Natural and historical Itineraries
Balestrate is located in an ideal position to reach nearby tourist destinations
- Castellammare del Golfo is a popular sea town and touristic port. The medieval castle that dominates the port offers a breathtaking view on the entire gulf.
- Scopello is a little sea village, known for its unforgettable stacks, and for the ancient Tonnara.
- Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve: You cannot miss out on visiting this paradise on earth, a natural oasis where the sea and the mountain melt in a perfect bound. Walking along the tracks designed on the cliffs it’s possible to reach several sandy coves scattered along the coast for about 7 km from Castellammare del Golfo to San Vito Lo Capo, and where you can stop for a swim or to do some snorkeling .
- San Vito Lo Capo is a popular seaside resort placed between the sea and the mountain and it is famous for its coral sand beaches. It’s also an important venue for popular events. Here, every year at the end of September a Cous -Cous Fest is held and it brings together all the Mediterranean countries in a cous-cous competition. In October the best athletes gather in San Vito to take part to a big Climbing Festival and promote this extreme sport.
- Erice is an enchanting medieval town located on top of a mountain at 750m above the sea. It’s a big tourist attraction where you can admire churches and historical monuments of different ages as the Castello di Venere (Venus' Castle), from where you can enjoy a stunning sea view.
- Visiting Segesta is a must. You’ll experience a unique atmosphere by seeing the greatness of the whole Doric temple or simply by walking across the ancient ruins of the Greek theater.
- Selinunte is well-known for its huge archeological site which hosts the ruins of some Greek temples. Enormous stones standing by the sea offer a magnificent scenery.
- The Capital of Sicily is Palermo, a city where different cultures mixed together. In fact, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, French and Spaniards dominated the city. The Cathedral, the Cappella Palatina, the Palazzo Normanno, Castello della Zisa, La Cuba, Teatro Massimo, and many others bear the most diverse style influences.
- Marsala is well-known due to the precious wine as well as to the landing of Garibaldi on 11 May 1860. The typical Salt Evaporation Ponds cover all the western coast up to Trapani, offering a very impressing scenery with their salt mountains and typical windmills.
- Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo are the 3 Egadi Islands a very natural attraction reachable daily from Trapani .
- Cefalù is located on the northern coast about 70km east from Palermo. It’s a very interesting town due to its historical and architectural monuments. The famous Cathedral is one of the greatest examples of Norman architecture.
- Agrigento, located on the southern coast of Sicily about 100km from Palermo airport, is the hometown of our literate Luigi Pirandello. It allows a full immersion into the past to anyone who will come and pay a visit to the amazing Valle dei Templi (Temples' Valley). Nearby there is the Scala dei Turchi (Turkish Staircase), a natural sculpture made out of white limestone which gives the coast a particular glance.