Santa Maria del Focallo
Santa Maria del Focallo
In the South Eastern Sicily, in Ispica town (Ragusa province), is located the district called “Santa Maria del Focallo“.
It is 5 km from the capital and it’s a seaside resort that stretches for about 8 km of golden beach, with fine sand, soft and paradisiac.
Without a doubt it is one of the places where to make seaside tourism and it has few rivals in the world.
In the international context, in 2011, Santa Maria del Focallo has found confirmation of its environmental quality with the recognition of the Blue Flag, awarded by the FEE (which indicate the excellent state of health of the sea waters, and the overall environmental quality of the area and its complete livability) and from 2015 the Green Flag (which indicates, child-friendly beach).
Santa Maria del Focallo is full of tourists mainly in summer, thanks to the extensive beach and crystal clear water. It is also characterized by a strip of protected natural vegetation, mainly composed of acacias, suitable for picnics.
In the sea in front of the beach of Santa Maria del Focallo you can see the” Isola dei Porri” small island a few kilometers from the beach.
The coastline is equipped with several chalets, beaches, market, rotisserie, bars, clubs and many restaurants where you can eat every type of Sicilian and Ragusa specialties as well as enjoy good fish.
Municipality of Ispica
Ispica is a few kilometers from Santa Maria del Focallo, a town of about 16,000 inhabitants.
A town rich in history, tradition, culture, which boasts fantastic natural landscapes such as the “Cava Ispica” (a river valley that affects the territory for 13 kilometers from Ispica to Modica).
Art and Culture
Surrounded by churches, basilicas, museums, palaces, castles and buildings in Art Nouveau style, Ispica stands out as one of the most beautiful and richest towns in the area.
A great place to experience the Sicilian experience between popular and religious festivals where you can learn about the folklore and tradition that characterizes Ispica.
How to get to Santa Maria del Focallo
It can be reached by plane, landing at Catania “Fontanarossa” airport which is 100 kilometers from the village or landing at the Comiso “Pio la Torre” airport which is 57 kilometers from the town.
It can also be reached by ship arriving in the ports of Catania or Palermo. The nearest station is in Ispica just 4 km away.
By car, instead, take the Siracusa-Gela motorway to the Rosolini exit and after take the SP19 road. Pass the town of Ispica and reach Santa Maria del Focallo ( 6 miles away ).
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