The TONNARA DI SCOPELLO is located close to Riserva dello Zingaro, in the territory of Castellammare del Golfo. During your visit you will discover the history that makes this place a unique testimony of the tradition of tuna fishing. The complex, naturally protected by the two stacks, was also guarded by two watchtowers, one from the Middle Age and the other from the 15th century.
The buildings leaning against the rock on which stands the watchtower show that the first activities
of the Tonnara date back to the 13 th century.
Between the 15th and 16th centuries, after the acquisition by the Sanclemente family, the Tonnara
underwent considerable changes. The family arranged the works for the construction of additional spaces, which, together with the old nucleus, make up the baglio of the Tonnara.
Later the whole complex was left to the Jesuits. Additions to existing buildings were carried out, such as the small church, the warehouses for the boat storage and the building used for the accommodation of the fishermen.
In 1874 several families, among which the Florio, won the Tonnara in a public auction. The Florio family increased the fishing productivity, thanks to a good administration and the use of better fishing tools. The “Palazzina Florio”, precisely, was commissioned by the family to lodge the
administrative offices. The Tonnara di Scopello tells the tradition of the local economy in a unique landscape, surrounded by Sicilian nature and its crystal-clear water.
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