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TRAPPETO END NEARBY
THE IDEAL POINT TO START VISIT WESTERN SICILY



A Travel to the Sunny Island

La Kalta B&B is located within a few Kms from the most outstanding natural, archeological and historical beauties of Sicily.

The ancient tunning-fish grounds of Scopello with its cobalt-blue water and magnificient stacks. The "Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro" where you will be brought into contact with uncontaminated nature of the mediterranean scrub.

Where the sea ends, 25 centuries of history open before your eyes





Trappeto


Trappeto lies in the western part of the island, over the route of Phoenicians, in the sea where Ulixes ventured out, among tunny fishing nets, islands and coral-reef. Dating back to the XV century, it took its name from the ancient "Trappetum Cannamelarum" a factory built in 1480 to extract and refine cane sugar, activity replaced in the following centuries by the production of olive oil. The first houses were mainly of fishermen, all around the Chiesa dell'Annunziata (Church of the Annunciation) (1680).
Set on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Trapani, Trappeto offers the visitors unforgettable sceneries, from the warm and sunny sandy beaches to the shores dropping to the sea, through suggestive itineraries rich in archeological and natural beauties, in the typical mediterranean climate of the island, which holds the record of sun in Europe.





Scopello and the Natural Park of "Zingaro"


SScopello, a sixteenth-century "baglio" (from bahal: courtyard), surrounded by a few houses, a small paved square, a stone trough. Higher up towards Mount Sparagio, the wood of Scopello, once home to deer, wolves and wild boars, recalls the hunting of Ferdinando III di Borbone King of the Two Sicilies, which transformed it into a royal hunting reserve. Scene of historical events, Scopello and its territory are surrounded by an aura of mystery powered by the legends and stories of the old country.
Centuries of seafaring tradition and culture are enclosed in the tonnara di Scopello. Lovely place, steeped in history and legend. According to authoritative sources, the tuna fishing was practiced even before the advent of the Romans and extended the mythical city of Cetaria, near the "tonnara", so called because of the abundance of pelagic fish. The latest "mattanza" in Scopello has happened in the eighties. The “Cialoma” (chanting of the tuna fishermen to increase their strength in pulling in the nets) still echoes among the warehouses that hold the equipment and boats, still in perfect working order.
Between Scopello and the S. Vito Lo Capo, is the Natural Reserve of Zingaro. Towering mountains, deep fjords, and wide valleys to the sea, are the 1600 hectares of uncontaminated nature of the park. Sheer cliffs, headlands, bays and white pebble beaches, alternating with caves following one another to the 7 km of coastline, are considered to be of great scientific interest and environmental. The reserve established in 1981, was the first protected natural area of the island; one of the few oases still intact and protected by speculation.



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Erice - Segesta - Selinunte


Erice - Small medieval town founded by Elimi. For the Romans it was the place of worship of love, with the castle of Venus where a legend says that Enea stopped during his journey to pay homage to the goddess.

Segesta - SThe setting of the richest centuries of history that the traditions of the island remember. Some significant traces of that past are still kept today: a doric temple and theatre. The theatre of Segesta, in particular, is the place par excellence for ancient Greek an Latin dramatic performances.

Selinunte - The ancient antagonist of Segesta, with it's monumental ruins, the great temples which dominate from the hill, its system of roads, its houses crowding the acropolis cut by the two valleys, is one of the most beautiful and representative archeological sites of the classical civilization (VII-IV centuries b.c.) is one of the widest parks in the word.



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Palermo


Sicily's chief town, is the city of art by antonomasia. A melting-pot for the civilizations which followed one another within its walls: Phoenicians, Punics, Romans, Arabians, who made of Palermo one of the largest and prosperous cities of the time. After the Norman conquest, which took place in 1072, Palermo became the residence of the emperor Frederick II of Swabia, one of the greatest of all time, and developed in a literary, philosophical and scientific centre. Protagonist of a cultural revival, Palermo today is fully engaged in the process of emerging to the attention of the international reality. Today, anybody who visits Palermo will read in the air and in the stones the love of the people for beauty.



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