiring place to write, paint, or simply contemplate the sea.
- Also Known As:
- Tonnara Di Scopello Hotel Scopello
- Tonnara Di Scopello Sicily