One of the most attractive places for the tourist.
The Scopello’s Faraglioni represents one of the most attractive places for the tourist who wants to discover new natural paradises, it’s located in the north coast of Trapani. The Faraglioni are limestone rocks whose origin dates back to the geological era of Mesozoic (250-65 million years ago). The rocks are covered by a spontaneous vegetation of the surrounded area, they stand on a sea of unique colors with clear and pristine waters, in fact they have been rewarded by Legambiente’s “Vele Blu”.
Findings of ceramic, amphorae of Greek, Punic and African origins are the witness that the sea around the Faraglioni have been crossed by boats directed to Cetaria, a mythological city which name recalls the abundance of tuna, maybe it was located where today there’s the tuna-fishery.
The actual site of the tuna-fishery dates back to the XIII century, after it was expanded in the XV and XVI centuries by Sanclemente family and still today, under the management of Jesus’s Company, who took care at the realization of the fishers’ accommodation and little church. The maximum splendor of the Scopello Tuna-fishery was under the Florio’s family management who bought the most of the shares in 1874.
Since the sixty of the last century – because of the reduction in tuna transit and the increase in operating costs – it begins the slow and inexorable decline of the tuna-fishery which was “dropped” the last time in 1981. Since then, other emblematic events of the human nature had interested one of the most beautiful places of the western Sicily.
Today the Tuna-fishery is (other than accommodation facility and events location) a museum preserving boats, nets, anchors, tools, documents that are witness of a rich economy activity carried on by brave entrepreneurs and also by the work and suffering of fishermen who challenged the sea for survival.