Castellammare del Golfo is a lovely little Sicilian coastal town along the northwest harbour of Sicily, close to Balestrate. The city’s view is dominated by it’s old Castello, it’s biggest attraction.
In the summer period the harbour comes to life at night while in the morning you can see a lot of fishermen going out onto the sea in their typical blue and white fishing boats. During the night, the harbour becomes a pedestrian zone, where you can visit a lots of bars, pubs and restaurants. The corso is also a nice area for a walk, then there are two sandy beaches, not so far from one another.
Castellammare del Golfo is also an excellent starting point for exploring all the cultural attractions in the area. For example, you can easily reach the famous nature reserve Lo Zingaro, or the small town of Scopello, where you can go scuba diving, or take a boat trip. There’s a ton of other locations nearby worth visiting, like the medieval town of Erice, the temple and amphitheatre of Segesta, the archeological park in Selinunte, the salt pans (saline) near Marsala, the cathedral of Monreale, downtown Palermo and many more! You will find more information about these locations in other articles on our site.
The name of Castellammare del Golfo means that they have been forced into the sea – the core of the city center is a fortress surrounded by two different frames, high walls.
The town of Trapani or Palermo Airport is within easy reach of Castellammare del Golfo. If you are an adventurer, there is nothing but San Vito Lo Capo Peninsula to arrive at the hiking trails of the Zingara Reserve.
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