Pointing toward the south, to the southernmost tip of Sicily, an enchanting panorama may seem to slowly transport you toward Africa.

Today a clean, blue sea populated by fish, a landscape of pristine beaches, interspersed with small fishing villages and abandoned “tonnare”, provides precious evidence of recent industrial archeology.


Visiting it means getting lost in the scent of the sea and its silences, except for the hot summer nights, when local and foreign visitors flock to bars, trattorias and local spots. Around the central square, traditional fishermen’s houses have been transformed into characteristic vacation homes or well-known trattorie..Today it is still possible to admire the summer residence of the Prince of Villadorata, which is located next to the Tonnara and dominates much of the square.

Even in Marzamemi, the local cuisine cannot be ignored. There are flavors of earth and sea. Fish, cherry tomatoes and Nero d’Avola characterize it intensely. Tuna Marzamemi is the undisputed king of local dishes with its use of specialized and typical products that make the town famous even beyond its borders.

History, culture and natural beauty are the ingredients of this lovely village that captivates the souls of those who love the sun, the sea and the silence.