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Nice beaches in South-Eastern Sicliy?

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Nice beaches in South-Eastern Sicliy?

Hi, we're going to Sicily next week and as we have very limited time there I'd like to ask you all if you know any nice beaches in the Siracusa-Argigento area? Ideally, we'd love going to a small, not very busy and touristy beach. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Prasessa

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1. Re: Nice beaches in South-Eastern Sicliy?

Do you have an own car ? It's not always simple with public transport in Sicily.

In the area of Ragusa there are many nice beaches. Marina di Ragusa in one of them, Donnalucata an other one. The summer season in at the beginning and In don't think that the beaches will be full of people.

In the area of Siracusa you can try Marina di Noto or (only with own transport and if you like beaches out of the path) the beaches of Calamosche and Vendicari, near Noto.

You can find all these place on a good map.

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2. Re: Nice beaches in South-Eastern Sicliy?

The best is not Siracusa or Agriegnto – BUT the charming province of Ragusa between the two!!

Seby is correct – there are many nice beaches in the area of Ragusa.

The province of Ragusa is exceptional!

Province of Ragusa:

http://www.ragusa-sicilia.it/english/

Southeastern Sicily offers beauty, local culture, beach opportunities and quiet, non-touristy areas.

The beaches on Sicily’s southern shores are frequented mostly by Italians.

The beaches at Marina di Ragusa also include Modica, Pozzallo, and Sampieri.

Marina di Ragusa:

travelplan.it/ragusa_guide_itineraries_ragus…

nozio.com/en/…_Best_Beaches.htm

The coast from Donnalucata to Sampieri would especially suit you well. The countryside is pristine and the coast is dotted with lovely villages and nice beaches. Donnalucata and Sampieri are cute villages - small and very local.

Donnalucata:

www.ragusa-sicilia.it/english/donnalucata.htm

Sampieri:

www.ragusa-sicilia.it/english/sampieri.htm

The beautiful Baroque towns of Ragusa Ibla and Modica are UNESCO sites since 2002.

Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1024

Visit the Castle of Donnafugata, and the Cava D'Ispica.

The Castle of Donnafugata:

ragusa-sicilia.it/english/castello_di_donnaf…

Cava D'Ispica:

ragusa-sicilia.it/english/cava_d_ispica.htm

The ferry to Malta departs from Pozzallo.

Virtu Ferries:

http://www.virtuferries.com/

There are many trattorias and osterias serving some of the best cuisine in Sicily.

Modica is all about chocolate!!

Eurochocolate - Ciok si Gira!

www.eurochocolate.com/it/bit2008/index.html?

events.frommers.com/sisp/index.htm…

Ragusa is famous for its Ragusano Dop cheese!

Casa del Formaggio S. Anna di Di Pasquale

Corso Itlaia 387

0932 227485

http://www.dipasqualeformaggi.it/index.asp

Casa del Formaggio produces and sells its own fresh and ripe cheeses such as Ragusano Dop and canestrato.

For wine tasting:

www.bereilvino.it/produttori_vino_ragusa.asp

Ragusa Photos:

trekearth.com/gallery/…

It's a very beautiful corner of Sicily!

The beaches of Calamosche and Vendicari are nice enough beaches, but they lack the total package that the beaches AND towns of the province of Ragusa provide.

Some earlier threads about this region:

tripadvisor.com/…11770139

tripadvisor.com/…11990894

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187886-i343-k2026…

There are several beaches along Sicily’s southeastern coast - Fontaine Bianche, Lido di Noto and the Vendicari Reserve. Except for the beaches there isn’t much else, unlike the province of Ragusa that offers charming towns along the coast, as well as Modica and Ragusa Ibla.

The extreme southeastern corner of Sicily is quite adventurous, very rural and quite intriguing!

Further south in Pachino, you’ll see farm after farm growing the famous Pachino tomatoes in greenhouses. The fields are covered in plastic.

Pachino Tomatoes:

tomatocasual.com/2007/…

Portopalo di Capo Passero, Capo Passero, Capo delle Correnti (the southernmost headland of Sicily), and Isola delle Correnti are all quite dramatic – waves crashing ashore, and ships in the harbour at Portopalo di Capo Passero with flags of African ports.

Portopalo Di Capo Passero:

siracusa-sicilia.it/english/portopalo_di_cap…

This southeastern corner of Sicily is special as well, but most definitely requires a car. You could survive the province of Ragusa without a car, but a car would be best for both areas.

All very local, and all very special!

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3. Re: Nice beaches in South-Eastern Sicliy?

Marina de Regusa is a lovely sandy beach, but (at least when wewent) it was quite exposed and very windy, and hence the sea was pretty rough. There wasn't much to the 'town' either. But it was very quite when we were there (September) and it was certainly a pleasant place to sit for a few hours.

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4. Re: Nice beaches in South-Eastern Sicliy?

Hey Prasessa, June is not high-season and during the week most of the beaches and sea towns wont be very busy, just lively enough with the turists. It's during the weekends that it can get busy, with all the Sicilians pouring on the beach.

Province of Siracusa: Fontane Bianche (the beach of the Siracusans), Lido di Noto, Natural Park of Vendicari.

Province of Ragusa: Marina di Ragusa, Scoglitti and Donnalucata have a great beach and nice sea town. Sampieri, Marina di Modica and Cava d'Aliga have great beach but smaller village.

My favourite beach is Plaia Grande, between Marina di Ragusa and Donnalucata.

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