Marina di Ragusa is a small charming resort located in the province of Ragusa on the southeastern coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean sea.
Resort in ancient times was called Mazzarelli (Mazzarelli), at the present time is one of the most famous and popular tourist centers in the South of Sicily.
The town is small and quiet, however, during the peak tourist season here come tourists from Italy and other countries abroad, from which the city gets crowded and the beach is sometimes overcrowded.
The beach of Marina di Ragusa
The eponymous beach (spiaggia Marina di Ragusa), stretching more than a mile along the sea is one of the best in Sicily and is the main attraction of Marina di Razaz.
The beach has the award "Blue flag" for cleanliness and environmental friendliness the beach and coastal waters, as well as high quality service.
The beach is completely sandy. The sand is fine and pleasant to the touch, bright colors. Longest beach strip in the basis wide, sometimes more narrow, in some places on the beach and in the water meet rocky breed.
The beach is clean, it is cleaned regularly, sand dub. The beach has all the necessary infrastructure for a comfortable beach holiday: clinics, rescue towers, toilets and showers, litter bins, a few cafés located directly on the sandy beach and an equipped Lido where you can rent sun loungers, parasols and beach towels. The approximate cost of renting 2 sunbeds and umbrella- 16 Euro/day.
The sea water is clean and transparent, the entrance shallow, sandy bottom, gradual depth.
The promenade and the sea port of Marina di Ragusa
Above the beach is a great waterfront - the promenade. The promenade is clean and attractive, and very long evenings on the waterfront crowded with locals and visitors walking, sitting in cafes and restaurants along the waterfront.
On the East side, along the Central waterfront, can be seen lined up in a neat little range of lovely villas, most of which are summer residences of the Italians.
The historic center, the promenade has a small pretty square, which is a historical monument, the Torre Cabrera.
To the East is a large modern and elegant port for yachts and small boats (Porto di Marina di Ragusa). Here you can rent a yacht, visit Malta (from 59 euros per person), enjoy a yacht ride or individual fishing trips, and the owners of private yachts to anchor to the Parking lot, which will provide first class service and, if necessary, your yacht will be provided with a full range of services.
Along the port is the promenade, a very beautiful place.
For yacht Marina originates wild beach, little suitable for swimming and relaxing on the beach. This area of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara), which also is dominated by villas. In this area you can rent a home, including apartments. There is a grocery supermarket. This newer area where there are still some construction, so everyone can have time to buy a summer residence on one of the most prestigious resorts of Sicily.
Sights, streets, shops and Playground in Marina di Ragusa
The resort is small, it can easily be explored on foot, so the attractions are almost there. Of the few, this is the Central area Duca degli Abruzzi, where the evenings are going to vacationers and locals, in order to discuss matters of this life. On the square are festivals and concerts and concentrated perimeter cafes and restaurants.
And the Catholic Church Diocesi Di Ragusa located close to the square, a little deeper into the city.
The streets of Marina di Ragusa
In the city center there are small grocery shops and retail shops. Large Eurospar supermarket is located on the outskirts of the city, at Via Caboto, 97010 Marina di Ragusa, Ragusa RG, Italy, and close to Park with Playground.
Where to stay in Marina di Ragusa
Locations in Marina di Ragusa abound. Basically, it's an apartment, there are villas and a few hotels and guest houses, located on the first line, close to the beach, and more remotely from such. The town is small, it is easy to get around on foot, so whatever the means of accommodation and wherever you choose, in any case, all main tourist sites are within walking distance. All accommodation in Marina di Ragusa, from budget to expensive and trendy, you can view and book here.
How to get to Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
In the city there is no airport, the nearest are in Catania and Comiso. In these cities most often visited by tourists wishing to spend their holidays in Marina di Ragusa and the surrounding area. Cheap plane tickets can be viewed here.
Taxi and private car
In Sicily it is easiest to travel by private car. Your car rental.
To get to Marina di Ragusa and from the airports faster, more convenient and more comfortable way is by taxi. To order a taxi/Shuttle service in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details.
By public transport
Several times a day from the center of Catania there is a direct bus, which passes by the airport of Catania. Journey 2 hours 30 minutes, passing Ragusa. The fare of 9.40 euros. The bus timetable and ticket prices can be viewed here.
There are also direct buses from Ragusa and Comiso, of the company as well as from Catania - INTERBUS or the local - Tumino (from Komisi only Tumino). With a journey time of 25-30 minutes.
But from Palermo or Trapani can be reached with transfers, via Catania or Ragusa, on the bus, or combining train and bus.
From Palermo, you can get a direct bus to Ragusa (firm AST) or Catania, and then transfer to a direct bus to Marina di Ragusa. Or take a direct train to Catania and also transfer to a direct bus to the MDR. The schedule of trains can be seen here.
From Trapani you can go on the bottom of the island, with transfers in and Agrigento Comiso airport, or through Palermo.
Bus stop in Marina di Ragusa located in Benedetto Brin (Via Brin Benedetto) near the municipal police (Polizia Municipale).
From Marina di Ragusa there is an opportunity to visit the famous mount Etna, a tour of "Journey to mount Etna". The tour is designed for tourists staying on the South coast of the island from Syracuse to Marina di Ragusa:
Personal opinion about Marina di Ragusa
We, Marina di Ragusa liked: compact, nice and sincere. The city felt calm and relaxed, even with a large number of tourists in the season. But in the second half of the July - August months, we would not come here, and in the beginning of September - it is a decent place.
To be honest, the MDR resort we liked even more than the advertised San Vito Lo Capo. Long and wide sandy beach, clean sea water, streets with low houses in the typical style, colorful cafes and restaurants, all this is a perfect place for a relaxing family holiday, when you want to escape from the problems and hassles of the big city.
And rates in Marina di Ragusa is more democratic than in the same San Vito Taormina or Mondello.
And in the evenings in the MDR, you can enjoy the sunsets of amazing beauty