In addition to the charming old town and the port, the large territory of Castellammare del Golfo offers attractions of various kinds: the sea is certainly one of these. The coast includes both sandy and rocky stretches, the latter consisting of the coves to the north-west of the town. The obligatory stop for lovers of the sea, nature and trekking can only be the Zingaro Nature Reserve: 7 kilometers of coastline and almost 1,700 hectares of unspoiled nature. Of course, the guided tours of Monte Inici with its splendid karst caves are of course interesting for the adventurous spirits.
The shape of the ancient part of the village suggests the nature of a typical Sicilian fishing village.
‘Abisso dei Cocci’ and ‘Grotta del Cavallo’ are just some of the splendid karst caves of Monte Inici, to be discovered under the guidance of expert speleologists.
To the North-West of the city center the beautiful rocky coves to be reached on foot, or admire from the sea.
Castellammare is located a few kilometers from important tourist destinations such as Palermo, Monreale, Trapani and Erice.
You can quickly reach the renowned destinations of western Sicily: in Palermo the Cathedral, the Palazzo dei Normanni with the Palatine Chapel, the Quattro Canti and Piazza Pretoria, or the Salinas Museum, one of the most important archaeological exhibition sites in Europe; in Trapani the ancient corals of the Pepoli Museum, the historic center and the salt pans; in Paceco the Salt Museum; in Mazara del Vallo the Dancing Satyr; in Marsala the Baglio Anselmi Museum with the Punic ship and the Stagnone Islands with the Phoenician ruins and the Whitaker Museum, where you can admire the young Mothia; in Segesta the archaeological park with the theater and the temple; and of course Erice, Selinunte, the Cave di Cusa, the Egadi Islands.
Segesta is one of the most important archaeological parks in Sicily, with the ruins of the temple in Doric style and the ancient theater, partly carved into the rock, which hosts important shows during the summer months.
A stretch of wild and enchanting coast located between the two reserves of Zingaro and Monte Cofano, an alternative to the nearby but more crowded beach of San Vito lo Capo.
Going to Erice, perhaps by cableway, means enjoying a unique view of the Egadi and the salt pans, and then get lost in the evening among narrow streets, fortifications and ancient churches.