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Tonnara di Scopello

Out of use now, and turned into a hotel.

A "tonnara" is a tuna canning factory.
Every spring, when the tuna traveled in big schools to warmer water to spawn, people around the Mediterranean would anchor huge nets in their path to trap them. If there were enough, the fishermen would heave the tuna out of the trap into their boats with huge hooks, kill them and bring them to the tonnara. This is called the "mattanza" (the slaughter). In the tonnara the tuna was blooded, cleaned, cooked, seasoned and canned.
Nowadays tuna is caught with big canning ships assisted by helicopters, radar and sonar. In stead of waiting for the tuna to come to the nets, the tuna hunters go and find them on open sea.
This is a more effective method, but could also mean the end of the tuna. Most tonnare are out of use now.

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