Castellammare del Golfo – pretty village nearby
The marina with the medieval castle, bars and restaurnats with typical sicilian food is a beautiful place to spend an evening. In the morning you can see the fisherboads returning from the sea.
Trapani – famous easter processions
It takes about an hour by car to reach Trapani, the province capital. If you vistit Sicily in springtime you shold not miss the easter processions.
Erice – mystic medieval hilltop beauty
On the 750m high Mount Erice (one hour by car from Scopello) you find the remindings of teh legendary Venus Temple, the castle and an overwhelming view over the western sicilian coastline.
Segesta, ancient heritage
A few km south of Castellammare del Golfo the ancient dorian temple and the impressing amphiehteatre of the elymian village of Segesta are worth visiting.
The sicilian capital is a place of contrasts. Overwhelming normanic and arabic architcture, the lively markets in the city-centre, caotic traffic and the silence in the sanctuary of Santa Rosaliaon the top of Mount Pellegrino, which is overlooking the colourful city.