“At certain periods of the evening and the morning the blue of the Mediterranean surpasses all conception or description. It is the most intense and wonderful colour, I do believe, in all nature. “
The location of the Tonnara was strategic because it was close to where the shoals of tuna passed through between May and June. A cove protected from winds and currents where boats could be safely prepared and the arrival of tuna in the nets monitored.
Despite its small size, the Mediterranean Sea is home to extraordinary marine biodiversity. In order to protect this natural treasure, the Zingaro Nature Reserve was established a few miles away from the Tonnara.
The seabed of the stacks, 16-18 metres deep, is partly sandy and covered with Posidonia oceanica. Snorkeling around the stacks will allow you to admire the wonders of the underwater landscape.
The history of fishermen and the mattanza teaches us how important it is to respect the sea in order to preserve the balance between man and nature.