Scopello is a small village situated on a hill overlooking the sea. There are only a selected few holiday homes Scopello and villas in Scopello, each of which surrounds a spectacular 16th century "baglio" (antique fortified construction with a large courtyard), nowadays hosting classical music and jazz concerts during the summer evenings. There is no shortage of services in this small inhabited city: there are restaurants, bars, banks, a post office, newspaper stands, medical emergency centres, as well as shops where you can find a selection of ceramics and typical local food produce. As villas in Taormina, it is really hard to buy a holidays home in Scopello , in fact this is one the harder spot of Sicily real estate market.
It was the Arabs who initially founded Scopello, whose name appears to derive from the Greek "scopelos" (rock), the Latin "scopellum" (rock) and the Arab "iscubul iactus" (tall rock), above the ruins of the city of Cetaria ("city of tuna"). It was also the Arabs who renovated the tuna fishery, whose watchtowers have been built in the spectacular cove encircled by the surrounding stacks. The towers date back to different eras, in the past constituting an important element of the area's military defence. Today they offer a particularly charming addition to the landscape which includes nature, history and mystery. Scopello is the ideal place to spend a holiday in a home holidays Scopello, renting villas in Scopello with pool, a bed and breakfast Scopello or perhaps in more common accommodation in one of the rare hotels surrounding the village. As already mentioned, there are few villas in Scopello and few home holidays Scopello, and it is therefore always difficult to find availability, above all during the summer months. We therefore recommend searching for and booking Sicily beach villas in Scopello or a bed and breakfast Scopello, as early as possible.