Una giornata a Scopello

From the top of a hill, the small and charming village of Scopello dominates the landscape that sweeps across the entire Gulf of Castellammare.

Built near the mythical city of Cetaria, its name either comes from the Greek term “Skopelòs” or from the Arabic “scubul” which both mean “rock”.

Visitors find themselves welcomed by the suggestive inlet of Guidaloca with its old tower that dominates the promontory and used to protect the town from danger coming from the sea.

The baglio, a typical rural building with an internal courtyard built on the site of an Arab farmhouse, enriches the landscape of the small village. Other gems that deserve to be truly enjoyed are  the small central square and the ancient drinking trough.