Lo Zingaro Beach (Cala dell'Uzzo / Cala Tonnarella)
Located due west of Palermo on a rugged peninsula is Lo Zingaro, Sicily’s first ever Nature Reserve. It stretches 7 kilometres northwest along the coast from Scopello to San Vito Lo Capo, at the tip of the headland. The area is said to be one of the most dramatic and beautiful in Sicily.
The Lo Zingaro coastline is pitted by several bays and coves most notable of which areCala dell’Uzzo and Cala Tonnarella. These are all backed by sheer rocky cliffs which have eaten away by winds and sea over time. The pebble beaches mean that the seas remain clear and turquoise, making the area perfect for swimming or just relaxing and gazing at the view for those who have made the journey to this remote point.
The surrounding nature reserve is popular for walking and birdwatching. Along with sea birds you may spot eagles, peregrine falcons, partridges, kestrels and owls.
On your way to Lo Zingaro, you might want to stop in the village of Scopello and pick up a local speciality sandwich, known as a pane cunzato. It’s the perfect picnic in this most beautiful spot in northwest Sicily.
San Vito Lo Capo
Also known as:
Cala dell'Uzzo / Cala Tonnarella
- Diving & snorkelling
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