The ancient tuna fishing facility and rock stacks at Scopello, Trapani Province, Sicily
Rocks of Science
In addition to these rock stacks (or faraglioni, as they are called in Italian) being associated with the cyclops Polyphemus and Homer’s crafty Odysseus, they are also part of a nature preserve and research area owned by University of Catania. The largest of the faraglioni (pictured left), the island of Lachea, has been a biological…
Morning in Scopello
A view of the tonnara at Scopello in the morning sunlight.
Enchanting Sicily, Day 1
I am thrilled because our September 2015 Experience Sicily tour starts here at Scopello! Not only is it the site of this ancient tuna fishery and breathtaking “faraglioni,” or rock stacks, but it’s also the site of a charming village with artsy shops and local tratorrie in which you can duck in and out of…