The northern region of Alcamo has a delightful beach of fine sand beach, made all the more
spectacular by the intense blue of the Tyrrhenian.
The sandy hills of Calatubo are a starting point
for attractive tracks which lead to Trappeto. A few
metres further on are the castle ruins of Calatubo.
The caste silhouette can be seen farther along the
street. Interesting archaeological finds prove that
the site has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
The castle was the emporium of Val di Mazara, one
of Sicily’s provinces under Muslim occupation. The
Arabic fountain “Cuba delle rose” stands in the
grounds of the castle. Recently restored, it provided a way of conveying water to the castle.
The surrounding green landscape is dominated by
rural buildings. This tour includes visits to various
bagli, fortified farmhouses which later became the
centre of latifundium. The Baglio Le vigne has an
attractive ornamental garden of palms and citrus
trees. The Baglio Chiarelli is also a farm holiday
where guests can practise equestrian activities.
The complex includes stalls and a small private
chapel arranged around a central courtyard. At the
back of the castle is the monumental Baglio Villa
Fico which once was owned by the Baron Felice
Pastore. It has been used as location for the Italian
film “Il dolce e l’amaro” which won the special jury
prize at the Venice Film Festival. Next to the Ba-
glio Fico stands the Gothic Baglio della Marchesa
which resembles a fortress thanks to its tower and