Holidays to Marina di Ragusa throw most of their weight behind the waterfront, where a yacht-filled marina and a row of restaurant-backed beaches reign supreme.

Eye-catching coasts

Locals from all over Sicily have been plonking themselves down on Marina di Ragusa’s seafront for decades. And, holidaymakers from outside of Italy are only just beginning to jump on the trend. It’s not hard to see why. The beaches are spot-on for a summer break that’s stuffed to the brim with R&R. A lot of them rack up sugar-soft sand, pizzas-at-the-ready eateries and a watersports scene that wrangles everything from sailing to windsurfing.

A pride-of-place port

Cast your eye to the west of the village’s sandy patches and you’ll spot Marina di Ragusa’s masterpiece – a luxurious port. Think of it as a mini version of Monaco’s famous harbour, with hundreds of swanky yachts bobbing in the water and a handful of restaurants and clothes shops lined up by the edge. The walkway that skirts the marina’s a fab route, too – perfect for a romantic, hand-in-hand stroll during your holiday to Sicily.

Into the history books

If you’re looking to get out and explore more of the island’s southern region, you don’t have to trundle far to spot signs of a time long past. Drive westwards along the coast for 10 minutes and you can reach the Archaeological Park of Caucana, an open-air museum that’s loaded with ruins. It’s home to what’s left of the Greek colony of Kamarina, which first came onto the scene in the 5th century. During your visit, you can dip in and out of the platter of old stone houses, before flaking out on the nearby beach.

At a Glance

  • Stretch your legs on a linen-soft beach
  • Stroll around the town’s Monaco-esque marina
  • Follow in the footsteps of Greek settlers at a frozen-in-time colony

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