The settlement consists of a historic baglio, the Baglio Isonzo, and a couple of attractive little lanes only a few yards long. A baglio was the headquarters of an agricultural estate, rather like a masseria in Puglia. The Scopello baglio is now the heart of the village, its large courtyard offering some shade and respite from the hot sun. There are cafe tables, a ceramics/souvenir shop, and a choice of places to buy food, drink and ice creams.
Outside the Baglio Isonzo is a picturesque water fountain with a trough.
The name Scopello most likely comes from the Greek scoupelos which means “rock” and refers to the many rocky suggestive stacks in front of the ancient “Tonnara”
(Text from Italyheaven)
Tonnara (Tuna fishery):
In the wonderful cove below the village - where Scopello stunning rocky stacks rise - protected by two ancient watchtowers, you can see the picturesque "Tonnara" - where fishermen used to desiccate and preserve tuna fish in oil, produced “bottarga” (dried tuna fish eggs used as a condiment for pasta) and lived during the fishing season. The existence of the ancient “Tonnara” is attested by a document dating back to the XIII century. It has been used till 1981, and it's now a national monument, while the beautiful “baglio" and the splendid village are still very popular among tourists from all over the world.
(Text from solosicily)
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