Pozzallo holidays piece together chilled-out beaches and laidback ocean-view restaurants, within daytripping distance of sight-packed Siracusa and Malta.

Bags of Blue Flag beaches

The island of Sicily has eight Blue Flag belts up its sleeve. And Pozzallo – on the southern coast – lays claim to four of them. Pietre Nera Beach is the biggest of the lot, with a whopping 900 metres of sun-kissed sand for you to plant yourself down on. Raganzino Beach, meanwhile, is tucked away from the town centre, so it’s a great pick if you’re big on sunbathing with plenty of peace and quiet.

Shuffle over to Siracusa

Holidays to Pozzallo also plant you within reach of southern Sicily’s biggest city, Siracusa. It’s an hour’s drive away, and tots up everything from top-name-branded shops to souvenir-store-lined piazzas. You’ve got heaps of historical sights to add to your photo album here, too. A UNESCO-protected cathedral, a 5th-century archaeological park and an ancient Greek amphitheatre – you can see all this and more during a daytrip.

Mingle in Malta

If you’re looking for an outing that’s a little more far flung than Siracusa, then Pozzallo’s got you covered there, too. Ferries and hydrofoil speedboats set sail from the town’s harbour for the island of Malta every day. This means you can touch down in another country in around two hours. The ships dock at the island’s capital city, Valletta, where you can snap selfies in front of 500-year-old forts, a Baroque cathedral and a sandstone-coloured palace.

At a Glance

  • Build sandcastles on Divinity Beach
  • Hop on a ferry and cruise across to Malta
  • Splash some cash during a daytrip to Siracusa