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Apartment Alcova

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Phone: (0039) 0924 528373 Fax: (0039) 0924 528373

L'Alcova is an ancient and typical Sicilian construction situated in the historical borough of Scopello, at about 500 mt. in from the sea, with a splendid view on the "Faraglioni" and the "Tonnara".

  • Price from 185 EUR / Day
  • Capacity up to 6 people
  • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
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Last updated: 06/24/2009

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Overview

Sicily, its history , its myths, its land, its people: all this and more you will find, choosing to spend your vacation in this place and in particular if you want to get know Scopello.

"L'Alcova" is a historic residence dating back to X century, belonged to the "Noble" of this place and he was also in possession of "Baglio Isonzo", an ancient and typical Sicilian construction, once a rural site where in the past the social life of certain group of people mostly formed by families was performed. The house is situated in the village of Scopello, only at about 500m in the direct line from the sea and from the ancient "Tonnara" ( ancient tuna fishing) called by Greeks "Cetaria". This territory has some particular fascination for its natural beauty: crystal waters and characterized "Faraglioni" cliffs emerged from the sea waters, make this area very precious.

The house has retained the traditional connotations of the time in which it was conceived and these details make it unique. Indeed, the antic ceilings called "Volte" and the kitchen with the typical Sicilian "Maioliche" were restructured , also was recreated "L'alcova", antic bedroom of the owner's house. The house can be accessed through "Baglio" and the private garden , that is like a natural terrace with the view on "Faraglioni" and "Tonnara" of Scopello Bay. The Natural context of "Baglio" characterized by Mediterranean vegetation as "Macchia Mediterranea", high rocky coast, transparent sea waters, and air of the history that you can feel inside the house, brings the observer back in the past.

"L'Alcova" today, while retaining its original integrity, has been transformed into
elegant and full of charm sophisticated residence, and comfortably accommodate 6 persons. Created atmosphere of the house gives the guest a chance to live in a historic house but at the same time to have all necessary comforts and facilities.
The residence is composed by three double bedrooms, one of them is a suit with en-suit bathroom. The suit is a very spacious, the furniture consists of some antique and precious objects, that make environment more unique. The third bedroom is got styled in so called "alcova" with its colour and furniture, which made it different from other houses. The dinning zone spacious and comfortable with the angle for conversations, it is also adjacent to the terrace and garden, with the sight to a splendid panorama where the sun seems emerging from the sea and everything harmonizes with beauty of the nature.

In the spacious garden there is a barbeque area, perfect for meals in the open.
There are two comfortable bathrooms with shower and external laundry room.
The parking area is available in a courtyard of the house. The nice position of this apartment gives the possibility to visit different sightseeing and archeological sites such as Palermo, Castellammare del Golfo, Scopello, Segesta, Erice, Selinunte, Marsala, Agrigento. "L'Alcova" is 45 Km from Trapani and Palermo airport. The nearest city is Castellammare Del Golfo, it is about 5 Km from Scopello.

In the village ("Baglio") it is possible to do shopping as there are some shops and restaurants, where you can taste delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Indeed, the courtyard of "Baglio" characterized by the presence of restaurants, wine bars, pottery shops and clothing stores. These entertainments will make your stay in "Baglio" more comfortable and joyful, as it is in immediate vicinity from the house. But if you want an absolute privacy, "L'alcova" has a separate entrance and private garden for enjoying intimacy and also beauty of the sea.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
185 EUR
Highest Daily Price:
270 EUR
Lowest Weekly Price:
1300 EUR
Highest Weekly Price:
1900 EUR
Cleaning fee:
N/A
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Scopello is perhaps the more evocative and colorful place of the entire gulf of Castellammare.



It is a small village risen at the end of the 18th century around the "baglio", on a previous arab country house. I n the low-lying wonderful cove limited by the stacks and protected by old towers, there is the "tonnara" (thunny-fishing structure), known since a long time ago (it is mentioned in documents of the year 1200); it has worked until few years ago, together with the"baglio", the buildings and the warehouses.

Upon the bay of Guidaloca is set a 16th century cylindrical tower.



The name of Scopello probably derives from the Greek "scopelos" (rock), from the Latin "scopellum" (rock) and from the arab "iscubul iactus" (high rock).

It has been inhabited since the prehistoric period (finds discovered in the caves of the inland document the human presence, starting from the palaeolithic period), the zone has been known since ancient times because of the abundance of tunnys, which were fished in its sea, so much that the Greeks called it "Cetaria", that means "earth of the tunnys". The Arabs founded there a country house, which was inhabited by fishermen and shepherds and, in 1235, Frederic II the Swabian, after having annexed it with all the feud to the city Mounte San Giuliano, granted the property to a group of settlers of Piacenza, who soon left because of the continuous piratic incursions

In those centuries, in fact, the pirates who infested the low Mediterranean sea, used the bay of Scopello as a base for their raids: mooring the ships behind the stacks, they were practically invisible from the open sea.



The towers give to the landscape a mystery halo and a fascinating atmosphere, which mixes together nature and history. They go back to different ages and they were part of a system of defense and communication distributed along all the perimeter of the Sicily: communicating among themselves through the fire, by night and with the smoke during the day, all the island could be informed in very little time of every military new.

The oldest, probably built up by the Arabs to protect the "tonnara", is the one that rises on the stack that was once connected to the mainland, which could be approached through a bridge or probably a scale that was carved in the rock itself
The Doria tower, from the name of the Spanish nobleman who let it build on the terrace that faces the bay, goes back to the XVII century.

Another one, the Bennistra tower, is the one built in the XV century on the top of a mount in the south of the "baglio" and that dominates from its exceptional point of observation the entire gulf of Castellammare.



Il Baglio

Into the Town of Scopello there is the famous "Baglio" and there you can find some of typical shops, bar, a restaurant and a bank, infact all the main activities of Scopello are carry-on into this "Baglio".
In sping the town is full of turist attract from the joyful atmosphere that you find in the baglio. I n winter the town change in a paradise of peace and calm. In Scopello you find different bars (were you can eat the speciality food of the place as "Li Cassateddi", "La Pignolata" e "La Cassata Siciliana"), locali typical restaurants (where you can eat "Il Pani Cunsato"), a post office, a first-aid and a bank with bancomat. Naturally don't lack souvenir shops.

Address:
Baglio Isonzo, 91014, Scopello, Italy
Accommodation located in:
near fishing area, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, near the beach, near the natural reserve , old town, village!

Amenities & services

Cots are available on request.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Single beds: 0
  • Double beds: 3
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 1
  • Double sofa beds: 0

Bathroom

  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:

Extras

  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • No Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • No Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:

Extraservice

  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:

Kitchen

  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:

Living room

  • Yes Table & Chairs:
  • No Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:

Outside

  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • Yes Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • Yes Pets Welcome:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Shared Bathroom:

Rooms

  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • Yes Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:
  • No Safe:
  • Yes Sea View:
  • No Central Heating:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Breakfast:
No
Lunch:
No
Diner:
No
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