An open-air experience
Perched on a cliff-top overlooking the deep blue of the Sicilian sea, Scopello, from the Greek Skopelos or cliffs, is an ancient fishing village set among sea stacks, vegetation and crystal-clear waters, a symbol of this land in the heart of the Mediterranean, of its history and traditions.
While its natural essence breathes ancestral emotions, its architecture tells a story handed down through the ages: medieval lookout towers that still today dominate the old village, a tiny church built by the Jesuits who also constructed sheds here for boats and fishing equipment, and even nineteenth-century Palazzina Florio, the small building that introduced the modern criteria for working and managing tuna fishing, this centuries-old ritual with a wealth of fascinating tales and legends.
Abandoned in 1984, after eight centuries of fishing, the Tonnara di Scopello is today an open-air museum that exhibits the boats and tools from the past, and it is also a concept of hospitality in contact with nature and history, its apartments and terraces recreating the mood of this ancient fishing village.
Far from the madding crowd and clichés, the authenticity and unique appeal of this special place have led to it becoming popular also with trendsetters and fashion people.
A Mediterranean lifestyle where Ethimo collections are perfectly at home. Furnishings that speak the same language of matter and colour as the houses, rocks and old fishing boats: an inherent harmony with the environment, a seamless encounter that becomes design.